Raw honey, which is extracted from honey and honeycomb, can be used to treat acne, according to a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Raw honey is a naturally occurring substance which is found in many flowers and fruit.
The researchers found that honey can reduce inflammation in the skin and reduce the appearance of acne, as well as reduce swelling and inflammation.
“This study is important because we are looking at how raw honey can help in treating acne and the results suggest that it can reduce acne in people who have a mild or moderate acne problem,” Dr. Anees Ahmed, an associate professor of dermatology at Duke University, told News24.
In addition to its antibacterial properties, raw honey also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, which may help reduce acne.
Honeycomb is an oil extracted from the sap of the sap tree, which has been used for thousands of years.
This oil is a natural moisturizer and skin-soothing ingredient.
According to Dr. Ahmed, the researchers used an organic raw honey blend with a mixture of vitamin E and vitamin B6, which are both considered skin-protecting and antimicrobial compounds.
Researchers found that the combination of the two components reduced the appearance and inflammation of acne in patients.
“The addition of vitamin C to the honey also made a significant difference, which was important because a lack of vitamin K in the honey is known to increase acne,” Dr Ahmed said.
“We also found that vitamin E reduced inflammation and the increase in collagen production that occurs when there is a build-up of collagen,” she added.
Dr. Ahmed explained that honeycomb is not a substitute for traditional acne treatments, but it is a promising treatment for treating mild acne.
“Honey has a number of important properties which include anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antihistamine, antiseptic and antibacterial,” she said.
Despite the fact that raw honey is often used for treating skin problems in general, Dr. Ahmad added that it should be used with caution, because it can contain potentially toxic chemicals.
Her advice for patients considering using raw honey as an acne treatment is to be careful of any ingredients, as the amount and type of raw honey that you use will determine the effectiveness of the treatment.
Dr. Azen, the author of the study, said that it is not clear whether raw honey has antibacterial or antifurcative properties, but she hopes that future research will help elucidate this.
“There is a lot of controversy about whether raw or unprocessed honey can be beneficial for acne treatment, but I believe that we need to continue to research this,” Dr Azen said.
“Honey is one of the richest sources of natural antibacterial ingredients, and we have found that it has a lot to offer.”