Honey has been used on the skin for thousands of years for its healing properties. Honey (and milk) is believed to have been used by Cleopatra as a face wash. The Ancient Greeks and Egyptians used honey as a treatment for wounds and burns. Today, honey is used all over the world as a skincare ingredient and to cleanse the skin and treat skin conditions (like eczema). Use honey to make a face wash, lip balm, or homemade face mask.