BEAUTY
Can Honey Really Help Face Acne Scars?
By NATALIE FRANCISCO
Depending on the severity of your acne, the scars they leave on your skin can last for what feels like forever. However, you can reach into your pantry and grab some honey as it makes for an effective home remedy for acne and the scars they leave behind.
Honey is a home remedy for acne scars and is known to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. First Honey recommends medical-grade Mānuka honey because it promotes the fibroblasts in your skin to heal the scars faster; just make sure you’re not allergic to bees or applying honey will make your skin worse.
While many people believe honey is effective, it is only a home remedy with Exposed Skincare saying that there aren’t enough studies and research to prove that it actually works. The lack of studies means that you won’t know if it works the same way other products do; products with salicylic acid, lactic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, and retinoids are proven to help acne.