What if I told you there was only one product you will ever need to guarantee healthy skin? Interested? The secret is out and believe it or not, it’s simply honey!
From the beginning of my natural hair journey, honey has always been a staple product for my DIY hair treatments. Honey is packed with so many benefits and has not failed my hair yet! I thought, what if I used honey on my skin? Would it reap the same benefits? I love experimenting with new ideas and so I decided to start cleansing my face with honey.
Which Honey Do I Use:
I started out using raw honey and recently tried Manuka honey. Both are beneficial to the skin. However, Manuka honey boasts superior antibacterial and healing properties, which is extremely beneficial for acne-prone skin. Manuka honey is very expensive, so I use it sparingly – usually when I want to give my face a deep mask treatment. I also use Manuka honey as one of my ingredients for my DIY exfoliating scrubs. Raw honey and Manuka honey are perfect for all skin types because of their potent yet, gentle healing benefits for the skin. Both do wonders for acne, rosacea, eczema, enlarged pores, and dry, dull skin.
In a Nutshell:
- Honey gently exfoliates your skin, removing dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
- The natural antibacterial and probiotic properties of raw honey effectively reduce breakouts and prevent new acne.
- It is ideal for people who suffer from very sensitive skin, rosacea, high pigmentation, and eczema.
- It balances oily skin and moisturizes dry skin.
- Raw honey has natural antibacterial properties and contains enzymes and probiotics that are overall good for the skin.
- Although any raw honey would work well, undiluted Manuka honey has more antibacterial potency and healing properties than other types of honey. Thus, it’s the most ideal type for cleansing skin. It is highly recommended for acne-prone skin.
Cleansing Your Face With Honey:
- I cleanse morning and at night.
- I remove my make-up by using the oil cleansing method.
- After your make-up is removed, you are ready to cleanse.
- Dip your clean hands into your raw honey container.
- Add a little water to your fingers or dampen your face prior to adding the honey. This helps with making the consistency of the honey more manageable, allowing you to distribute the honey evenly over your entire face.
- Massage into skin in a circular motion.
- Leave on for 3-5 minutes and rinse off.
*Optional: Leave the honey on your skin for 5-10 minutes for a deeper pore cleansing.
- Rinse with warm water and when all of the honey is removed, rinse your face again with cool water. The cool water helps to close open pores.
- Pat dry and continue with you daily facial regimen.