Glamour.com - Dr. Heidi Waldorf: "Everyone's Buzzing That Honey Can Help Clear Up Acne, But Is It True?"
The latest ingredient I am seeing everywhere in skin care product is manuka honey - bee honey that comes from the New Zealand and Australia native manuka trees- but does it really work?
To get the facts, I asked Heidi Waldorf, MD, Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Health System. Her verdict? "Yes, manuka honey has some antiseptic activity, but it's not magic. If you have a pimple, a more immediate fix is still a good-old spot treatment or overall topical treatment with a product containing sulfur, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide—those will do more than manuka honey." Learn more