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 three 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.
I like honey because:
- 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.
I use the Trader Joes brand of honey because it's raw and organic. 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.
Many of my friends have started using honey as facial wash and love it. Give it a try and let me know how it you like it!
Check out this update with clear instructions on exactly how to do it: How to Wash Your Face with Honey