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20 Nov

Natural DIY Face Wash


My New Favorite Natural DIY Face Wash.

A natural DIY face wash is my favorite skin care indulgence. Journeying  into a minimalist skin care regime, I’ve tried to eliminate the amount of unnecessary and toxic products I’d been using in the past.  I got to a place where I felt it was necessary to eliminate the soaps and face washes I’d previously enjoyed testing that didn’t leave my skin with the healthy feel and dewy look I was after.

Through experiment, my favorite natural DIY face wash has become the “Honey Cleansing” method.  I discovered honey is a natural, non harsh way to remove dirt and impurities from your skin without stripping the skin of its natural oils like a lot of other facial cleansers. Honey is antibacterial and probiotic, so it even helps in reducing and preventing breakouts; and is great for sensitive and oily skin. I’ve done two honey cleanses in the last week, and they have left my skin super soft with a really nice natural glow. This method is really affordable, and simple to use. Plus,  most bottles will last you for quite some time.

Keep in mind, ‘Honey Cleansing’ is  only effective if you use raw (unpasteurized or unfiltered) honey. Don’t make the mistake of picking up the honey in the clear bear bottle that’s found in most grocery stores, they are highly processed.  If you’re willing to splurge a bit, go for the Manuka Honey. I love it. Prior to choosing a type of honey, I researched various options and discovered Manuka offers the most healing and antibacterial benefits of all honey. As a bonus, it’s also noted to be highly effective for treating most acne.

Use the ‘Honey Cleansing’ method as you would any other facial cleanser.

Try your new honey cleanser the same way you would your regular one. Wash your hands, then damp your face. Gently massage a thin layer of honey into your skin, rub it in, and rinse it off.  I love a great cold water splash to close my pores after every cleanse, but that’s up to you. Ok, so the one con I experience in using the method- is that the honey is super sticky. Also, it’s not the best for makeup removal, so I would suggest using a coconut oil, or another light oil of your choice prior to applying the honey if you have on heavy makeup.  Give it a shot, and let me know your thoughts. I love how it makes my skin feel, smell, and look, it’s a keeper.

Give my favorite natural DIY face wash, ‘Honey Cleansing Method’ a try to let me know what you think about it.



Courtney Rhodes

Courtney R. Rhodes is an author, brand building and marketing strategist, and speaker with a passion for style, traveling, and sharing interesting and informative content. She is founder of The Brandista Guide + www.CourtneyRRhodes.com; a volunteer for women development and empowerment initiatives and a student of the arts, humanities, and the pursuit of happiness. Courtney is a graduate of Morgan State University ('98) and The University of Baltimore M.A. ('03).

1 Comment

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    Natural face wash

    Wow man I have no idea that honey can be used as face wash.

    May 29, 2014 at 7:29 am Reply

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