After running out of conventional ideas to tame my hair and skin, I decided to try honey (the quasi-local, unpasteurized Bernard's Pure Natural Acadiana Honey). Here's how I'm currently using it successfully:
Masque/cleanser: My skin is both sensitive and super oily. I also have significant redness, possibly mild rosacea. Applying a thick layer of honey to my wet face, leaving it on for ~15 minutes, and then rinsing off while massaging well with my fingertips is doing wonders for my various skin complaints.No breakouts, no flaky skin, and greatly reduced redness. I don't even get that oily now; I haven't used primer since starting honey. My skin feels clean, yet moist and plump.
Shaving: I find honey (again, applied to wet skin) to be the perfect lube for short and/or coarse hair that needs multiple razor passes to remove. With honey, I can go over the same area as many times as necessary to get it smooth, without irritation and redness afterwards. A good exfoliation beforehand helps.
Honey is so cheap for being such a multitasker, and so benign to my finicky skin and hair. I'm in the minority that doesn't care for the smell, but it doesn't linger. Thanks, bees!