Last week I made a bulk order for my oil cleansing ingredients since I was running extremely low. In the meantime I had to resort to using other ingredients in my home as my face wash and moisturizer. My husband has been using raw honey as his only facial wash since I first discovered its amazing benefits for skin care. Our place is always stocked with organic raw honey because of it.
I’ve been asked why I stopped using raw honey as my main facial cleanser recently. I raved about it in Raw Honey–The Healing Face Wash so why wasn’t I still using it. Honestly I usually discover new things for my skin care regimen when I run out of something. I simply feel in love with jojoba oil cleansing with essential oils and I thought it worked the best for my skin.
Since I’ve been out of my jojoba oil cleanser and resorted back to using raw honey in the meantime, I can say now that these two natural facial cleansers are in MAJOR competition.
I can’t say definitely which natural face cleanser is better, yet I do know that adding essential oils to either one seriously improves their performance. I do think it mainly has to do with determining what your skin likes as well as if you wear heavy makeup or not. Jojoba oil is amazing at removing makeup so you may want to use it as a makeup remover.
Since I’ve been out of my jojoba oil cleanser, I’ve used raw honey to cleanse and a few drops of what was left of jojoba oil to moisturize. Simple yet perfect combination. I also used the DIY Gentle Exfoliating Mask a few times with unrefined shea butter to moisturize. Also splendid.
NOTE: When I first created the DIY Gentle Exfoliating Mask I didn’t own pH strips. Although this mask is AMAZING, it should also be used sparingly since the pH is 3-3.5 depending on how much lemon juice is used. Ideally you want to keep your skin care products in the 4.5-5.5 range. Read more about the importance of pH balance in beauty product here.
Since my makeup-free experience, I’ve been on the look out for ways to brighten my complexion naturally.
I’m considering adding turmeric powder in some way to my skin care daily for that extra glow that tinted moisturizers and luminizers provide. Turmeric is also known for being extremely helpful for brightening the skin and under eye area as well as fading dark spots which is the only reason I use concealer. I would honestly love to ditch the concealer all together, and if turmeric will help with brightening and preventing blemishes I’m all for it!
“Turmeric has powerful antioxidant and antibacterial properties that help heal acne, blackheads, hyperpigmentation, eczema, and psoriasis. It has also been known to slow down the aging process by improving skin’s elasticity.” ~DIY Ayurvedic Turmeric Facial Mask
With all of the natural benefits of turmeric, I’m excited to try it in my daily beauty routine versus the DIY Ayurvedic Turmeric Facial Mask alone. For those with fair skin, definitely look for kasturi turmeric which is not the edible turmeric spice and will not stain the skin yellow. For those with darker complexions or those who do not mind the staining properties of turmeric use regular turmeric. I honestly like the “glow” that turmeric provides and will keep you updated on how I include it to my daily routine once I figure out what works best for me.
Have you tried jojoba oil cleansing, raw honey, or turmeric in your skin care regimen?
(Image by Dawn Michelle)