If you have read any of my previous posts you will know that I have very dry, sensitive, eczema prone skin (I know wonderful ay) and I've tried literally soo many cleansers in the past but they all seem to irritate and/or strip my skin completely of the little oil I do have even those that are for dry skin!
So I've been doing some research into natural remedy's and I found so many articles on using Manuka honey as a cleanser! I know! How weird is that? Anywhoo I decided to give it a go as I had nothing to loose and god am I glad I did, it's the most amazing cleanser I have ever used!
So, here is some reasoning behind it - bare with me!
So Manuka honey has anti-bacterial properties, so slathering this over your face kills any of the nasty lingering bacteria on your skin which will prevent any blemishes. It relives infections which helps with healing and its also antiseptic! Amazing ay..
Manuka honey is also known to have Humectant properties which means it binds water to the skin which helps with moisturising. This means that its brilliant for all types of skins as its moisturising and antibacterial at the same time.
I don't wear much makeup most days so I don't bother to remove it before hand I just put the honey straight onto my dry face, if I have worn quite a bit of makeup then I just do a quick swipe with some bioderma and a cotton pad before hand.
Since switching to this I have had no new blemishes pop up and the few I did have have now gone. I find that although this is nowhere near as drying as other cleansers it's not quite moisturising enough for my insanely dry skin at the moment so iIdo finish off with a little moisturiser but those of you with normal skin you probably wouldn't need to.
I know this sounds so weird rubbing honey into your face and its does feel strange and very sticky but I can already see such an improvement in my skin. It's still slightly dry but my red irritated cheeks have faded and my dry patches are much less prominent now.
If you do give this a go it may be helpful to know that there are ratings between 0 and 30 on Manuka honey jars, this is how strong the antibacterial properties are. I don't get many blemishes but I do usually have at least one at a time I guess so I find that 10 is working fine for me. Anything less than this isn't very effecting and anything higher may to be too strong for sensitive skin.