Many folks are surprised when they try using natural honey as the primary step in their daily cleansing routine. Raw honey works best and can often be found in local natural food stores or purchased online if you’re not gathering your own. The raw honey is generally preferred because it hasn’t been processed and still contains a high degree of the natural elements.
Simply place a teaspoon or so of honey onto your damp hands, rub into your face like you would soap. Let sit for a minute then rinse and dry. The antibacterial properties will help cleanse your pores, reduce acne, and leave your skin feeling soft and clean.
You can also make your own honey cleansers at home. Here are a few recipes to try.
Baking Soda & Honey Cleanser
Combine one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of baking soda in a small dish. Pour the mixture onto damp hands and massage gently onto your face. Let it sit for a minute and then rinse.
Honey & Cinnamon Cleanser
This cleanser is for acne prone skin. Combine half a teaspoon of true cinnamon powder, a tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice and a teaspoon of raw honey. Pour the mixture onto damp hands and massage into your face – avoiding your eyes. Let sit for a minute, rinse and dry.
Washing your face every day with honey is just the beginning. If you want to take extra good care of your complexion, consider making or buying a honey mask. A weekly honey mask can do wonders for your skin.