There are so many skin products out there it can be completely overwhelming. I used to go from one to the other, trying everything, hoping their promises would be the miracle for better skin. My skin always had an uneven tone, was pretty oily, and had breakouts. About 2.5 years ago, I found the cure, but it wasn’t made by any skin care company. Now, I never buy traditional ‘face wash’.
I started researching natural cleansers, and I found the perfect one for my skin! I have used this myself for over 2.5 years, only breaking when I travel because you can’t always get through customs with it. (I got stopped by Israeli security at the airport, going through massive searching because they found it in my suitcase! Now, I leave it at home when headed out of the country.
What is this magical cleanser? You probably have it sitting in your kitchen right now. It’s raw honey. Honey is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial. On top of that, honey is full of anti-aging antioxidants. And it’s so cheap!
I first tried it as a face wash when I came across multiple organic forums saying it was great on the face, so I thought, “Why not give it a try?” Well, let me tell you, since then I haven’t nor will I ever go back to conventional face wash.
The main benefit this ‘cleanser’ gives me is an even complexion. It also has evened out my skins production of oil so it doesn’t go from overly oily to being completely stripped and dry once I washed it.
You can get raw honey at pretty much any grocery store. I generally get mine at Trader Joe’s for $5.99 a jar, but have tried many different varieties over the years. What kind you get really hasn’t seemed to matter much, but they do have a variety of consistencies, so you can find the one you like best. If you want more exfoliation, you can also add some baking soda to the honey and then apply it to your face.
(Also, it doesn’t have to be ‘raw’. This just means it hasn’t been processed and has live enzymes intact.)
I keep a jar of honey in the shower like I would a normal face wash. Then, when I am ready to wash my face, I just scoop some out with my hand and apply it to my wet face. Next, massage it around and finally rinse with water. It isn’t resistant to water, so it comes right off. Just try not to get too much in your hair 🙂
I wanted to share this great and cheap tip with you all. In my opinion, it is definitely the best all natural face wash. I’d love to hear if you try it and what you think! xx