The Sweetest, Most Natural Face Wash You Will Ever Use

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Many of you use different types of oils to wash your face, even though when you first heard about using oil to wash your face you probably thought it sounded a bit crazy. Using oil to wash oil off your face? But it works, doesn’t it?

Well, the same way that natural oil can clean your face of oils and dirt, so does another natural ingredient, only better. Which ingredient is that? Honey.

Yep. Raw, organic honey is probably the best face wash ever! Sound a bit bizarre? Well, so does using sugar or oil to clean your face, but honey is natural and one of the most effective cleansers around.

Now, for this to work, you must use raw honey. The stuff you buy in that cute little squeezie bear container is not honey. In fact, most of the “honey” you buy at your supermarket isn’t honey at all but rather nothing more than some type of corn syrup with artificial color, flavor and a drop of pollen added to it, since that’s all the government makes them add for them to call it honey. Just one drop of pollen in a sea of GM corn syrup. Nice. Read more about everything you wanted to know of raw honey.

Look for raw, organic honey. You should be able to find this at your local health food store, or at a farmers’ market. Be sure your raw honey has not been exposed to heat and that it hasn’t been filtered. If you find a bit of the honeycomb or a dead bee in it, you’ve got the real thing!

Raw honey contains natural anti-bacterial compounds, probiotics, and enzymes that are great for your skin. Using raw honey is especially good for those with acne prone skin as it kills bacteria and oil but doesn’t strip the protective moisture from the skin.

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Using honey to wash your face is better than any soap you can buy, as soaps tend to remove all oils from your skin, even beneficial ones. If you haven’t heard, honey is great at allowing skin to heal more quickly. In fact, honey works so well that there are now medical grade ointments with a honey base that  allow for the healing of skin wounds, and is especially helpful with those suffering from burns.

 

SEE ALSO: 12 Health Benefits of Cinnamon and Honey

 

Manuka honey has the strongest healing and antibacterial compounds but if you can’t find it in your area, regular old raw honey from local bees is perfectly good. (Not to mention, local honey is much cheaper.) You can also make your own specialized version of honey cleanser. Vitamin C is great for the skin so if you like you can add some powdered vitamin C to the honey. Other people enjoy putting a couple drops of essential oils for great smell and added healing power. However you decide to make it, or if you decide to leave it plain, you can’t go wrong using honey to wash your way to a beautiful complexion.

 

Here’s How You Do It

  • Wet your face with warm water
  • Place about a teaspoon of honey in your hands and rub them together
  • Massage the honey into your skin, be sure you get all over
  • Leave on for about 5 minutes
  • Rinse off with warm water
  • Optional: Make your own toner by mixing 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, ½ cup of water, and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Mix well and spritz your face after you wash.

Honey will not remove makeup, so if you wear makeup you will want to wash with your regular oil to remove that, but in the mornings, before you put on your pretty face, washing with honey would be a great way to keep your skin free from breakouts while also making it super soft. Read also about top 12 natural toners for your skin.