Honey for what?
March 1, 2011
Last week, my friend Sarah told me about how she had been using honey as a cleanser for her face. She had gotten the recommendation from a post on the Miss Minimalism blog. She said that she loved it. It worked well and left her face very soft.
I know that honey has antibacterial properties. Interestingly, the reason that you add honey to soap is that it is a humectant- it draws moisture to the skin. This made sense to me. I was looking at a cleanser that had the potential to clear up break outs and make my skin softer. It was worth a try. The bottom line is that I love it! Charlie is using it now as well. Use maybe a teaspoon full and rub it into your skin with a tiny smidge of water. Rinse and you’re done. If you’re using raw honey, which tends to crystallize, you have the added benefit that it’s a mild exfoliant. With honey being so easy on the waste stream, I’m just not sure what the down side is. I would encourage you to give it and try and let me know what you think.