How to Wash Your Face with Honey

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A while back I did a post on the benefits of using honey as a facial wash.  It has been one of my most popular posts.  However, to this day I still get questions about how to actually wash your face with honey.  This is my own fault for not explaining clearly enough what the process is.  So today I thought I'd do a little update with clear instructions on exactly how to do it.  Easy as pie my friends.

  • First wet your face like you normally would before washing your face.  This step is really important.  If you put honey on dry skin, it will be sticky and not able to glide over your skin like a normal facial wash or soap.
  • Scoop out a little honey and wash your face with the honey like you would an actual soap. You don't need to add anything to the honey, it dissolves once it touches water making it easy to move around and not sticky. 
  • After washing, thoroughly rinse off your face with cold water.  Any honey that hasn't been rinsed off will feel sticky on your face once it dries.  Rinsing with cold water instead of hot helps your skin retain it's moisture.
  • Then softly pat dry and apply whatever moisturizer you normally use (check out my magical eye oil and coconut oil for ideas on homemade moisturizer recipes).

Most people find that the honey leaves their skin super soft.  This whole process of washing my face takes me about 2 minutes.  I don't leave the honey on for long amounts of time (then it would be more of a mask).  It's a very simple process!

To learn about the benefits of honey, check out my previous post Honey Facial Wash.


I've discovered a new honey recently that I absolutely love for a facial wash.  It's a creamy honey from Honey Pacifica in mango or wildflower (I personally love both).  You can read more about it in my post, Gentle Natural Face Wash and you can see a pic below.  My fav!

Gentle Natural Face Wash

As always, let me know if you have any questions either by leaving a comment or emailing me at