You might love the taste of honey, but don’t forget about all the benefits it has for the
skin! Here are five different ways you can use it on your face.152
1. Use it as a Cleanser
The first way you can use honey for your skin is to clean with it. This might seem
counterproductive, but the properties of raw honey can actually really help to cleanse
your skin and keep those pores clear. Just make sure you are using raw, locally-
sourced honey, and not the sugar-laden honey you find in grocery stores. Since honey
is very thick, it is hard to cleanse with it by itself. Mix the honey with a healthy oil like
coconut oil until you can spread it on your face, then massage it and rinse off.
2. Prevent Infections
One of raw honey’s natural health benefits is that it works as an antibacterial. If you are
either prone to skin infections or you already have an infection starting, you can treat it
with a little bit of raw honey. An easy way to use honey as an antibacterial is to make
honey compresses with some honey on a damp cloth, dabbing it on your skin, letting it
sit there, then rinsing it off.
3. Treat Oily Skin
If you suffer from oily skin, you can use raw honey to help prevent breakouts. It is best
that you make yourself a little mask that uses honey and some other natural ingredients.
You want something with salicylic acid that is more natural than what you find in drug
stores, so strawberries are a good option. You can combine mashed strawberries with
honey on their own, or add in a little baking soda to turn it into a scrub.
4. Exfoliate Your Skin
As you know, exfoliating your skin helps to cleanse it while also removing dead skin
cells. There are many products you can use, both store-bought and homemade. Honey
is an excellent choice for making your own exfoliator, by combining raw honey with
some baking soda and a little bit of jojoba oil or coconut oil. Scrub gently on your face
and rinse with cool or tepid water.
5. Get Rid of Acne
Do you have a lot of acne? This might not only be caused by extra oils on your skin, but
from bacteria that is clogging your pores. Use acne to treat pimples and other acne on
your face by putting some raw honey directly on the areas. Let it sit about 10 minutes,
then rinse off.