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Honey features both antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has been used for centuries as a topical antibacterial agent, useful in the treatment of burns, wounds, burns and skin irritation. Not only does it reduce the inflammation associated with acne, it softens without the oils found in commercial moisturizers, and may help heal scars from previous blemishes. When mixed with crushed aspirin or aspirin powder, honey makes an effective acne-fighting mask or spot treatment for fresh pimples.