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Honey as a Face Wash? 5 Reasons to Consider It!

honey face wash 

Honey is a sweet smelling, natural nectar that has blossomed into the beauty industry for its abundant benefits for the skin, and we don’t mean by ingesting it. Now, the idea of using honey as a face wash may seem odd, but it’s not particularly as clean cut as smearing a thick, gloopy sweetener on and calling it a day. Learn about the five reasons why washing your face with a honey-based face wash is your next best friend!

  1. The Bountiful Properties of Manuka Honey

It actually does matter what kind of honey you buy, therefore if you had heard different, we’re closing the case on any questions about it. If you want to try using honey as a face wash, it should only ever be manuka honey! Most honey will be processed, and you want the raw variety. Wildflower honey, orange blossom honey and so on have similar taste and flavor, but the plant or flower from which the bees make a honey also give unique properties to the honey itself. Unprocessed honey is naturally antibacterial, and manuka honey even more so than other types of honey due to its New Zealand specific location, whereas other honey’s can be harvested all over the world.

Manuka flowers grow only on a shrub-like tree in New Zealand, and this produces the special and unique manuka honey. Manuka honey has been used for hundreds of years for its antimicrobial qualities. Unprocessed, it contains probiotics, in addition to being antibacterial and antifungal. It is so healing that it has even been used in wound treatments and burn units in hospitals! (We use unadulterated manuka flower honey in all of our manuka honey-containing products at Wild Naturals.)

  1. Softness & Less Runny Texture

Raw manuka honey may be gloopy and sticky, but fortunately, when formulated as a honey facial wash, it goes on smooth. That means that you get the softest skin imaginable, without the stickiness or hard to rinse off consistency of syrup-like honey. Skin feels hydrated, rough patches are smoothed out, and you reveal your best skin ever!

Now, honey itself doesn’t remove makeup, like some articles and DIY skin care suggests. When formulated in our natural manuka honey face wash, skin isn’t just hydrated and restored, it’s also cleansed and renewed. Unlike harsh cleansing ingredients and sulfates, manuka honey cleanser gently removes oil and makeup, while acting as a natural astringent to minimize the appearance of pores. It’s been known to help treat acne because of the antibacterial properties, but also how it can clear out pores!

  1. Minimize Your Skin Care Requirements

Skin today, particularly on your face, deals with the elements--sun, wind, heat, rain or cold--but also with a number of man-made factors: air pollution, air conditioning, heat, alternating temperatures between outdoors and indoors, and chemicals. On top of all of that, most people use many different products on their skin, including makeup application, removal, moisturizers, and serums--medicine cabinets and drawers overflowing with products, that don’t even necessarily play well together if you’re not aware of how they should be applied.

A honey facial cleanser removes makeup, penetrates pores for a deep cleanse, heals dry, dull or damaged skin, and adds back moisture that the skin needs to stay elastic and youthful. Healthier skin also needs less makeup, so skin quality begins to improve, while fewer products are needed!

  1. Press Reset the Natural Way

All of those elements and products on your skin can upset the natural balance of your body. Without enough oil, skin overproduces oil. With too much cleansing or harsh exfoliating, you can break delicate blood vessels. Skin’s natural pH needs balance and your body’s good bacteria. Skin adapts to harsh products, compensating for being stripped of oil or imbalanced. With a natural, manuka honey cleanser, your skin doesn’t have to fight!

Manuka honey has all of those desirable qualities for natural skin, with vitamins and minerals to nourish skin, antioxidants to tame free radicals, a perfect pH balance for skin—it’s skin boosting, instead of skin stripping, which means you get to push the reset button on healthy skin. 

  1. Results Do Not Have to Mean Expensive Costs

An effective and safe natural cleanser from Wild Naturals, but at an incredible price that won’t break the bank! Your beauty routine becomes simplified (which again means you spend less). Free shipping on all US orders! At that delightful price and for the quantity you receive from each bottle, why not give your face the chance to experience manuka honey cleansing?  Healthier, better skin is just a few days away! Shop the online store today!