The Benefits of Using Honey For Your Face
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 to wash my face 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 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.
Why Use Honey on Your Face
Honey is super gentle on my face. My skin never feels dried out after washing with honey...it fact it always feels softer.
Honey is naturally antibacterial. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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). This is what I've been using lately and I'm very happy with it.
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