Every year, winter months take a huge toll on my skin, when the harsh cold winds tend to leave my face dry and irritable. I have been searching for a moisturizer that leaves my skin feeling full, long after my inevitable day of walking to classes. I came across the idea of using honey as a face wash, and since I have very sensitive skin I decided to do my research first.
Honey has several antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, the sticky substance is actually very nurturing to the skin. Due to its super-saturated solution, honey is full of moisture. This can be great for healing and preventing acne and curing overly dry skin.
After using honey as a face wash for a week, my skin was actually softer. I didn't need to carry a bottle of moisturizer with me all day, the honey wash itself did the trick. Red spots from previous acne scars have also subsided. I continued my usual face wash products but included the honey wash once a day, and I can confidently say I will be sticking with the honey for the remaining cold season.
Wet face first, then with a teaspoon sized scoop gently message the honey all over your face for a minute or so, just like how you would with soap. When finished rinse face well with cold water.