I know that using oils and raw organic honey as facial cleansers are nothing new and maybe I am a bit slow to jump on the bandwagon, but there is a reason why so many people are using these in lieu of conventional cleansers – they’re awesome and they work!
I’ll limit today’s post to talking about using raw organic honey to wash your face and save the OCM (Oil Cleansing Method) for another day.
That being said, I’ve been learning more and more on the importance of maintaining a healthy ph level in my skin, and I’ve found that even face washes that are sulfate free can still disrupt that level. Unlike our bodies, which need to be more alkaline, our skin needs to be more acidic to be healthy. Anything that throws off that balance, causes issues.
Raw organic honey has a ph of 4.5 and our skin thrives at a ph of 4.5-5.5, so honey is as good as it can get in my book for a cleanser. 🙂
Everyone has their own preferred method of washing their face with honey, but the way I do it is just to scoop some honey into my hand, add a teeny bit of water to liquify it some and start slathering it on my face. I start where I have any breakouts (right now my chin) and then massage upwards and outwards until my whole face is covered in a sweet mess. I leave it on as I would a mask for a few minutes, then rinse off in the shower.
To make sure I got it all off, I’ll follow up with a homemade toner of raw apple cider vinegar and water, then add moisturizer/sunscreen and makeup. That’s it. My skin feels amazingly soft, my makeup goes on better, and my breakouts heal quicker. It’s a win-win situation for me! 😀
Peace and love,