I am about to blow your mind.
Did you know that honey can be used as a facial cleanser? Yep, that's right! Regular 'ol honey.
Just squirt about the same amount into your wet hand that you would your regular cleanser, emulsify and apply to your skin in circular motions. Honey will lose it's stickiness when it gets wet.
Gently massage. Rinse clear with luckewarm to cool water.
Re-apply and repeat, as cleansing twice is most ideal. Gently massage into damp skin. Rinse clear with cool to cold water water. Get ready to tone.
A general rule of thumb is to cleanse with warm water initially and do your final rinsing with cool or cold water. The warm water will open your pores and the cool water will close them down.
Plain honey makes a perfect natural cleanser for ALL skin types. Whether your skin is normal, oily, dry, acneic, aging or anything in between, honey can literally heal your skin and most skin conditions.
NOTE: Honey has anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It's a natural humectant, which will gently hydrate your skin without extra oiliness. It desolves excess sebum (oil) and feeds your pores rich natural nutrients. It will naturally regulate the pH level of your skin and keep it balanced and happy.
It can be used as a wound dressing to promote rapid and improved healing. These effects are due to honey's anti-bacterial action, secondary to its high acidity, osmotic effect, anti-oxidant content and hydrogen peroxide content. SCIENCE!
You will see results after the first uses, but will really reap the benefits with continued regular usage. The cumulative effect of consistent honey usage on your skin is healthy, clear, glowing skin.
Using honey will not guarantee that you will never get another breakout, but it will minimize the frequency of future breakouts and reduce the duration of any existing inflammation.
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