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April 19, 2013

DIY Easy Three Ingredient Cleanser and Gentle Scrub

DIY honey cleanser for acne (only three natural ingredients)

I am beyond ecstatic to bring you todays DIY project since today I’m fulfilling one of you guys’ requests from my YouTube channel!

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If you ever have a DIY request, let me know in the comments of my blog posts/videos or send me a tweet. This hashtag also applies if you want to show me a DIY project that you have made, I’d love to see them!

Today, as wantsomecc requested, we are making a natural exfoliating cleanser. This cleanser is great for all skin type but in particular for acne and sensitive skin.

Video instructions:

You will need:

  1. Spreadable honey or raw honey (it has more nutrients then refined “normal honey”)
  2. Extra virgin coconut oil (also has more nutrients then normal coconut oil)
  3. Cinnamon

Possible substitutes:

  1. If coconut oil is not available, try extra virgin olive oil. Use less olive oil then you would coconut oil. 
  2. If cinnamon is not available, try sugar. Use very little because sugar can be really tough on the skin.

Instructions (see video for visuals):

  1. Melt two tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave so it is easier to work with. 
  2. Combine three tablespoons of honey with the oil and mix as well as you can.
  3. Add a dash/teaspoon of cinnamon. Cinnamon works as our exfoliant.
  4. Dampen face and massage into your skin as you would any other cleanser. Rinse to take off and pat skin dry.

Most skin types won’t even need a moisturizer afterwards but I generally follow with a bit more coconut oil.

why you should wash your face with honey by crunchy betty

The above image is a screen grab from Crunchy Betty’s honey challenge. She has a lot of helpful posts and tips on how to use honey in skincare.

I hope you enjoyed this video on an easy honey cleanser. Don’t forget you can substitute coconut oil for olive oil. It may even work better for those whose skin is ultra sensitive (since coconut oil can harden).

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  • Lulu

    Well, I’ve just tried it (with virgin olive oil instead of coconut) and I love how fresh my skin looks!! And it is so easy to make) How often shoud I use it skinwith acne? Once a week I guess?

    April 20, 2013 at 3:26 am Reply
    • rebeccakelsey

      It depends on how sensitive your skin is. I wouldn’t say anyone should exfoliate more then three times at the absolute most. Start with one and see how it feels for a few weeks, then maybe try twice for a few weeks, etc. It’s better to start smaller and build up I think. Be careful to see if your skin gets more irritated. Some days I’ll just put honey on my face for half an hour as a mask or spot treatment it on blemishes.

      Kindness is the best accessory,

      April 20, 2013 at 8:43 am Reply

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