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Does Manuka honey exfoliate the skin?

Does Manuka honey exfoliate the skin?
on December 10, 2021

Manuka honey is a natural emollient and exfoliant - it also helps to soothe acne and control breakouts. It brings moisture from the air to the skin's surface by absorbing it. It balances the pH of your skin, softens, brightens, and evens out skin tone, and fades previous acne scars. Manuka honey skin care should be used on a regular basis to keep your skin plump, hydrated, clear, and radiant.

Five reasons why Manuka honey is beneficial:

  1. It balances the skin’s pH and contains amino acids
  2. It’s the only honey with MG (methylglyoxal) and hydrogen peroxide
  3. It inhibits MMP, a group of enzymes that destroy collagen
  4. It’s part of the tea tree family, which is world-renowned for its vast calming properties
  5. It's a natural humectant, which locks moisture into the skin to deliver a natural, dewy glow.

How do you exfoliate with Manuka honey?

Whether your skin is dry from the cold weather or suffering from harsh acne treatments, the moisturising and exfoliating properties of Manuka honey could be extremely beneficial to you. We recommend, especially in winter, swapping to a kinder but still exfoliating facial wash, like our Purifying Gel Balm Cleanser. Packed with caring and restoring Manuka honey and soothing CBD, this gentle cleanser will remove make-up and gently exfoliate any dead skin cells to leave your skin bright and refreshed. 

Another area you can exfoliate with Manuka honey is the lips, which are extremely prone to becoming dry both in the winter and summer months. If you are suffering from really dry lips, it might be beneficial to make an easy sugar scrub to really get rid of all the dry skin, before applying a overnight treatment like Cannuka’s Hydrating Lip Balm, which can be topped up throughout the day whenever you feel like your lips need a hydrating boost!

Can I use Manuka honey on my face every day?

As long as you can be sure that the Manuka honey product is genuine and doesn’t contain any added sugars or preservatives, you should be fine to use Manuka honey skin care products like Cannuka every day. The antibacterial properties will not only provide a gentle exfoliation to keep skin fresh, but with added CBD, can reduce any redness associated with dry skin and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Our Nourishing Body Cream can be used to target areas of extreme dryness, such as the elbows and knees where certain skin conditions can be worse. With added aloe vera and hyaluronic acid, the body cream is easily absorbed and provides super hydration. For best results, apply straight after showering or bathing as the skin will have been stripped of its natural oils.  

Why choose Cannuka?

Cannuka only uses naturally derived ingredients, which are proven to hydrate the skin and encourage healing. Manuka honey has been hailed a skin care hero for quite some time, but never before has it been paired with anti-inflammatory CBD, providing a completely new and innovative skin care experience. Browse our full range of CBD and Manuka honey skin care products and begin your journey to better skin.
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