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A Challenge by Crunchy Betty
Toda y starts a new da y for you. For us all.
Starting today, we’re going to wash our faces with honey – at least once a day. Honey. And water.
Don’t forget the first rule of the Crunchy Betty Honey Challenge: Talk about the Crunchy Betty Honey Challenge. You can recruit people as often as you’d like – even in the middle – and don’t forget all the goodies you can grab at this page: http://www.crunchybetty.com/the-crunchy-betty-honey-challenge-launch-stage-1 —for free to help you with that (bloggers, take note). The first part of the challenge consists of washing only a face that’s free of makeup. So for the first week, you’ll either want to wash with honey only in the morning, or twice a day if you don’t wear makeup during the day. Check the above page for a variation you can use to get rid of makeup (or just keep doing your oil cleansing, too … that’s fine!) I’ll answer some questions after the introduction on how to do it (and you’ll also find a video I sang on, shot, and produced to help you learn how to do it). It’s not hard. In fact, it’s probably the easiest face washing you’ve ever done.
Why You Want to Wash Your Face With Honey 1) It is antibacterial and antimicrobial. It will get off any lingering nastiness that’s thinking about setting up camp on your face and creating pimples. 2) It is slightly drying which means it helps soak up any pimples or oiliness. 3) It is also incredibly moisturizing. Seems like a double standard, doesn’t it? But it’s true. Honey sinks into your skin and moisturizes like you wouldn’t believe. (Remember Cleopatra and her honey baths to look young?) 4) It imparts all kinds of beneficial enzymes that work at scrubbing your face for you, as well as perform a little anti-aging action.
5) It’s great for acne, aging skin, normal skin, dry skin … honey loves EVERY SKIN TYPE. 6) It is healing and helps repair acneic sores and scars. 7) It’s 100%, absolutely, positively natural, great for your skin, and such a SIMPLE addition to your routine!
How to Wash Your Face With Honey Just know that if your honey says “raw” and “pure” on it, it’s fine. So here’s what you need to get started:
Here are your wash instructions: 1. Tie your hair back or get it out of your face. (Honey makes hair really sticky.) 2. Pour 1/2-ish teaspoon of honey into the palm of your hands and rub your hands together for 2-3 seconds, just to warm up the honey. 3. Place the honey on your face and massage it in for a minute or two – all around, don’t forget an inch of face. 4. Optional – leave the honey sitting there on your face for 5 or 10 minutes, just so your skin can drink the goodness in. 5. Rinse a few times with water. You’ll be surprised at how quickly and easily it rinses off!
Honey, water, and a towel for patting dry. Also, remember that these directions are for washing a face that doesn’t have makeup on it. Honey alone doesn’t take off all the goopy gunk. If you wear makeup, just continue to take it off the way you normally do, and incorporate the honey wash into your morning, pre-makeup routine.
6. Bask in the beauty that is your face now.
That's it! If you want visual directions, here’s a silly little video I made (I was a bit loopy). Yes, that’s me singing, acting silly, and annoying my cat. http://www.youtube.com/embed/ SaBcTNvRA6g?feature=player_embedded