It may not be a good idea to cleanse your face by putting something sticky on it. But years of use as cosmetic and medicinal aid have confirmed honey’s skin-healing properties.
Honey is known for its anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties, which means that as as a face wash, it will fight the bad stuff that causes blemishes and breakouts. Also, it is known a natural humectant or a substance that retains water, therefore it will maintain your skin’s natural moisture levels. You skin will be smooth, smooth and wrinkle-free.
Types of Honey for Facial Cleansing:
- Manuka Honey
- Raw Organic Honey
Facial Cleansing Benefits of Honey:
Raw organic honey and Manuka honey works well. Although, Manuka honey is considered to have more anti-bacterial and cleansing properties. Both either one works well for skin care and raw honey is much cheaper.
Honey in general has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and it helps nurture the skin. It is highly suitable for sensitive skin. Honey contains about 3.5 on average on the pH scale. For bacteria to thrive it needs closer to a 7 on the scale.
How to Use a Honey Face Wash
1. Wet your face using warm water.
2. Put a small amount of honey in your hands.
3. Rub your hands together.
4. Massage honey into your skin, using in a circular motion to get all the areas of the skin.
5. Leave for at least 5-10 minutes for deep pore cleansing.
6. Wash off with warm water.
7. Pat dry.
You can also try adding some vitamin C powder and some essential oils for extra acne fighting and anti-bacterial. You can try a few drops of lavender or frankincense oils.