Sunday, February 3, 2013

Honey, One Sweet Cleanser

You don't need fancy, expensive cleansers - all you need is some Raw Honey!

Yes, you can actually wash your face with honey - it's safe, it's natural and it's loaded with good stuff.  And if  you get a little in your mouth, you won't gag.

Why should I?

For one, no harsh chemicals, no animal testing required.  Honey is antibacterial and antimicrobial.  Meaning, the honey will take care of any nasty things that try to set-up camp on your face and wreak havoc.  Honey does not discriminate, it works on all skin types.  It's two-faced - on one hand it's slightly drying, which helps to soak up pimples & oil on the skin's surface, on the other hand, by soaking into your skin it works as a moisturizer.  It's enzymes help stall the aging process.  Honey also goes to work on acne sores & scars.  And, in two weeks, you'll be glowing!

A little goes a long way...

Yes, Raw Honey is more expensive than pasteurized honey, but with the added benefits, the fact that it will never go bad and that you really only need a dab or two - that bear is going to last you a really long time - actually saving you $$$.

So, what do I do?

First, remove make-up as usual (no, honey alone can't get that job done).  Then, get your hands a little damp, pouring about a quarter size worth of Honey onto your hands and rub together to soften.  Gently massage the Honey all over your face, neck and décolletage (these areas need our attention too, ladies).  Leave on for a few minutes as a cleanser or longer as a facial mask.  Rinse off with warm water.

Should you decided to add Honey to your beauty regimen, it's best to only use once a day.  While Honey is naturally moisturizing, using too much can dry out your skin.  Preferably use at night in order to wash the dirt & grim of the day away.  In the morning, just use pure H2O to freshen up after a hard nights slumber.  Trust me, this ritual will leave your skin better balanced.

Why raw?

Pasteurization, which requires heat, kills off the beneficial properties in honey. Raw Honey tends to crystallize more quickly, simply run warm water over your honey bear or container to get things flowing again - DO NOT MICROWAVE!

Where is it?

Look for Raw Honey at your local farmer's market, local bee keeper or you might get lucky at say Whole Foods, Trader Joe's or a natural health food store.

Stay Sweet!
The Hoff



  1. Hmm... Interesting, I have been looking for a good way to really fix my acne issues... I wonder though does it make me a bad vegan to rub honey on my face?

  2. Hi Stenix!

    That all depends on why you're vegan. Personally it's for health reasons, so I'm ok using honey in general. Go with your gut and if you do try it, let me know how it works out.

    Hoff :)