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post #201 of 761
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Originally Posted by notamamaatm View Post
ok sorry bout this, but yez are basically saying, wet face a bit, scrub honey quite vigorously onto face, then rinse off with just water, not really any scrubbing when rinsing.

Is that the idea?

Thanks
sounds right to me. i do just honey, and it washes off w/ light wiping in the shower
post #202 of 761
I've been using raw honey and I love it! I have a question, though - does anybody notice a slightly metallic smell when rinsing off the honey? Kind of like iron? I've noticed it with two different kinds of honey that I've used and thought it was kinda weird. Or maybe it's just me that is weird. Has anyone else noticed this?
post #203 of 761
Nope, I didn't notice it. I just have cheapo Target brand honey so far. ??
post #204 of 761
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Originally Posted by darlintxmomma View Post
mollybeesmamma - do you only use the black soap on your face or do you use it in the shower too all over and as a shampoo? im curious about its shampoo use since it speeds hair growth. just curious cause i just ordered a buttload of it
Oooh, I didn't know it speeds up hair growth! I just use it on my face...too many other lovelies to use on my body. Haven't tried it on my hair but now I just might. Hope you like it! I can make it last quite a while since it is so lathery.
post #205 of 761
mollybeesmamma ~ everything i have read about the black soap is that it increases hair growth at a HUGE rate. the main reason im buying it is for my face BUT DS has thin thin thin hair. he has one thick lock of hair down the back of his head but elsewhere it it just fuzz thin, so im wanting to use it for him as a shampoo and see if he will actually get some decent hair. it sounds like it does wonders for cleaning the hair too. i ordered the 1 lb chunk of everything there. lol

and the honey is STILL doing wonders on my face. but the acv still turns me red even though there is like maybe 3 drops of it to a 4 oz bottle of water. oh well at least it doesnt burn.
post #206 of 761
Please tell me more about black soap and hair growth. I tried a search and couldn't really find anything. My daughter also has thinner hair but I am thinking if it is good for your hair, may it also be good for cradle cap, dandruff?
post #207 of 761
Just hair growth on my head, I hope. Anyway, I haven't had any redness with acv, and mine is only 50acv/50 water. Is it bad to use it every day? I know baking soda should be sparser.
'kay now I gotta try this black soap.
post #208 of 761
Oh goodness! That must be why my face is so hairy!

Really, I didn't think there was anything that increased the growth of hair other than time. Shaving, sure-but nothing applied topical or taken internally. But I'd bet some would disagree. I can wish!
post #209 of 761
I've been using honey for I guess almost a month now and using unrefined shea butter and jojoba oil for moisturizing. So why do some people use ACV? Just wondering if I should give that a try. (I have dry-ish skin (esp in the winter)).
post #210 of 761
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The vinegar is a toner to reset your ph balance for the skin. You especially need to use this if you are using soap or baking soda, which are very alkaline. If you are using just honey, you don't need it as honey is slightly acidic by itself.
post #211 of 761
I've been using just honey and love it! I don't even need a moisturizer afterwards!
post #212 of 761
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Originally Posted by 3_opihi View Post
The vinegar is a toner to reset your ph balance for the skin. You especially need to use this if you are using soap or baking soda, which are very alkaline. If you are using just honey, you don't need it as honey is slightly acidic by itself.
Thanks. That makes sense. I use honey+baking soda twice a week, so maybe I can do the ACV on those days.

Just honey alone was too drying for my skin. So I do shea butter + jojoba oil in the evening and jojoba oil + spf moisturizer in the day.
post #213 of 761
hmm... well I've been using the honey on it's own for about a week now and I have definately been going through a 'detox' phase. My skin looks a lot healthier overall despite spots (which were sorta there in first place).

I wash with it twice a day. Some people have said their faces were 'glowing' after using the honey. I find this to be true but after not too long it goes from glowing to just oily looking. Any advice? I'm 19 btw so maybe a bit younger than many of you.

Should I be using something after the honey maybe to fight oiliness?

Thanks
post #214 of 761
Yeah - add a pinch of baking soda to your honey mixture. It will keep your face from getting too oily. You may want to wash with honey just once a day too and either wash with water or something else the other time. I use mineral makeup now, so I've either been doing an alternative Oil Cleansing Method (lazy method) with coconut oil, or now I'm on day three of honey and a pinch of baking soda. I tried it with the honey by itself, it didn't feel like a facial wash as much since it was so tough to work with, even with water. With baking soda, it kind of breaks down the sugar in the honey somehow and it glides on my face a little better.
post #215 of 761
I've tried it both with and without the BS, and I much prefer the pinch of BS for my oily skin.
post #216 of 761
ah ok thanks for the replies
post #217 of 761
I use Pure/Raw Honey as a face wash. Has anyone switched from one type to another and noticed significant results? I am thinking of getting Manuka...but for $25 a jar this better out perform my honey in the bear I'm cheap
post #218 of 761
$25 a bottle!

I get my local raw/pure (not processed) honey from the farmer's market, it can't be more than $5-$6 or so.

In every town there is a local grocery store with local honey, it's cheaper and tastes great too!
post #219 of 761
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Originally Posted by Spastica View Post
In every town there is a local grocery store with local honey, it's cheaper and tastes great too!
Absolutely! Here you can usually find the beekeepers even during the winter markets.

So, about the pinch of baking soda in the honey daily. Does that not make it too much of an exfoliant? I have gone through cycles with the raw honey where I have spotty break outs (usually in line with my cycle) and I definitely see a difference when I use the bs but I thought it was too exfoliating for daily use. So now I'm confused. Does it work because the pp appears to have oily skin? Or is it because it is a small pinch (versus the tsp or so one might use for a weekly exfoliation). Clarification anybody? tia.
post #220 of 761
I little dash won't be too exfoliating. If you're worried, dilute the baking soda in some hot water first and add honey. You can probably even keep a week's worth of this mixture in a bottle as a facial wash. I'm sure a pinch of salt would do the same thing, it just kind of breaks the gooeyness of the honey.

I have combination skin or normal skin that right now is tending on the dry side because of winter. Baking soda doesn't ever bug me if I use it everyday, but if I use a lot of baking soda, like 1/2 teasp to 1 teaspoon, I splash my face with ACV and moisturize afterward. I usually do this step in the shower in the morning. After work, if I'm washing my face in the sink, I don't do the ACV step, but the honey is acidic to a degree anyway. I use moisturizer after washing my face (either coconut oil, a dab of cocoa butter, or my Oil of Olay facial moisturizer). I'm sure olive oil is more moisturizing - I may have to switch, the coconut oil isn't that moisturizing for me sometimes.

Moisturization is key after washing your face anyway, nobody should skip that step, even if they have oily skin. Balancing the moisture on your face actually can keep your face from being too dry or too oily.
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