At Gisou, we’re big believers in the healing powers of honey and other natural ingredients for nurturing the skin and hair. Our founder, Negin Mirsalehi, is a sixth-generation beekeeper with a passion for natural beauty.
Honey is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants to deeply nourish and moisturize the skin. It also has numerous therapeutic properties that help to balance and restore stressed skin.
In this article, we’re sharing the benefits of using honey on the face overnight, plus our favorite ways to incorporate it into a nighttime skincare routine. Let’s dive in!
Can I Leave Honey on My Face Overnight?
Applying honey to the skin for 10 or 15 minutes is extremely beneficial, but leaving honey on the face overnight gives it more time to work its magic. It helps to balance all skin types by supporting the natural moisture barrier and it’s a gentle and effective treatment for acne-prone, problematic skin. Best of all, it provides a natural, radiant glow to all skin types!
Benefits of Honey On the Face Overnight
Honey is an amazing multitasker for the skin. It contains a multitude of beneficial nutrients that nourish and protect the skin. It also has therapeutic properties that promote overall skin health. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of leaving honey on the face overnight.
Promote the Healing of Wounds and Scars
In medical settings, honey is often used as a wound dressing due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. These qualities make honey an excellent choice for promoting the healing of acne and other minor irritations on the face.
Honey’s natural healing properties reduce the risk of scarring by keeping the area hydrated, nourished, and protected. There’s even some promising research that suggests honey could act as a “biological scaffold” for the skin, helping to repair old scars.
Leaving honey on your face overnight could help acne blemishes to heal more quickly, reduce the risk of scarring, and possibly even promote the healing of old acne scars.
Wake Up with Glowing, Radiant Skin
You don’t need to have problematic skin to reap the rewards of applying honey to the face overnight. Honey is loaded with beneficial nutrients that nourish and protect all skin types. It also contains natural enzymes that have a gentle exfoliating effect.
Not only is honey much more gentle for the face than a mechanical exfoliant, but it also hydrates the skin at the same time. Using honey on your face overnight results in soft, dewy, radiant skin with a natural glow.
Reduce Acne and Blackheads
Honey’s natural enzyme activity gently exfoliates the skin to help to keep the pores clear of dirt, oil, and impurities, which can contribute to acne and blackheads. It also helps to reduce breakouts by managing bacteria on the skin.
Treat Dry, Chapped Lips
Honey’s natural wound healing and hydrating properties make it an effective overnight remedy for preventing and relieving dry, chapped lips. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are beneficial for healing and preventing infection in cracked lips, as well.
Fight the Signs of Aging
Honey contains a number of vital nutrients that nurture and protect the skin, including vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in amino acids and gluconic acid, which can help to repair damage at the cellular level.
But even more than that, honey is also rich in antioxidants that protect against free radical damage. Using honey as an overnight treatment can help to repair and prevent the signs of premature aging, and may even help to promote collagen production.
Raw honey is well-loved by the medical community for the treatment of burns, and that includes sunburn. Applying honey to a sunburnt face overnight provides nourishment to the damaged tissues, reduces pain and inflammation, and keeps the skin gently hydrated to promote healing.
Hydrate Dry Skin
Honey is also an effective overnight treatment for combatting dull, dehydrated, dry skin. Honey is a natural humectant and moisturizer that adds plumpness and hydration to the skin. It is also rich in natural enzymes that allow moisture to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, so you’ll wake up with a natural, radiant glow.
Balance Oily Skin
Applying honey to the skin overnight is an effective way to balance oily skin and reduce excess oil production. It gives skin that healthy, dewy glow we all want without leaving the skin looking oily or shiny. And, it’s non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores and lead to breakouts.
Ways to Use Honey On Your Face Overnight
One of the easiest ways to use honey on your face overnight is to apply a thin layer directly to the skin as a honey face mask. In the morning, you can simply rinse it off with cool water using circular motions.
Unfortunately, this method can be quite sticky and messy. Honey is delicious in a cup of tea, but the idea of getting it all over your bed linens is much less appealing. So, we suggest using honey-infused skincare products instead.
Gisou’s Honey Infused Face Oil is a fast-absorbing, non-comedogenic face oil that can be used day or night. It nourishes the skin with all the benefits of Mirsalehi Honey, plus 95.7% cold-pressed botanical oils from the Mirsalehi Bee Garden.
Our Honey Infused Face Oil balances the skin to promote a clear complexion. It also contains potent antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to heal, nourish, and rejuvenate the skin. Applying a few drops before bed is a wonderful way to wake up with glowing, radiant skin.
Using honey as an overnight lip treatment can also get a little messy! That’s why we created Gisou’s Honey Infused Lip Oil with a convenient applicator that’s easy to use during the day, as well as at night before you go to bed. It’s rich in fatty acids to smooth, condition, and restore dry lips.
It also provides all the amazing benefits of Mirsalehi Honey, plus our proprietary Mirsalehi Bee Garden Oil Blend. Leaving it on your lips overnight gives it more time to work its magic, resulting in smoother, plumper lips that are resistant to chapping.
Gisou’s Honey Infused Collection offers the perfect way to incorporate honey into your nighttime beauty routine. They nurture and soothe stressed skin while you sleep and leave you with a natural radiant glow in the morning. Applying honey on your face overnight is a wonderful way to maintain the overall health of your skin!