Honey is will do wonders if you have acne, rosacea, eczema, hyper-pigmentation sensitive or mature skin and just generally lack luster appearance. I have never head great skin due to hormonal imbalances. Recently I have been obsessing with minimalist beauty regiment inspired by the Zero Waste movement. I ran across an article of washing our face with Honey and decided to give it a shot. My skin not only looks, but also feels amazing and I have had no new break outs. I highly recommend it.
Why use Honey?
- Honey gently removes dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of natural oils. Foaming cleansers and soaps frequently strip the skin of these protective oils and cause the skin to overproduce oil (aka break outs)
- The natural antibacterial, antiseptic and probiotic properties of raw honey effectively reduce breakouts and prevent new acne.
- Since it is so gentle and nurturing to the skin, it is ideal for very sensitive skin, rosacea, and eczema.
- Raw Honey contains gluconic acid that is amazing at brightening the complexion, evening out skin town and lightening scars and age spots.
- Maintaining a healthy PH in your skin is a key anti-aging secret. Water has a pH balance of 7, raw honey of 4.5 which is what skin thrives on.
- It works well on all skin types. It balances oily skin and moisturizes dry skin.
- As far as excellent facial cleansers go, it is much cheaper than store bought options!
Transitioning to Honey Wash
- Stop using chemical heavy face wash and switch to a natural face wash.
- After two weeks, start using your natural face wash only at night and wash with water only in the morning.
- After another two weeks, get rid of your natural face wash and switch to Honey in the evening and water only in the morning.
How to wash your face with honey
- Although any raw honey works excellently, Manuka Honey boasts superior antibacterial and healing properties. It is recommended for acne-prone skin.
- Dip your finger in the honey and take out a quarter size dollop.
- Apply to wet face and use just like you would a face wash.
- You can also leave it on your face for 10-15 min for a deeper cleanse (I don’t do that)
- Honey can be very hard to spread around, so I love this Manuka Honey which is very liquid and easy to use.
- Honey is not the best at removing makeup, so I would use it with a washcloth and add some elbow grease if you wear tons of makeup.
- For extra exfoliation, you can use baking soda as a face scrub. Also works great for acne.