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How to Cure Acne With Raw Honey

author image Melynda Sorrels
Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.
How to Cure Acne With Raw Honey
Honey boasts surprising antimicrobial properties. Photo Credit honey pot with some honey image by Francois du Plessis from <a href="http://www.fotolia.com">Fotolia.com</a>

If you're looking for a safe and natural alternative to the typical over-the-counter acne treatments, you may be surprised at just how effective honey can be. Honey has been used to treat everything from acne to small cuts because of its powerful antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Using honey to treat acne is a simple process that renders noticeable results. So rather than perusing the soap aisle in search of your next approach to treating your acne problem, opt for a bottle of organic honey instead for a clearer complexion by using a much more natural approach.

Step 1

Warm up organic honey in your hands by scooping it out of the jar and allowing it to sit in your hands for a moment until it begins to soften up. Don't heat the honey in the microwave, as this may cook off some of its antimicrobial properties.

Step 2

Apply the honey to your face, making sure to cover your skin completely.

Step 3

Allow the honey to sit on your skin for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 4

Wipe away the honey with a clean damp cloth.

Step 5

Rinse your face by splashing it with warm water.

Step 6

Pat your skin dry with a soft, absorbent, dry towel.

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