Over the past few years I have tried a lot of different skincare products. Makeup removers and cleanser have always been the products I would be least impressed by. They did their job, and frankly I found them to be quite boring.
Since I have been trying to convert to more natural products I tried a few different cleansers from brand like Balance Me, Lavera, Weleda and while I enjoyed using them while they lasted I found them to be pretty pricey for what they did.
I have started reading more about using raw products as skincare and have been incorporating two products in to my daily routine: Raw honey and organic cold-pressed coconut oil. Both incredibly healthy for you and relatively affordable compared to designated skincare products.
Here is how I use them:
Raw honey has replaced cleansers in my skincare routine. I use it morning and night. It works really well – my skin feels soft and clean afterwards without the tight feeling some cleansers give my skin.I also like using honey as a face mask and just put a thin layer on my skin for about 10-20 minutes before rinsing it off. It is very hydrating and calming on the skin! And of course honey is also great as a natural sweetener in dishes, in tea or coffee!
Raw honey is anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It is extremely healing and soothing and given its superpowers it is also great on acne prone or irritated skin. There are so many ways in which you can use honey to make a natural remedy for all kinds of different health concerns. It is definitely worthwhile reading up on the subject!
Now on to coconut oil. It has gotten a lot of hype over the past few years and very rightly so. It is incredibly healthy for you and I aim to incorporate it as much into my diet and skincare as possible.
I love cooking with coconut oil, using it for baking, in smoothies, in coffee…As far as skincare goes I use it as my makeup remover in the evenings. It is very gentle but thorough. It breaks down all of your makeup, even stubborn mascara and liquid liner and leaves the skin feeling hydrated. I also use it as a shave cream, as a body moisturizer and a deep conditioner for my hair. Again, there are countless ways to use it and it is very interesting to do some research on it.
If any of you are wondering, I buy my coconut oil from my local whole foods store, but the brand I use is Bio Planète. As for the honey – well my dad has taken up bee-keeping since he retired from work and therefore I always have fresh raw honey in the house. When you are buying honey just make sure that it is raw, preferably organic and therefore unpasteurized. When honey is pasteurized the powerful active components are killed off!
Do you use honey and coconut oil in your skincare routine? What are your favorite ways of using them?