Yeah, it’s thick and sticky and, if you are anything like me, and certain textures annoy you, it probably doesn’t feel too good on your face. If you haven’t been using honey in your skincare routine, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to start.
Most of us have been through our fair share of DIY beauty disasters, and if you’ve tried honey in any of those DIY recipes, you may have ended up with a glue-like catastrophe.
If you are a texture person like me, or you just don’t want to use a sticky honey mess on your face, you can mix equal parts of honey and yogurt. Better yet, honey and milk. If you have any powder masks that instruct you to add a liquid to them, stir the powder right into the honey-milk mixture and Voila! DIY perfection without the Elmer’s glue-like consistency.
Why You Should Be Using Honey
There is a long list of reasons honey dates back more than 4,000 years, and is still a go-to for many of today’s naturopaths, nutritionists, beauty experts, and dieticians alike.
First of all, raw honey has amazing antibacterial properties, which means it can help to heal any skin issues you are struggling with. Because honey has a high viscosity, it also keeps wound areas moist and protects them from infection. Anyone with acne or other skin issues on their face should just check out what honey can do for a few weeks.
Honey is also rich in antioxidants, which protect your skin from free radicals. It is also packed with flavonoids, which also provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. So, if you’re looking to slow down that hand on the age clock, turn to honey.
Gunk in your pores? Honey helps to open your pores up, which makes it much easier to unclog them and clear the gunk out. It also infuses your skin with essential nutrients.
Honey moisturizes and soothes, so not only will any redness and inflammation be calmed, you will also experience a natural, healthy glow after you wash with it.
Did you know that honey also helps to enhance the medicinal abilities of other products you mix it with? Combine it whatever you want to create a supercharged power pack of goodness for your skin.
Does Honey Expire?
I hear this question a lot. Why is there an expiration date if it doesn’t expire?
The shelf life of honey, if the container has been opened, has been marked at about two years. It can be susceptible to chemical and physical changes, such as darkening and loss of flavor or aroma, or crystalization, during storage, but honey can last for decades – and even centuries! – in an unopened and sealed container.
Honey in my Beauty Regimen
At first, the overwhelmingly sticky and viscous syrup bothered me as I smeared it on my face, but I learned to get past that annoyance after trying a simple raw honey mask a few times.
Before you start, be sure to pull your hair back from your face!
Raw Honey Mask
Raw honey. That’s it. Rub it in circles on your face. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
You will probably be surprised how easily honey rinses off your face with just warm water. Since honey opens up your pores, after your raw honey mask is a great time to cleanse your face with a pore cleansing scrub.
DIY Honey Mix Mask
I also love to add my powder mixes like Zoetic’s Superfruit Smoothie to honey and milk.
If you’re not the DIY type of person and you would rather just be able to find a product that has all the honey benefits without all the mess, I recommend you check out Doremiel Organics products.
Their organic honey Moisture Serum and Anti-Age Eye Moisturizer! I have already talked about the benefits of honey, so you can just imagine what these organic products can do!
Other key ingredients found in their product line include jojoba oil, alma fruit, mango seed butter, sea buckthorn oil, cocoa butter, aloe vera, coconut oil, sesame oil, and babassu oil.
From personal experience, I will tell you that the serum helped to clear up the end of a very pesky breakout, made my skin look even toned, and when I touched my face, it felt so very smooth. I couldn’t believe how quickly and effortlessly it worked! I only wish the honey moisturizers had come in the mail sooner, so I didn’t have to go through the letdown of all of the other products and the exacerbation that some of them caused on my face!
I have totally fallen in love, and want their whole entire line of products now!
So, as you can see, that stickiness that honey is notorious for can be circumvented if you really want to experience the benefits of honey on your skin.
Have you been using honey in your beauty regimen? Do you plan to start? Would you rather use a honey-based product than sticky-gooey honey? Let me know in the comments below!