Post # 1
I read on here a few weeks ago about the Honey Challenge. Wash your face with natural, raw honey for 2 weeks and see if you notice a difference in your skin.
I found a great honey to use and started washing my face. A week into it, I told FI that the bedroom was making me sick. As soon as I would get in bed, my nose would clog up and my eyes would start itching.
In the second week, I didn’t wash my face every night with the honey and on those nights I realized that it was the honey that was giving me the allergic reaction.
I do have allergies, but I only get them during the beginning of spring. I do not want allergies from honey. And I eat honey too with no problems.
The honey face wash did make my skin softer and more glowing. But it didn’t prevent my monthly breakouts.
Anyone else have bad experience with the honey face wash?
I guess I’ll move the honey from my bathroom to the kitchen and start using it for cooking instead of cleaning….
Post # 3
@ajillity81: Are you using ACV as a toner ? That’s the only way you will prevent the breakouts by using ACV and Honey together to make a 5.5 ph balance.
Oh, and instead using the honey at night. Try using it in the morning and don’t wash your face at night unless you apply makeup… then you have to.
You can take a look at my thread “for bees fighting oily skin and breakouts” I post my whole routine there.
Post # 4
@ajillity81: I never tried it, but I really dislike honey. The smell makes me gag.
But, if you are having problems with (monthly) breakouts, I started to use a face wash called Exuviance and it has worked wonders. My face is so much better and my breakouts are really down to a minumum.
I got it at Ulta, seriously it’s the best.
Post # 5
@Lulume: i’ve been doing it at night.
i have not used ACV, but i will add that.
do you still use sunscreen? do you use a regular sunscreen or SPF in face lotion?
i will check out your thread.
Post # 6
@ajillity81: I use sunscreen only when i know i’ll be in the sun for longer then few minutes. I have to then wash my face afterwards cuz they are generally too greasy for me.
Post # 7
@Lulume: have you tried Neutrogena face sunscreen? That’s not greasy at all.
Post # 8
I HATE HATE HATE sunscreen also. But @FoxyBride14: is right, the Neutrogena face ones are by far less greasy than any others I’ve tried. Only makes it slightly more bearable, but still better.
I’ve never tried honey wash, but I use St Ives exfoliating apricot scrub and love it.
Post # 9
Hmm. Well, stop using the honey I guess? If you’re sure that’s what is causing you to be sick, then that’s a good thing you identified it.
I’m ok with some natural remedies, but I am getting tired of seeing all these “kitchen quick fixes” for skin, hair, etc… I see them on Pinterest all the time, especially. In today’s day and age we have a lot of products at our disposal.. there’s a reason why we moved away from using the same stuff they used thousands of years ago lol.
I’ve used honey in masks before, but I would not replace my facewash with it. I also wouldn’t like the sticky mess dripping everywhere.. yuck. I make quite a mess washing my face in the sink as it is lol.
Post # 10
@FoxyBride14: +1 to that.
Also Clean and Clear “Morning Burst” moisturizer is pretty good for me. I use it almost every day. It doesn’t help my breakouts, but it doesn’t hurt either.
Post # 11
@Pinkmoon: +1000000 on the St Ives! I use it once a week (since I turned 13) and have had less than 20 zits in the last 10 years! And it’s like $4!
Post # 12
@BrandNewBride: Exfoliating scrubs, including St. Ives, isn’t good for every skin type. I actually broke out more when I used an exfoliating wash and my esthician (sp?) & dermatoligst told me to switch it off.
Post # 13
Vitamin D3 in large doses has eliminated my mild acne. That, and using products for sensitive skin, NOT acne products. But seriouslt google Vitamin D3 for acne. It’s actually a hormone and a lot of people suffer from their bodies under producing it. Even if you get lots of sun you may be deficient in it. I know this ian’t exactly on topic, but it’s been my miracle cure and I hope it will help others!