Got acne scars and blemishes threatening your confidence? Don't worry, there's help. Helping to repair acne scars and let our skin recover requires a little bit of TLC. Including mānuka oil into the skincare routine may be the extra something special you’ve been looking for.
The mānuka tree is a multi-purpose, nurturing plant. Mānuka has been called upon by generations of Māori healers to aid and assist a variety of ailments, from coughs and colds to burns. Mānuka oil is full of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. When used as part of a skincare routine, it can help to soothe and support wound healing, including help with acne scars.
It’s near impossible to avoid gaining a scar or two over your lifetime. While acne scars are difficult to remove completely and generally won’t fade rapidly without medical intervention, it is possible to lessen their appearance with a consistent skincare regime.
How Mānuka Oil Can Help With Acne Scars and Blemishes
- Firstly and most importantly, clean the site and bandage it correctly if it requires it. Looking after the area from the beginning will help to reduce scarring in the long run. Including an antibacterial ointment such as ManukaRx Skin Rescue Ointment may be beneficial at this stage as it helps to reduce the spread and introduction of bacteria.
- Keeping the area moist during the healing process will help the skin heal. Dry skin is more prone to scarring and may cause itching as it recovers. For a natural moisturiser and massage balm, combine ten drops of Mānuka Skin Oil with 30mls of coconut oil and rub into the area surrounding the scar. Massage is a helpful tool for easing inflammation that may be associated with a wound, so take a few minutes to work on the tender area.
- No scar will ever truly disappear, but moisturising the skin regularly will help with general scarring, including that from acne scars. Dry skin can make acne scars appear more prominent, so having a good skin care regime will help to lessen the visible effects. Including ManukaRx in your daily routine alongside cleansing, exfoliating and drying may help to fade acne scars. Thanks to its antibacterial properties, it may also help to prevent recurring outbreaks. ManukaRx Dry Skin Oil combines mānuka oil with lavender, jojoba and lemon oil for a gentle skin salve that hydrates and soothes.
The ManukaRx range of natural skincare products includes acne products, natural deodorants and multi-tasking balms. All natural and created using 100% Pure East Cape Manuka Oil, ManukaRx is available online, or in a variety of stockists throughout New Zealand.