Use Honey To Get Rid Of Acne?
I want to ask, my facial skin is always blotchy, it leaves a long mark, is it permissible to use propolis in healing acne and removing the scars?
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Propolis is a product produced by bees through a mixture of sap from plants and fluids from the bee's own body. Propolis is believed to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activity.
Existing research regarding the use of propolis for the treatment of acne has not been a major study, so its use has not been recommended medically. However, small studies have shown that propolis has antibacterial effects that can help treat P. acnes (the bacteria that causes acne) infection. In addition, propolis can also help reduce inflammation in acne so it is good for use on inflamed pimples. There are no studies showing the effectiveness of using propolis in reducing or eliminating acne scars.
However, please also note that propolis has a risk of causing allergies in sensitive people. Therefore, if you want to use this product, you should first do the following:
Apply a little propolis to the skin behind the ear, leave it on overnight If there is no allergic reaction, apply a little on the skin of the temples beside the eyes, leave it on overnight If there is no reaction, then this product is probably safe for you to use If after use you feel your skin become itchy, hot, swollen, immediately wash your face with water and do not use this product again
If indeed you feel very disturbed by your acne, you can also consult a Dermatologist for a more appropriate evaluation and treatment.
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