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Honey is great to use for so many things, and if you’ve read my posts, you know how excellent it is for skin.  And the face is no different.  I use honey as a facial cleanser each night. “Why?”, you might ask. Keep reading to find out and you’ll discover why you’ll be inclined to use it too!

The Benefits of Using Honey to Wash Your Face

There are many benefits of using honey to wash your face.  Here are just a few:


If you compare a jar of honey to a facial cleanser, you will come out way ahead with honey in terms of more bank for your buck.  A jar of honey will literally last you at least 6 months.


Honey can be kept on your bathroom counter indefinitely without having to worry about spoilage.  Be sure to keep the lid on and avoid getting water in it to keep its integrity.

Natural and Chemical Free:

I’m on a mission to eliminate as many chemicals from my life as possible. Your skin is your largest organ, so everything you put on it gets absorbed into your body.  Raw honey (unpasteurized), is as close to nature as you can get.  It’s best if you can get your raw honey from your local farmer.  If that’s not possible, this is a brand I recommend that’s available online.

Awesome Properties:

Honey is antibacterial and antimicrobial, so it will help with skin conditions such as acne and breakouts.  For very challenged skin, manuka honey is your best choice because it is a “medicinal” honey that packs a powerful healing punch.  It is a natural humectant, so it will attract moisture to your face.  It is very gentle, even on the most sensitive skin such as eczema and rosacea.

Helps Regulate and Balance Oil:

Store-bought cleansers tend to strip your skin of its oils, leaving your face feeling tight and unbalanced.  When this happens your skin will compensate by producing more oil.  This leads to an excess of oil on your face – causing blackheads, whiteheads, and other skin problems. Honey will not do this to your skin.  It will keep the production of oils balanced, thus resulting in a more healthy and beautiful complexion.

What Type of Honey Should I Put On My Face?

Forget the honey out of the honey jar bear which you’ll find at supermarkets. Many of these are nothing more than glorified corn syrup.  Instead, opt for raw honey or manuka honey.  I’ve written a post on how to buy honey and you can check it out here.

How to Wash Your Face With Honey

Okay, let’s get onto the fun part.  It’s really very easy to use honey to wash your face.

  • Take a washcloth and gently pat your skin to make it wet.  Scoop about half a teaspoon of honey and mix it with just a little bit of warm water.  Apply all over your face and gently massage into your skin for a minute or two.
  • Rinse your face a few times, first with warm water and then with cold.
  • Follow up with your favorite toner or you can mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel in a cup of water.  Just dip a cotton ball in this simple toner and it will ensure all the honey has been removed from your face.
  • Tip – Make sure you use a headband or clip to move your hair from your face so you don’t get honey all over it.

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See, I told you it was easier than ever!  Many people have had unbelievable results by washing their face with honey. Honey is so good for your face. Why not give it a try.

How many of you have used honey for face care?  How do you use it?  We’d love to hear from you.


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