One FGS Facebook reader told us she is using honey as a facial wash. Honey? As a facial wash?
Honey is a natural healer and softener, just what skin needs this time of year. For a quick example of how well honey works to repair dry skin, apply to chapped lips at night. You’ll have a softer, smoother pucker by morning.
Another great use for honey in skin care is as a mask. Mix with organic milk, or apply directly to skin, and leave on skin for several minutes. Rinse with warm water and admire your supple, glowing complexion. To make application easier, simply warm honey in the microwave for a few seconds. Be careful, you do NOT want to apply hot honey to the skin. To smooth and at the same time, this mask from Hollybeth’s is one of my favorites.
Now, back to honey as a skin cleanser. Honey absorbs impurities from the skin, making it an effective natural cleanser. This ingredient is also packed with antioxidants, which protect against free radical damage, providing anti aging benefits. And its antimicrobial properties prevent bacteria, making it ideal for treating acne.
To cleanse skin with honey: Apply a liberal layer of honey (warmed if you prefer) to face and massage gently. Remove with warm water, apply toner and moisturizer as usual. This is perfect for nighttime cleansing.
Looking for products that contain honey? Try the all natural healers:
- Naturopathica Lavender Honey Balancing Mist
- Whole Truth Solutions Clay Therapy Masque Strawberry Hibiscus Chrysanthemum
- Natural Being Manuka Honey Eye Cream
- Natural Being Manuka Hand & Body Cream
- SKIN Lemon Lips Lip Balm
- Swana Beauty Paw Paw & Honey Organic Lip Balm
- Living Nature Rescue Gel
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