Honey is very popular in our house. My kids prefer honey to jelly with their peanut butter toast, my husband enjoys finding local honey to help with his allergies and I love honey in my tea. Since moving to Washington state in 2013 we have been using Wakera Farms honey (pictured above) for our local honey source, but I recently heard a rumor they were going out of business due to the dying bee population. I am saddened to hear this. We keep on hand three types of honey: a raw creamed honey for healing and moisturizing, a local honey for help with allergies and a third generic store honey for sweetening. This post is primarily about honey as a moisturizer.
A few weeks ago a friend told me she applies a thin layer honey masque to her face once a week and has great results. I was skeptical that it would work for me since I have sensitive skin and dreaded the sticky feeling I assumed honey would leave behind. I am happy to report the honey moisturizing masque works quite well for me and the residue is easily removed. I use creamed honey because it has a thicker consistency, spreads well and wipes off easily. I also use creamed honey to soothe and heal chapped lips.
Honey Moisturizing Masque
What You Need
- Raw honey
- A clean wash cloth
What To Do
- Apply 1-2 teaspoons of honey to your face, gently massaging it into your skin with your finger tips.
- Let it sit 10-15 minutes.
- Wipe off with a warm wash cloth. I like to follow the warm wash cloth with a splash of cold water to shrink my pores.