How to Wash Your Face with Honey

How to Wash Your Face with Honey

I'm all about the purest, most natural skincare products I can get my hands on.  That's why, I've been using organic raw honey as my facial wash for the last eight years.  It's the best and I don't think I could ever go back to using any kind of soap on my face or some fancy face-wash with tons of promises that never seem to come true. 

Why I Wash My Face With Honey

  • It's super gentle on my skin.  My skin never feels dried out after washing with honey...it fact it always feels softer.
  • It's naturally anti bacterial.  Most acne and blemishes are caused by bacteria so honey naturally cleans out the bacteria in your pores.  No need for a heavy duty chemical facial wash for acne.  I next to never break out and if I do, I just put a dab of honey on the blemish and it's usually gone by the next day.  Also, I'm not one of those people that's never had acne.  I used to actually have bad acne when I was a teenager and got put on some heavy medication for it.  While that did help, so does the honey which is completely natural.
  • Why use synthetic chemicals on your face when you can use something organic and pure that does the same thing?  I'm very careful about what I put on my skin because many ingredients in modern skincare today are linked to cancer and many other diseases.  Check out safecosmetics.org for more info.
  • It lasts a long time since you don't have to use that much (I just use my finger to scoop a little bit out like in the photo above).  I buy separate honey for just my facial wash which I keep in the bathroom.  And the kind of honey I buy is only $6 which I think is a great deal.
How to Wash Your Face With Honey. Since I started washing my face with honey my skin feels so much better. It's super gentle and cleansing at the same time. She recommends some brands that are more eco friendly and sustainable. Lots of good info in this article.

Use raw honey if you can because it hasn't been damaged at all by heat.  Also, it's important to use organic as well.  Honey that is not organic usually has been sprayed with pesticides which is not only bad for the honey, but also bad for the bees.  And we need our bees to be well because they are essential for pollinating crops so we can grow food!  More information about that here.

How to Wash Your Face with Honey

  • First wet your face like you normally would before washing your face.  This step is really important.  If you put honey on dry skin, it will be sticky and not able to glide over your skin like a normal facial wash or soap.
  • Scoop out a little honey and wash your face with the honey like you would an actual soap. You don't need to add anything to the honey, it dissolves once it touches water making it easy to move around and not sticky. 
  • After washing, thoroughly rinse off your face with cold water.  Any honey that hasn't been rinsed off will feel sticky on your face once it dries.  Rinsing with cold water instead of hot helps your skin retain it's moisture.
  • Then softly pat dry and apply whatever moisturizer you normally use (check out my magical eye oil and coconut oil posts for ideas on homemade moisturizer recipes).

Most people find that the honey leaves their skin super soft.  This whole process of washing my face takes me about 2 minutes.  I don't leave the honey on for long amounts of time (then it would be more of a mask).  It's a very simple process!

Update:

I've discovered a new honey recently that I absolutely love for a facial wash.  It's a creamy honey from Honey Pacifica in mango or wildflower (I personally love both).  You can read more about it in my post, Gentle Natural Face Wash and you can see a pic below.  

To learn more about natural beauty, check out my beauty section as well as these posts:

Starting a Natural Skincare Routine // Understanding Your Skin // Where I Buy My Natural Beauty Ingredients

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