And what's not to love?
In the next couple weeks, stay tuned for some great honey-based gifts that we'll make together here to give as Christmas presents. But for now, I want to share with you what I am using now as a facial product every morning and night: plain old honey.
Using honey as a facial cleanser is a popular suggestion from purists and from down-home back to basics type beauty recipe books. With society's obsession with anti-aging peptides, firming, fading, shirinking, lifting stuff, many would scoff at the idea of slathering honey all over their faces.
Ladies, don't knock it until you've tried it.
Here is what I do-- I do my typical oil cleanse to remove my makeup. I usually use grape seed oil, although if I am washing myself downstairs instead of up and am too lazy to walk up there, I will use coconut oil. Olive oil works. So do sunflower, safflower, almond, jojoba, and more!
I remove my makeup with the oil and then splash my face with warm water. Then, I use a little spoon of honey and apply it with damp fingers to damp skin and massage in. Then I leave it for a minute or so. After that, I gently rinse off and pat dry.
In the morning, I use honey on my face again. Heck, I even apply it to my arms and legs. Yes, it sounds a bit silly but I even have a plastic squeezable bottle of honey in my shower.
What honey does for the skin:
Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it works well for those battling a bit of acne. In fact, for my friends with dry patches AND hormonal acne, try honey! Please try it and let me know your results. Since honey is also gentle and emollient, it will help with your dryness.
Honey is a powerful antioxidant to protect your skin from those nasty free radicals floating around in the environment.
Honey is an excellent skin healer and works wonders on irritated skin, dry patches, minor burns, and abrasions.
Honey is a wonderful moisturizing agent. It both attracts and retains water to the skin, making it moist and supple.
When you use honey to cleanse the skin, your face will look radiant and glowing! Try it out!
DIY Honey Skin Care Guide from C & G: