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Manuka Honey: The Next Big Thing in Beauty

Are you looking for that magical cure to your unbelievably bad hangover? Maybe you’re wondering what that wink face emoji that he sent you last night really means? Or perhaps you’re curious to know what knowledge I would’ve liked to know as a freshman?

Well, here are the answers to all of those questions, respectively, of course.

1. There is no magical cure for a hangover. Hangovers suck. Period. They’re going to keep sucking as long as you keep drinking so much that you’re hung over the next day.

2. If he texts you any emoji after 10 p.m., it means it’s on and he wants to take you to nasty town. You go, girl!

3. There are lots of things that I wish I had known as a freshman. Believe it or not, I was once an insecure and hoplessly optimistic 18-year-old living in the Letto. Figuring things out and allowing yourself to make mistakes are a quintessential part of college and growing up in general. They might not be as memorable as having a random poop in the dryer of your freshman dorm, like someone did on my floor, but they will formative.

However, the one piece of knowledge that I am happy to bestow upon you can be boiled down to two words: MANUKA HONEY.

Honestly, I’m mad that no one told me about Manuka Honey sooner. Recently a friend, and fellow beauty product enthusiast, informed me of this substance’s miraculous powers. Not only can Manuka treat minor wounds (because of its antibacterial properties), but it can also help with digestion and can even cure and upset stomach. You can use it as a face wash, in a shampoo or even to make a detoxing drink. On top of all that, Manuka Honey can improve your skin, hair and bowl movements! (You can trust me, I got some of this information from WebMD, guys.)

Personally, I have been using the honey as a mask—applying it to what I consider to be problem areas on my face before going to sleep. I use a Q-tip and apply a moderate amount wherever I choose. (A little goes a long way.) I’ve come to find that in just a few days, the honey has noticeably improved the overall quality of my skin.

I’ll be the first to admit that I am picky about which makeup and skin products I use—and really just most things in general—I always do my research first. Putting all this aside, Manuka Honey is essentially a godsend. I can’t sing it’s praises enough. It’s already made my skin softer and has helped to clear up several blemishes. It even works to reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Bottom line: I believe R.E.M. said it best—with that obscure song off of that CD I got in San Francisco when I was trying to be an edgy teenager—“Living Well Is The Best Revenge”. So quit stressing about him, or her or the latest floorcest scenario, and focus on you! By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you and Manuka Honey best friends for life.


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Current senior in the School of Communications, chia seed enthusiast, and aspiring television writer.
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