I love honey! Both to eat and to use as part of a skin care routine.
For general use, honey has both antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has been used for wound healing for centuries. Honey has a fairly acidic pH level which inhibits the growth of many bacteria. In addition, honey contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase. When applied to a surface skin wound, the enzyme reacts with your body fluids and the oxygen present to form a slow releasing hydrogen peroxide which has antiseptic properties.
For skin care, I enjoy using honey for facials. We were taught a honey facial technique last fall which I use during my thirty minute mini facials. I will also add a bit of honey into a clay mask mix depending in the needs of my clients for my relaxation facials. It helps moisturize and leaves the skin feeling soft. It can also help reduce redness on your cheeks.
For more information on booking a facial with me, check out this link on my website http://www.lazycatoils.com/facial.html