(Closed) Honey Challenge!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@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.

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