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Which kind of honey is best for skin care?

Not all honey is created equal, whether you're adding it to tea or using it in a face wash.

By Rebecca Bailey for

Honey (and honey face wash in particular) has been addressed numerous times on NMDL, and deservedly so. It’s awesome. But lately I’ve been pondering…

Does it matter what kind you use to cleanse your face? I’d say yes, generally, it does matter. The basic rule is to use raw, unfiltered honey, so it retains all the good stuff the bees put in there. Processed honey really isn’t any better than any other processed product, in my opinion—for eating, or for your skin.

The honey quality situation can get pretty scandalous, too (learn about it here, here, here, and here). If you are reading this post, it’s likely you care about things like keeping antibiotics and pesticides out of the products you put on your skin. So, your source is important, and buying organic and from small retailers or farmer’s markets is your best bet for quality honey. But beyond getting a high quality, unprocessed honey, is there any difference between using local wildflower, manuka, or orange blossom?

Keep reading to find out… 

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