I really have gotten into making homemade skin care. I used to have a pretty serious Sephora habit but I was getting bogged down with just how many products I owned. My bathroom drawers were overflowing with tons of makeup, skincare, haircare products and I kept buying more! So I went cold turkey earlier this year and said no more. I pledged to use up all the products I owned and if I ran out of something I would try to make it myself.
Face wash was one of the first things I ran out of. I found this recipe from Live Simply that is a mixture of honey and castile soap. This was my first experience using honey in a face wash and I loved it. I still use a version of this when I don’t use straight honey.
I don’t remember exactly where I read about using straight honey as a face wash, I think it might have actually been on Instagram. Since I was already using a face wash with honey, I thought…why not just use straight honey? I now keep a little jar of honey by my sink and do a honey facial every couple of days. I use raw honey which has crystallized a bit but that doesn’t bother me. It actually adds a little extra exfoliation.
Honey is a wonderful product to use on our skin. It is moisturizing but also can help with acne due to it’s antibacterial properties. I have very sensitive skin and many products sting and cause my face to turn very red. Honey does the opposite. It feels so soothing.
I apply a thin layer of raw honey to dry skin and let it sit a minute or two while I brush my teeth. Then rinse with warm water and a wash cloth.* It washes right away and does not leave any stickiness behind. If I am wearing a lot of eye makeup, I might remove that first but I find the honey combined with a warm wash cloth will remove the majority of my makeup. After a honey facial, my skin feels soft and clean but does not have that tight, dry feeling that I get after some face cleansers. I am definitely a honey facial convert for life!
*Bonus if you accidentally get some in your mouth!
I also love that since I already always have honey on hand, it isn’t another product to buy. Plus I can find it locally. It’s a win, win!
Have you tried any DIY beauty recipes? Please share any recipes that you love in the comments!
Be Happy, Be Healthy!