Many years ago (in the 80s) I read a book written by Linda Evans (she of "Dynasty" fame) about her beauty tips. She used honey, you apply and keep patting it onto the skin till it goes tacky , the theory is it helps clear the pores by the 'suction' action.
So, I have honey and I can prep myself in the shower so it's less messy . It does seem a bit like those Homemade Facepacks in Jackie or Blue Jeans (shows age here) made from oatmeal and egg.
Manuka honey is great. You can mix it with ground almond to make a v gentle scrub mask. Honey is soothing and anti-bacterial I believe, and iirc the sugars have an exfoliating action (I may be making that up).
I use aspirin dissolved in honey. Its a great face mask. nothing to do with the tackiness thought. It doesn't go that tacky.
I read recently that a very large amount of the honey labelled Manuka honey is just regular blended honey. Apparently way more Manuka honey is sold in the world that is actually produced. I can't see how it would be any better as a beauty product even if the dubious claims re eating it are to be believed.