Is Honey Tapping the Secret To Glowing Healthy Skin?

Is Honey Tapping the Secret To Glowing Healthy Skin?

Honey has exceptional skin care benefits, making it the ideal ingredient in skincare products because of its powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and hydrating properties

While applying honey on your skin is beneficial, a technique called honey tapping enhances the benefits of honey, resulting in an all-natural glow and healthy skin.

What is honey tapping?

Honey tapping is an ancient practice of applying honey to your face, followed by a massage that involves kneading, patting, or rolling with your fingers.

Benefits of honey tapping

Honey tapping has many exceptional benefits for your skin. Here are some of them:

Lymphatic drainage. It strengthens the lymphatic system and helps to move stagnant lymph to the nearest lymph node, resulting in quicker lymphatic detox.

Clears acne quickly. The inherent properties of honey for acne, especially Manuka honey, enhanced by the tapping process, help clear acne both on the surface and from under the skin.

Stimulates circulation. Massaging your skin along with the beneficial properties of honey improves circulation, which helps with wound healing, clearing blemishes and reducing, puffiness besides improving the elasticity of your skin.

Natural glowing skin. Lymphatic detox and improved circulation results in firmer skin, reduce inflammation and a natural healthy glow.

Exfoliates without irritation. Honey tapping is less likely to irritate your skin as it exfoliates skin gently, without the intensity of a chemical peel.

Primes skin. It prepares and primes your skin to better absorb other serums or products that you may apply after tapping.

How to honey tap

Before you start honey tapping, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and dry your skin. Follow the steps below to honey tap your skin.

Apply honey

With dry fingers, apply a thick layer of honey, about one teaspoon of honey, and leave it on for 10 minutes.

Start tapping

Use one finger at a time or use four fingers from the index finger to your pinky and start tapping. Gently press your fingers onto your skin in quick upward motions. Do these gentle taps up your face and neck for up to 10 minutes. Use a drop of water if the honey gets too sticky to work with.


After tapping, add some water and gently massage the honey in an upward lifting motion to hydrate the skin. Do this for a minute. Leave the honey on for 10 minutes for additional benefits.

Remove honey

Gently wash your face with a warm wet cloth and finish with your day or night time moisturiser.

You can follow this process once or twice a week but should stop if your skin becomes irritated. Honey tapping is not recommended for some skin types, particularly ones with active blemishes or sensitive skin. It’s always best to check with a healthcare professional before using honey on your skin.

The best honey for honey tapping

Raw honey is recommended as it is active with beneficial components which provides the best results for your skin.

Manuka honey is one of the best types of honey you can use because it has the highest nutrients of any honey and contains the active ingredient, Methylglyoxal (MGO) which gives the honey its superior antibacterial and healing properties.
Use good quality Manuka honey on your skin.

Manuka honey labelled as ‘raw’ or ‘organic’ is not enough to ensure that you are using superior quality honey. Read the labels and use the ones that show their rating, either using a UMF or MGO rating. The higher the rating, the more concentrated benefits of the honey. Ideally, UMF should be over 15 and MGO should be at least 250 to ensure medicinal healing benefits. However, before using Manuka honey (or any other high-quality honey), do a patch test on your skin to ensure you don’t have any allergic reactions.

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