Post # 1
Honey Challenge to wash my face with!
I have oily / combination skin. I tried everything.
Some things work at first and then they seam to make things worse. Other things dry out my skin.
Eye opener happened yesterday. FI and I were in the car and he got out to get gas. While waiting for him inside I looked in the mirror. My face felt warm and you could see some redness on my cheeks, nose and chin from. Obviously irritated from using a washcloth with antibacterial Clean and Clear clenser 🙁 I put a moisturizer on and it still felt uncomfortable.
While i was at his game i started looking up natural stuff. Came across the website http://www.CrunchyBetty.com and read up on few remedies. And since really it’s been years, And I am tired of purchasing products I decided to use one of the remedies last night.
Honey and baking soda to clense and remove make up and Apple Cider vinegar diluted with water as toner after the clense (apparently you have to restore the Ph)
So did that last night and just put a simple Aveeno moisturizer after.
Then this morning i repeated same while in the shower and generally when i come out of the shower my face seams resish in colour… this time, it felt great and no redness either 🙂
So I have decided to continue with honey for a while and see how it works and also start using essential oils instead of moisturizers.
It’s 10:30 now and when i touch my face there is no oily feelin and my skin is not red!
Have you tried anything like this ?
Post # 3
I use honey mixed with brown sugar to exfoliate my face and body. Honey is a natural inflammatory and antiseptic, which is part of why it always help balance my skin out when it’s being weird. I also keep baking soda in the shower in case I want to mix it with whatever soap to make it exfoliating.
Mario Badescu makes a great honey-based moisturizer I swear by as well, regardless of whether I’ve been using honey to wash.
The apple cider vinegar thing is new…I’ll have to try that! I put it in my dogs’ water to ward off ticks, so we usually have some anyway.
Post # 4
I did Crunchy Betty’s Honey Challenge. I went from not washing my face with anything to washing my face with honey 1 or 2 times a day (no makeup). While it seemed to be working really well for the first couple of weeks, after about 6 weeks (and when winter hit) I was still getting minor breakouts and my skin was extremely dry. I’ve never had dry skin in my life! I also tried to oil cleansing method for a while, which just made the breakouts worse, but didn’t really improve the dry skin.
I’ve since gone back to not washing my face with anything, and it’s rebalanced itself out. I do dab honey onto any zits that develop – it is really great at keeping them under control and getting rid of them quickly.
I see the benefits of honey, but I’d recommend being careful about it if you do have dry skin. I will probably use it with some other ingredients as a once-a-week face mask, but my skin just can’t handle being handled daily!
Post # 5
@shortkaik: I guess it doesn’t work so well on dry skin ?
My skin is oily so I hope that this rememdy is going to work for me.
Today I didn’t even wear make up to work becasue of how redness has vanished 🙂
Post # 6
@Lulume: I wouldn’t classify my skin as dry (usually) or oily, probably just ‘normal’. I found that the honey had some really nice effects, but the drying it was causing was too much for me.
Everyone’s skin is different, though! I hope it works well for you, sounds like it is so far! And it’s so much simpler than all those commerical cleaning systems.