How to Use Honey as a Cleanser

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I’ve been using raw honey as a face cleanser for the past month and it’s been the softest and clearest my skin has felt in a long time (maybe ever in my adult life?!). I used to apply it as a face mask, which I liked, but after struggling to find a good exfoliating face wash, I turned to the slightly grainy natural honey I had in my kitchen and didn’t look back.

I wash my face with it in the evening every other day or any day that I wear makeup (which typically only happens a couple times a week), after removing my makeup with a baby wipe and micellar water, I cleanse with raw honey.

Reasons honey makes a great cleanser:

  • It’s naturally antibacterial
  • It’s anti-inflammatory
  • It’s great for sensitive skin
  • It can remove dirt without messing with your natural oil balance — leaving your skin more hydrated than other face washes
  • It acts as a gentle exfoliant
  • It’s super affordable compared to a lot of green/natural beauty cleansers — even for the fancy organic and raw stuff

I love using honey as a face wash because it leaves my skin feeling clean, soft, and hydrated — more than any cleanser I’ve ever used. I also love that’s it’s just one ingredient, no weird chemicals, just nature. Thank you bees! Sure, it’s sticky, but it WORKS.

How to do it:

1. Splash your face with warm water.

2. Take a small scoop of honey (about a teaspoon) and rub it onto your face in circular motions, scrubbing a little.

3. Rinse with warm water until completely clear of honey.

4. Moisturize as usual.

Have you tried washing your face with honey? Let me know your thoughts!

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  1. Michelle Smith12/20/2021 | Reply

    I’m going to start this tonight! Thank you for the inspiration and the how-to.

  2. Tonya Spear11/25/2022 | Reply

    Makes my face feel a deep clean

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