Why would you wash your face with honey?
- It is antibacterial and antimicrobial. It will get off any lingering nastiness that’s thinking about setting up camp on your face and creating pimples.
- It is slightly drying which means it helps soak up any pimples or oiliness.
- It is also incredibly moisturizing. Seems like a double standard, doesn’t it? But it’s true. Honey sinks into your skin and moisturizes like you wouldn’t believe. (Remember Cleopatra and her honey baths to look young?)
- It imparts all kinds of beneficial enzymes that work at scrubbing your face for you, as well as perform a little anti-aging action.
- It’s great for acne, aging skin, normal skin, dry skin … honey loves EVERY SKIN TYPE.
- It is healing and helps repair acneic sores and scars.
- It’s 100%, absolutely, positively natural, great for your skin, and such a SIMPLE addition to your routine!
How to Wash Your Face With Honey
First, remember that these directions are for washing a face that doesn’t have makeup on it. Honey alone doesn’t take off all the goopy gunk.
For now, if you wear makeup, just continue to take it off the way you normally do, and incorporate the honey wash into your morning, pre-makeup routine.
Here are your wash instructions:
- Tie your hair back or get it out of your face. (Honey makes hair really sticky.)
- Pour 1/2-ish teaspoon of honey into the palm of your hands and rub your hands together for 2-3 seconds, just to warm up the honey.
- Place the honey on your face and massage it in for a minute or two – all around, don’t forget an inch of face.
- Optional – leave the honey sitting there on your face for 5 or 10 minutes, just so your skin can drink the goodness in.
- Rinse a few times with water. You’ll be surprised at how quickly and easily it rinses off!
- Bask in the beauty that is your face now.
If you want a way to remove makeup just change things up a bit.
First, wet a washcloth with water. Then, pour 1/2-ish tsp honey on the wet washcloth. Sprinkle about 1/2 tsp baking soda on top of the honey. Splash a little water on your face, and then scrub everywhere very, very gently. The baking soda is slightly exfoliating, so we don’t need to scrub hard at all.
Then, just splash water on your face a time or two. Your makeup (other than the eye makeup) should be nearly (if not completely) removed.
With the baking soda, you’re throwing your skin’s pH balance out of whack just a little bit, leaving it vulnerable to dryness and/or potential pimples. Apple cider vinegar will help balance this out and put your skin back into a healthy state of being. A little diluted apple cider vinegar on another cloth afterward, wiped evenly all over your face will help.