All my adult life, I have been washing my face with soap and water, then slavering on moisturiser. I have never been a cleanse and tone sort of person. Recently, I came across these very interesting articles for cleaning your face with honey here then moisturising your face with oil, from here
I know, the second one sounds counter-intuitive doesn't it? Well, I guess if you don't try these things, you'll never know!
Cleaning my face with honey has already started. I couldn't find any raw honey in the supermarkets and didn't want to pay the price for a jar of Manuka (daylight robbery), so ended up in an H & B store (hardly any honey in this one either). In the end, I bought this organic fair trade one:
Once my order of oils and bottles arrived, I decided to give the second part a go so made up a 10ml (1/3rd oz) bottle. For my first trial, I have decided to use Baobab oil as its is very good for mature skin and settles in quite quickly. First of all, 2 drops of carrot essential oil and 4 drops of Lavender essential oil (about a 2% solution I think which again, is good for my skin) were put in before being topped up with the oil. I reckon that these daily moisturising session's will cost me pennies every day, using honey twice and the oils once.
More important than the cost though, is the lack of chemicals, but I would like next time to buy a product from UK honey farmers.