So, we all know the world is obsessed with the Kardashians beauty regimes – after all, they basically started a worldwide trend when Kim posted those pictures of her cream contouring application and everyone went crazy when Kylie finally shared her coveted makeup routinee on Snapchat a few weeks ago.
Despite sharing enviable curves and a year-round tan, each sister has their own recognizable style and Kourtney is definitely the advocate for a natural beauty routine. Her skin always looks radiant and glowing, even caught wearing minimal makeup – so if it’s good enough for her, it’s definitely good enough for us. Luckily for you, we’ve discovered her secret… and it’s available in the aisles of your local drugstore. Manuka honey!
What Is Manuka Honey?
So what exactly is manuka honey and how is it different to the regular honey you drizzle on your granola in the mornings?
Manuka honey is collected exclusively from the manuka tree, and is raw and natural, unlike regular honey which is often riddled with corn syrups and artificial sweeteners. Raw honey is a rich source of amino acids, b vitamins, and minerals. However, the nutritional value of manuka honey is up to four times more than that of regular flower honey due to it containing a far higher level of enzymes than others. It is these enzymes that contribute to the antibacterial effect that made this superfood so popular.
Following in the footsteps of Kourtney and including it in your skincare routine would be beneficial for everyone, but the antibacterial and hydrating properties make it a particularly smart choice for acne sufferers!
Kourtney has revealed she discovered it when she noticed the crew of KUWTK eating spoonfuls of the honey to prevent and treat colds! After reportedly incorporating honey into her beauty routine for years, she recently became the face of Manuka Doctor, a brand built around the beautifying properties of honey – and claims she couldn’t have “wished for a better partnership”.
How To Use It
Kourtney has voiced her love for the face oils, in particular, saying she alternates between the Brightening and Replenishing formulas and even likes to use the oils around her eye area for an intensely hydrating eye cream replacement.
Apparently, Kim is a fan too! It’s not just Manuka Doctor that’s catching on – Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask is gorgeously nourishing, and for a bright complexion give the Manuka Doctor Brightening Facial Serum a go!
For an at home solution, simply wet your face and smooth a spoonful of honey on to your skin. Make sure you’re using pure, medicinal quality manuka honey with UMF rating of 12+ (that stands for unique manuka factor and is what indicates the quality of the honey). Leave for 15-20 minutes and rinse for clearer, hydrated skin!
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