It may have seemed impossible to you but recent researches indicate that it is possible.
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It can be achieved with a surgical procedure or removable contact lens.
However, there are some natural ways which are safer and easier than the invasive ways of altering the natural hue of the eyes.
One of the most recent methods is the use of a common household item – “honey”.
In this article, we will discuss how to use honey to lighten the eye color.
Lightening eye color using honey has been a controversial subject in the past and there are many who wrongly keep saying that this is entirely based on people’s experiences.
That is definitely untrue and there is serious research on this matter. And I’ll provide you the links to the research below.
Now, we all need to know what are the concerns and how to use honey before making our own judgment.
In essence, most people are concerned about whether honey really works.
However, the real question seems to be “is it possible to lighten eye colors with the right ingredients and procedure?”.
Evidence has shown that many have managed to lighten their eye colors and therefore I wanted to ensure you have some facts.
Read on to find out more on how to use honey to naturally lighten your eyes.
Manuka Honey Eye Lightening – Does it Work?
While many people think that putting something in the eyes other than conventional eye drops is not safe, honey is actually safe for the eyes.
It has been used for centuries to treat and heal for wounds and also for the eyes all naturally. (1)
Manuka honey (2) is the best of its kind and possesses anti-bacterial properties that are perfect to be used as an eye drop.
Using pure honey with some water is recommended to lighten the color of your eyes naturally.
Honey contains a certain amount of natural Hydrogen Peroxide which acts as a strong oxidizing agent with a presence of melanin (3).
This makes it work like a bleaching agent that lightens the shade of your iris to make the eyes look lighter in shade.
What you really need to remember is that Hydrogen Peroxide is already used to lighten the color of the hair.
However, too much of this substance can harm you.
That is why this is a little controversial eye lightening method.
And that is why honey is used instead of directly applying Hydrogen Peroxide.
Honey is not only used for lightening the eye but also to reduce the effect ofKeratoconjunctivitis (4) and as an after eye surgery to accelerate the healing process (5).
So, please the first advice I can give is: “do not use Hydrogen peroxide in your eye”. It will surely damage it and it is not safe.
There is evidence that honey can help your eyes healing and honey does not damage the eye if used appropriately.
Why Manuka honey?
While honey is readily available in a grocery store, any kind of honey will not work to lighten your eyes.
Believe me, people have tried and got disappointed. So do not do this mistake.
Raw Beech honeydew or Manuka honey is the type that really works.
You can prepare a DIY eye drops to lighten your eye color using just two ingredients – honey and water.
Lightening of eye color can take a little bit of time.
You would need to arm yourselves with some patience when trying this natural method.
Manuka Honey UMF Rating System
UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor.
It is a quality mark used to identify unadulterated manuka honey as produced in New Zealand. But you can also find it elsewhere in the USA.
It helps determine the unique properties of this special kind of honey.
The UMF Rating System regulates the natural markers present in Manuka honey and assures purity and quality.
This rating system regulates the – DHA, Leptosperin (6) and Methyglyoxal (7).
The original Manuka Honey should contain all the three components and not just one.
The UMF rating number is decided on the basis of the combined levels of the signature markers.
Higher the UMF grade, greater is the presence of the unique attributes of Manuka Honey.
UMF5 – UMF9 – Low GradeUMF10 – UMF15 – Medium GradeUMF16 and more – Superior Higher Grade
To identify the genuine UMF Manuka Honey, check that the quality trademark UMF is stated clearly on the label.
The honey should have been produced in New Zealand, packed and labeled in New Zealand.
It should be from a New Zealand company that possess a license to use the UMF trademark.
It should also have a rating number with the trademark UMF.
A number without UMF does not identify original UMF Manuka Honey.
Find below a good example of a Manuka honey. Click here if you want to get some for yourselves.
Change Eye Colour With Honey – Is it Possible?
While it is impossible to change the original color of the iris because it is genetically embedded in your genes.
However, some procedures can help people interested in lightening their eye color.
Using honey to change the color of eyes from dark hues to subtle shades is quite popular now.
There are numerous positive reviews online about using honey to lighten the eye color to a few shades.
But there are also people who do not believe in it and criticize the procedure.
What is important is research and I have provided some links above. Click o the numbers above to find more information and decide for yourselves.
Featuring natural bleaching properties, honey is typically used as a home remedy for lightening dark spots and skin tone.
It is also used as an effective ingredient for allergies and even for bleaching hair.
It is this bleaching ability that makes it possible to use honey to lighten dark brown eyes and make them look lighter.
So, to answer the question, yes it is possible, but you need to do it the right way and it takes some time before you see any results.
How to Naturally Lighten Your Eyes – Complete Guide
As said above, Manuka honey is the best type of honey and has beneficial properties and a high nutrient content making it superior to other honey kinds.
Manuka honey DIY drops are great for fighting off a bacterial eye infection.
It is also great in reducing dry eyes and lightening the eye color naturally.
Here is the guide to make DIY manuka honey eye drops:
Take 5 ml manuka raw honeyUse 40 ml of distilled waterFind a 2 oz dropper bottleAnd do not forget to get a Syringe
The method to lighten your eyes with honey
1. Sterilize the dropper bottle
2. Once sterilized, pour in 40 ml of distilled water carefully with the help of a syringe
3. Use the syringe to add 5 ml of manuka honey
4. Close the dropper bottle and shake properly to combine the honey and water
5. Place the bottle in a bowl of hot water to dissolve the honey
6. The DIY manuka honey drops are ready for use
7. Use the drops twice a day for as long as you like
8. Store the drops in the refrigerator to keep it fresh
9. Warm it up before use by placing in a bowl of hot water or by keeping out for sometime
It is recommended to put 2-3 drops of the prepared eye drops into the eyes. This is the maximum.
For best results, it can be applied 2-3 times a day. But no more than that.
Continue the application for at least 15 days to start seeing some visible results.
The perfect time for application is in the morning after waking up and before bedtime.
It is possible to lighten your eye color using honey.
However, you need to use the appropriate type of honey (manuka type for instance) and the right procedure too.
It does take some time for you to see any good results in your eyes color.
So you need to be patient with this.
The good news is that this procedure is natural and does not need surgery.
Back to you
This is an easy procedure for people who want to lighten up the color of their eyes.
Personally, I do not see the need for this. I like the color of my eyes and as such, I do not need to change a thing.
I guess we all want something that we do not have, but why going through all of the hardship.