I spotted a really interesting article in the Daily Mail today – it’s about one of my favourite organic actives so I thought I’d share!
After selling thousands of jars within days of its launch in LA, a new brand of honey has made its way onto the British High Street.
Harvested from the Chilean rainforest where local tribesmen have apparently been using it topically for centuries, honey is holistically used to treat wounds and common skin complaints.
Honey’s rejuvenating skin benefits are more of a recent discovery:
When applied to the face or body, [honey] can break down scar tissue and make skin more elastic — smoothing out fine lines and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
I’ve long advocated honey as a highly effective DIY treatment – it’s a particularly good mask for blemish-prone skin due to its mild anti-bacterial properties.
Manuka is my honey of choice, mixed with a little oatmeal for an added exfoliating action.
I’m also a big fan of Manuka extract (oil extracted from the leaves) which we use in a number of Pai products. It’s great anti-inflammatory and cell regenerating properties making it ideal for sensitive and problem skin.
Granted a honey mask is a bit of a nightmare to wash off – but give it a go once a week and hopefully you’ll agree the silky smooth results are worth it. Just apply, leave on for ten minutes and then jump in the shower!