Eczema Cure Manuka Honey Benefits: Healing naturally
Eczema is incurable and can be a lifelong condition, following from childhood cases to adulthood. It is a terrible and unsightly condition for the sufferers. Although it can be painful and a source of embarrassment and irritation, there are medical cream that can help soothes and ease the condition. Manuka honey is a proven remedy to help ease and manage eczema.
In general, eczema patients have dry skin and has to deal with flaking, scaling and overall dryness of the skin. Furthermore, those with eczema are vulnerable to tropical infections, such as staph and other infections because of a weak skin barrier. Hence, most natural remedy helps provide a protective layer of natural barrier to prevent bacteria, and other unwelcome substance to reach the skin.
Patients of eczema needs cream frequently to heal their dried, broken, cracked flaking skin. They may also have open sores, and would need cream to provide the extra protective barrier to prevent further infections.
How Manuka Honey can help in skin care?
Manuka honey has high antibacterial properties that helps in fighting bacteria infection. Manuka honey, as a superfood, is an immunomodulator- a substance that helps to regulate the immune system. This “regulation” is a normalisation process, so that manuka honey helps to optimise immune response. Most of us eat it regularly to have healthy lifestyle.
Many of us neglect that Manuka honey also has great skincare properties. For example, Manuka honey is a natural “humectant” and is able to draw moisture from the air and retaining a moist condition on the skin. Not only that, manuka honey has a high viscosity to create a protective barrier to prevent infections.
Scientific Lab Test and Proof
Manuka honey originates from New Zealand and many lab tests and scientific experiments have concluded that manuka honey helps in skin conditions. The New Zealand government even set up an manuka honey UMF board, to reduce fraud and to ensure consumers will get only real, authentic manuka honey with their UMF logo.
Lab tests have applied medical grade manuka honey topically to wounds, resulting in smaller wound size and lowering of pH values. The wound heals fast due to strong anti-inflammatory effects. Also, 5 0ut of 8 psoriasis sufferers showed improvement after using manuka honey mixture. 80% of users suffering from dermatitis showed better conditions after a mere 2 weeks of applying a mixture of manuka honey mixture. Numerous independent tests on manuka honey have proved its strong antibacterial properties.
Medical grade Manuka Honey
Many users may have use manuka honey straight from the jar to apply topically on their skin. Do note that manuka honey from the jar may not be medical grade sufficient.
If you are applying manuka honey as a face mask, or just as skin lotion over your skin, this is probably fine. However if you are suffering from eczema or has sensitive skin, you would probably be better off using higher grade medical grade manuka honey.
Comvita Eczema cream changed name to Derma Cream
Alternately, you can use specifically formulated manuka honey formula for skin care. I would recommend Medihoney – Comvita Derma Cream.
A rich emollient cream with Medihoney® sterilised medical grade Manuka honey, Aloe vera and Chamomile extract to hydrate and soothe red, itchy skin.
- Designed for very dry and eczema prone skin
- Helps reduce redness and itching due to dryness
- Fragrance free
- Dermatologically tested
- Effective for the whole family including babies from 3 months
Comvita Derma Cream has helped greatly with my niece’s chronic scaly, dry eczema. She does not itch as much when the derma cream is applied. It also provide relief for her red inflamed eczema.
We are even applying this derma cream on sensitive skin people with no eczema as it helps to protect their sensitive skin. For my wife and me, we use manuka honey out of jar as our own DIY face mask. We do it almost every weekend, just before bedtime.
For those without sensitive skin nor eczema and prefer to have high quality lab designed skin care that the British Royal family – Kate Middleton uses for her daily skincare, you can opt for Royal Nectar Original Face Mask or Moisturising Face Lift Skincare.