Honey Face Wash Challenge

Along with incorporating real whole foods into my diet, I also have started researching how to incorporate that into my skin as well.


We are what we eat, in more ways than one.  It’s not only important what we choose to feed ourselves but it’s also important how we choose to feed and nourish our skin.  I’ve started looking more into natural skin care and beauty products because if I’m not going to eat chemicals and hormones, why would I put that on my body?

I’ll have another post detailing how I got to this point and what it means to me.  For now we need to talk about the Honey Face Wash Challenge that I’ve signed on to do at Crunchy Betty’s.

Her blog is my current obsession.  For those of us just starting out and dipping our toes into the all natural skin care world, it’s a HUGE resource of information, tips, and recipes. Plus the author actually takes time to respond to comments and tweets, which is a plus!

In my research for an all natural face wash, I was put off by most of the recipes for several reasons.

  • Everything had to be surgical sterile that was used to create the face wash.
  • It only made enough to last a few days.
  • You had to keep it in the fridge.

Okay, no, no, and no.  At this stage of the game I really don’t want to have to prep my kitchen like I’m going to preform brain surgery just for something to wash my face.  If I make something, I want a huge batch of it. Keeping it in the fridge is annoying because that means I would have to remember to pull it out and take it up to the shower with me.

The chances of me forgetting to do that are high.

Then I stumbled onto Crunchy Betty’s challenge and fell in love.  Hard.

All you need is honey and water.  No sterile equipment, no small batches, and no need to keep it in the fridge.  In fact it can stay in the bathroom!


It could not be easier either:

  1. Put honey on face.
  2. Rinse off with water.
  3. Done.

I am in! So I signed up for her two week challenge.  I was two days behind when I signed up but I’ll make those up at the end.  I took a before picture for recording purposes.

Fresh outta the shower and no makeup on (You’ve seen me like this before, all racing photos of me are makeup free). Honestly this is how I look most of the time.  Makeup is a pain and I dislike wearing it.  I only wear it for functions and if I’m out to dinner, for example.  Otherwise this is standard Andrea right here.

Now I will say that this isn’t a “true” before picture because at this point I had used the honey twice on my face already for a wash.

It was amazing!  I can’t even believe how awesome it was.  Please follow the link to Betty’s so you can read all about the challenge and learn about honey.  You’ll need raw honey for this challenge and you can find that at your local health food store or your local farmer’s market.

I’m prone to breakouts either when I’m stressed or when it’s around my period (we’re all adults, you can handle the talk).  If both happen at the same time, watch out!  At 34, I have to tell you that I’m tired of dealing with pimples.  Honey is supposed to help with this.

Only after two washes I can tell that:

  • My skin was tighter and fresher looking.
  • My skin tone was evened out.
  • My skin was very soft.
  • Oil was under control.

I don’t have “oily” skin but I do have skin that is naturally oily.  Meaning, it’s got plenty of good oil without being too much.

I like to leave the honey on for a few minutes before washing off.  When I use this, my skin feels the cleanest it’s ever felt. My $30 face wash that I had been using doesn’t even come close.

For right now, this is to be used only on skin that doesn’t have makeup on it.  So probably your first wash of the day.  If you don’t wear makeup anyway, (like me, most times I do not), you can wash twice a day with it.

So what do you think? You want to take the challenge with me? Can’t hurt to try something new, right?

10 thoughts on “Honey Face Wash Challenge

  1. Jen K says:

    I’m excited to try this! I’d have started already but I need to pick up some raw honey. I’m interested to see how my skin reacts to it, it’s extremely prone to breakouts and I use prescription face wash and creams daily. I’ve heard great things about EVOO as a skin care product too, I’ve wanted to check that regime out too!

    • Jen, That is exactly why I’m trying it as well! I’m still using my regular toner and face lotion but I’m looking to change that up soon. One step at a time. Some people use coconut oil as a moisturizer but I found that it was actually too oily for my face. My skin didn’t absorb it, weird!

  2. Nicole says:

    Maybe I should try it on my arms, too! I have this obnoxious keratosis pilaris. I’ve never read of honey being used as treatment, but why not give it a go? It gives me another excuse to buy more honey!

  3. I’m so with you on not keeping face wash in the fridge! I would never, ever, remember. But this challenge sounds easy (and gets bonus points for being affordable!) Can’t wait to hear more about how your skin feels!

    • Amanda, I was curious about this as well. But having used it, it doesn’t leave my skin oily at all. In fact the lotion I put on afterwards, gets more easily absorbed and leaves my face feeling fresh. :)

  4. As someone who is almost 32, and fed up with random breakouts (seriously, I’m not a teenager anymore, it’s getting old…along with me), this is very intriguing. I have yet to find the perfect facial cleansing routine that makes my skin happy, and I’m all for cheaper rather than more expensive cleaners, so perhaps I should give this a go.

    • Marianne, yes! That’s exactly the stage that I’m in. One or two during my period, sure I’ll deal with that. But anymore and then it’s just down right annoying.

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