Kourtney Kardashian is very vocal about her love of all things natural. Recently, she talked about how she drinks ghee every morning, and this week the Kourtney Kardashian revealed that honey is the secret to her glowing skin.
Now, don't just think that you can head to your nearest grocery store, buy the first bottle of honey you see, slather it on your face and all of a sudden have fabulous skin. Kardashian doesn't just use any old honey — she uses manuka honey.
Manuka honey, which is from New Zealand, has been touted for its antibacterial properties, in addition to its ability to increase cell production post-infection. Kardashian told E! that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians crew would use manuka honey when they were sick, which inspired Kardashian to include it in her daily routine.
In addition to consuming spoonfuls of the stuff, Kardashian uses a line of New Zealand-made skincare products called Manuka Doctor, which are formulated with manuka honey. The product line features an array of items, from a bronzing gel with manuka honey to a set for acne-prone skin. Kardashian very eagerly endorsed the brand, since she loves manuka honey unconditionally.
According to dermatologist Doris Day, honey is often used as an antiseptic, telling CNN that honey "creates a barrier on wounds that's breathable, like skin." Honey is often used to treat acne, eczema and also does a good job at exfoliating.
Take It Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask, $32, heyhoney.com
Manuka Doctor isn't the only brand creating honey products. Hey Honey has a variety of masks and creams that are made with the stuff, and even NYX has a serum-primer hybrid with honey as the special ingredient to help you get radiant skin.
NYX Honey Dew Me Up, $17, nyxcosmetics.com
Want to try out the benefits of honey without committing to a pricey product? The National Honey Board has plenty of recipes for homemade honey skincare products, like an avocado and honey mask and and honey chamomile toner that sound absolutely amazing.
So what are you waiting for? Test honey's magical properties and see if you get a gorgeous glow like Kourtney Kardashian. Or you could just add some to your coffee, because that is incredibly delicious.