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post #21 of 761
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Instinctive Mama, it will take light makeup off, but not anything heavy like eyeliner or mascara. You could use a gentle facewash and then the honey. Let me know if you need some recs for facewash. The honey will be great for your acne, and make sure you are using a moisturizer too. You can also leave the honey on a bad pimple as a "spot treatment".

As for makeup, that could be your culprit right there! What brand are you using? The only makeup I can wear that doesn't give me dermatitis is the mineral stuff - "bare" something? Bare Minerals? Something like that. And a few Aveda products. I don't wear much though.
post #22 of 761
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Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
I'm really glad I saw this! I've been looking for a natural product with which to wash my face. But, all the organic natural ones are so expensive. I don't want to spend that kind of money monthly right now. So, basically, I've been using plain soap (I know, bad). I'm going to try this tonight ... it sounds so conveinent - honey for breakfast, honey to wash my face.
Sailor, if your face can take it, it's fine to wash your face with soap. Just be sure to use a toner afterward to restore your skin's ph. But try the honey - it's alot better.


Soooooooooooo, did anyone try it last night???
post #23 of 761
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Originally Posted by 3_opihi View Post
As for makeup, that could be your culprit right there! What brand are you using? The only makeup I can wear that doesn't give me dermatitis is the mineral stuff - "bare" something? Bare Minerals? Something like that. And a few Aveda products. I don't wear much though.
I would agree that makeup could be the culprit except this problem started about 12 years ago, long before I wore any makeup. I only wore more mascara and lip balm for several years. For the past 4 years I have worn makeup off and on. My problem is more hormone and hair related. I tend to break out around my chin which I have been told is a spot for hormone-related acne. I also breakout around my jaw where my hair hits. Cutting my hair short did not help this much so I try to wear a ponytail later in the day.

Anyway, thanks for the advice! I used honey last night and this morning. I have to admit my skin felt great. Last night I used my regular Kiss My Face soap to remove my makeup then used the honey. Tonight I will do the same thing but maybe use the honey as a quick mask instead.

Thanks for all the suggestions!
post #24 of 761
I have acne so I just did this and my skin feels so great! But it got really red, anyone know why that might be? I used raw local honey from the health food store.
post #25 of 761
This is so great! I was just getting on to ask a question about washing my face cause I've been trying the whole "only water" thing and let's just say it's not happening! So, now I will have to try the honey thing. I've been no-pooing and using bs to wash for a couple months now and that's helped cut back on general grease production in my skin but again my face has a mind of its own! Thanks for the tip!
post #26 of 761
[QUOTE=MonP'titBoudain;6322905]using bs to wash for a couple months now and that's helped cut back on general grease production in my skinQUOTE]

Is bs baking soda? How do you use it to wash your body? Thanks!
post #27 of 761
Will have to try.

Off topic: Are Aveda products all natural or do they have SLS and parabans in them? I am in need of shampoo and conditioner badly!
post #28 of 761
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Aveda isn't 100% pure, but I don't think there is anything out there that is. As far as I know there is no SLS, except for maybe in the color care stuff, which they are trying to phase out. I'm not 100% on the parabens, I'm fairly certain they don't use synthetic, methylparabens, but I'm not in the haircare dept. so I can't answer that specifically. I can look it up for you.

you can check it out here - this is a great site for checking product ingredients:
http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep2...ucts&submit=Go
post #29 of 761
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Originally Posted by 3_opihi View Post
Aveda isn't 100% pure, but I don't think there is anything out there that is. As far as I know there is no SLS, except for maybe in the color care stuff, which they are trying to phase out. I'm not 100% on the parabens, I'm fairly certain they don't use synthetic, methylparabens, but I'm not in the haircare dept. so I can't answer that specifically. I can look it up for you.

you can check it out here - this is a great site for checking product ingredients:
http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep2...ucts&submit=Go
Thanks
post #30 of 761
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Originally Posted by InstinctiveMama View Post
Is bs baking soda? How do you use it to wash your body? Thanks!
Yep, bs is baking soda (in this case!) I just take a little in may hand (maybe a tablespoon or so) and scrub down with it. It's great for a gentle exfoliant. I'm not sure on the exact chemistry of why/how it works (something to do with the alkali bonding with the grease to create a soap/detergent... chem's not my strong suit). It's also what I use for no-pooing.
post #31 of 761
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Originally Posted by MonP'titBoudain View Post
Yep, bs is baking soda (in this case!) I just take a little in may hand (maybe a tablespoon or so) and scrub down with it. It's great for a gentle exfoliant. I'm not sure on the exact chemistry of why/how it works (something to do with the alkali bonding with the grease to create a soap/detergent... chem's not my strong suit). It's also what I use for no-pooing.
Thank you! I think I get it now. It seems like it's worth a try and cheaper than organic soap!
post #32 of 761

I tried it!

I love the honey. The funny thing me and my dh noticed was that when you wash your face with honey you end up tasting it. And it is so yummy of course. This makes me want to stick with the honey, because I dont want to eat some nasty chemical...noxema oh lord! I havent used that stuff in years though...but i probably ate it when i did! The honey seemed to calm some pregnancy acne I am dealing with and my face feels nice and soft. So I recommend it!
post #33 of 761
I tried it last night and tonight. I'm really surprised that something so simple like honey can make such a difference! I love it ... WAY better than the plain soap I was using. My skin feels soft, and so radiant.
post #34 of 761
Wow, that is so cool!!
post #35 of 761
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Whoohoo! I'm glad you guys like it.

yes, mellybelly it is SO yummy!

Whoever was asking about the redness - My skin does that too. I think it's because the honey is a little bit acidic. As long as it's not burning/ itching/uncomfortable I'd say you're fine.
post #36 of 761
I'm really curious as to why this works. Does it only work with serious acne? Or will it work as maintenance? Anyone have a clue? I know it works as a moisturizer (my now lovely hair can witness that!) and an antibiotic on the infected pores but does it clean? Or stave off the grease I over-prduce on my face? Sorry if this is really obvious!
post #37 of 761
MonPetit:

For severe acne, you need to cleanse your skin first with something gentle and exfoliate to get rid of clogging cells and then use something to kill acne bacteria.

My homemade "alternative ProActiv" solution is mentioned here. I don't use any benzoyl peroxide in my regimen, so you won't get the irritation, redness, or wrinkling associated with peroxide:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=426638
post #38 of 761
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But wouldn't the glycolic acid content of the honey work as a gentle exfoliator? And then the abx properties would clean the pores. I suppose if you wanted more exfoliation you could add in a little baking soda or use a washcloth, but it seems like the plain honey works fine.
post #39 of 761
I used honey last night and today with just a touch of bs mixed in with it...loved it! I'll probably keep that in my rotation. I already use/rotate OCM and an oat flour/salt/bs scrub. Thanks for the tip on honey!
post #40 of 761
Thanks Annie!!!
I tried this the past couple of nights. My skin actually liked the hot humid Hawaii Now that we are here and I am pregnant, my skin is all dried and irritated. Dh even says my skin is softer. Love this. The girls want to do it too, but I am scared that they would have a honey mess in their hair, not what I feel like washing out
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