Did you know you can wash your face with honey?! Find out why this simple product works great as a face wash, and how you can kick it up a notch with another handy ingredient!
Looking for a DIY face wash that’s so natural and non-toxic, you could literally eat it?
What if you could “make” it with just ONE simple ingredient that you probably already have on hand?
Look no further, my friend, because I’ve found the magical unicorn!
So, I’ve been using the oil-cleansing method for a deep clean about once a week. If you haven’t tried it, it’s wonderful spa-like experience! But because I don’t wear makeup everyday, it just feels like overkill to do it every night.
So what do I do on all those other nights?
Well, I’ve just been “washing” my face with warm water every morning and evening, and that’s been ok for me personally.
But some days, I just need a little extra something, you know? And most soaps and face washes can leave your skin feeling so tight and dry. Not to mention, the ingredients lists can be a total turn off.
So what’s a girl to do?
I found the answer in the most unlikely of places, you guys! Apparently, you can wash your face with honey! Yes, that honey!
How to Wash Your Face With Honey
I first heard about this idea from Crunchy Betty, and I was immediately intrigued. She even has a cute video on her site showing how she uses honey to wash her face.
So here’s how to wash your face with honey. Keep reading to find out how to kick it up a notch with a few other ingredients for an even better cleanser!
Simple Honey Face Wash
How to clean, clarify, and moisturize your skin with a simple honey face wash.
- 1 tsp Raw honey (look for 'unpasteurized' on the label)
Wet your face with a little warm water.
Add a little honey in your palm, and rub your hands together to soften the honey and warm it up.
Now just massage the honey all over your face (and neck if you want!) in circular motions.
When you're done, simply wash it off with warm water! It's surprisingly easy to wash off.
Simple, right? So I do this at night before heading to bed, and in the morning I just rinse my face with warm water, which is perfect for me. But you could do the honey wash for morning and night if you wish!
And then I found another idea…
I happened to come across this post about mixing honey with baking soda to create an exfoliating face mask and scrub. Whaaaaat?!
This sounded so interesting, so I went and tried it right away – and you know what, I love it!
So now I use this honey mask and scrub once or twice a week for some extra pampering. 🙂
Honey Mask & Scrub
An exfoliating honey mask and scrub with the gentle power of baking soda.
- 1 tsp raw honey (look for "unpasteurized" on the label
- 1/2 tsp baking soda (aka sodium bicarbonate)
Start with a dry face. Put honey and baking soda in your palm and rub palms together for a few seconds to warm up the honey and work in the baking soda.
Gently apply the honey mixture to your face, and massage it in with circular motions for about a minute.
If you want to use it as a mask, just leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse your face a few times with warm water, or wipe off gently with a warm, wet wash cloth. You'll be surprised how easily it comes off!
Since baking soda is alkaline, you may want to tone your face afterwards with some diluted raw apple cider vinegar to restore your skins pH level.
Why should you wash your face with honey?
- Honey is naturally anti-bacterial properties, loaded with antioxidants, and very moisturizing, making it great for acne prevention, slowing down the aging process, and will give your skin a lovely glow.
- Baking soda is a gentle exfoliant and helps remove dead skin cells without causing too much irritation.
- Raw honey is best because it’s unpasteurized and still contains all the natural enzymes and health benefits. You can find it at all health food stores or online – just look for “raw” or “unpasteurized” on the label. Pasteurized honey has been heated at high temperatures, and is essentially devoid of all the good bacterial enzymes that make honey good for you. Crunchy Betty also has a useful honey guide you can check out.
- Although I love using Arm & Hammer baking soda is great for cleaning, I’ve since switched to this brand for my skin care and food uses. For more info on the difference between the two brands, check out this post from Crunchy Betty.
- This will NOT remove makeup on it’s own, but you could try mixing the honey with your favourite skin oil (almond or jojoba oil are good choices), and using this mixture to cleanse and remove makeup. Also, the oil cleansing method is really great for removing makeup!
- If you are allergic to baking soda (or have sensitive skin), your skin may become irritated and red after using baking soda. Please take extra precaution, and stop using it immediately if you feel you are damaging your skin.