Because I’m slowly moving toxins out of my home, this was definitely of interest to me. My plan has been to replace things as I use them up and my face wash is running pretty low so this challenge came at a good time for me.
I already had raw, local honey on hand so I didn’t even have to go out and buy anything. And it is insanely simple to do. Crunchy Betty made a fun little video you can check out but basically you take a tiny smidge (we’re talking a 1/2 teaspoon or so) and rub it on your face. Really. And it comes off surprisingly easily for all the stickiness you would expect.
I don’t know that I was really expecting anything transformational. I really was doing this to see if it would be a good alternative to my current face wash as something that was natural and non-toxic. But I have been surprised at how nice my skin looks and nice has not ever been a word I would use to describe my skin. As someone who has had breakouts since adolescence (and I’m 32 now), my skin isn’t something I have ever been happy about.
I saw that one of the other honey challenge participants had received the compliment that her skin was “glowy”. And I can totally see my own skin looking this way! And it feels SO soft. I have never struggled with dry skin so it wasn’t like it wasn’t soft, before but now it is super soft, as delightfully soft as my toddler daughter’s buttery skin.
I feel weird bragging about my skin, but in reality I’m bragging about the honey! Because it’s all about the honey! I have had one tiny breakout since I started this challenge and it was actually under my chin, which is an area that I wasn’t using the honey on. I could get use to acne-free skin. I mean, it’s about time!
Next I am looking forward to trying the make-up removing honey wash (a couple more natural ingredients are added to the regimen, all stuff you probably already have at home) and maybe even making some herb-infused honey!
Do you have a natural face washing routine? Would you ever consider using honey to wash your face or do you think I’m crazy like my husband does?