honey washing 101
honey is great for so many things, drizzled on peanut butter banana toast, stirred into a cup of hot tea and even slathered on your face.
yep, you read that right.
i've been doing honey & olive oil masks for years when my skin was acting up, but for some reason i never tried ditching my face cleanser completely and going for a raw honey wash. honey is so amazing because it's naturally antiseptic, has a low ph, restores the moisture barrier and is anti-inflammatory.
basically, if you have any skin issues, honey can fix them.
so, i ditched my face wash (sorry milky jelly), my serums, my masks, i stopped taking my skin vitamins and collagen and reduced my skincare routine to:
- an oil-based makeup remover
- raw honey
- witch hazel
- a light oil moisturizer
- honey face cream
here's what my routine looked like:
- applied oil to a cotton cloth i use to take off my makeup and wipe away
- rinse face with warm water
- while my face is still wet i scooped about one tablespoon of raw honey on my fingers and got to work massaging it into my face
- rinse with cold water and pat dry
- pressed a few drops of face oil into my face
- finished up by pressing a dime-size amount of face cream on my face
- rinse my face with cold water
- pat on some witch hazel
- press a dime-size amount of face cream on my face
all i can say is "holy f why didn't i do this sooner?"
my skin isn't as red, flakey or dry, and i hardly have any acne. even though i fell asleep without washing off my makeup twice! i gave away my almost full bottle of milky jelly cleanser and i'm never looking back.
would you ever ditch your cleanser and wash your face with honey?