Get your hands on RAW honey. It must say “raw” or “unpasteurized” or “unfiltered” on the label, “all natural” doesn’t mean diddly-squat. That supermarket honey in the clear bear is literally processed to death and all of the glorious enzymes and probiotics (yes, probiotics in honey!) and antibacterial properties are destroyed. Look for raw honey at your farmer’s market. If you can’t find it, here’s the raw honey I recommend available online. If you want to splurge, try the potent manuka honey, which contains vastly higher levels of antibacterial properties to heal acne.
This will not remove makeup. Use it in the morning (and evening, if you don’t wear makeup). For removing makeup, I recommend The Oil Cleansing Method or my2 Ingredient DIY Makeup Remover.
Take about 1/2 teaspoon of the honey on your fingers. Warm it between your fingers. Add just a few drops of water if necessary to make a spreadable consistency. Smooth it gently on your face.
Rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry. If you have time, you’ll get the best results by leaving the thin layer of honey on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing.
Finish with patting a toner on your face for best results. You can make your own by mixing 2 Tbs. raw apple cider vinegar with 1/2 cup of water or aloe vera and putting this in a jar or spray bottle. For more simple DIY skin care recipes, check out my postNatural Skincare: 6 Things You Are Doing Wrong.