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post #321 of 761
OK, question- I have read the whole thread so forgive me if I missed it. I switched from just periodically using diluted ACV to religiously using it twice daily after washing with honey. I've since felt like my skin has felt a little dry. Would ACV do this? I wasn't sure, b/c it's also been absolutely freezing here, so our heat is really cranking, which could also be the culprit. Or maybe it's the african soap I use periodically to first wash make up off. :
post #322 of 761
Thread Starter 
Sounds like too many cleansers. I'd pick one: african soap, honey OR acv diluted with water, then follow it with shea butter as a moisturizer since it's cold where you are. I don't know if you have this store near where you live, but they have small tins of organic shea butter at L'Occitane for $8! It's so heavenly.
post #323 of 761
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Originally Posted by Hazelnut View Post
I've since felt like my skin has felt a little dry. Would ACV do this? I wasn't sure, b/c it's also been absolutely freezing here, so our heat is really cranking, which could also be the culprit. Or maybe it's the african soap I use periodically to first wash make up off. :
My understanding has been that the ACV as a toner can be a little drying in wintertime (although essential in summer?). Personally, I find just the raw honey (no soaps and no avc ever) a little drying and have to follow up with a little moisturizer. I use a bit of jojoba, shea butter or coconut oil as moisturizer. I started the whole honey thing in the fall (I think) so I don't know about how well the acv will work in summer.

hth.
post #324 of 761
I only use the african soap if I've had make up on, and then I don't use honey. I was using honey (occasionally bs) and then the acv b/c I read that it was more of a toner than a cleanser. But perhaps I should not use it so much. I am using some moisturizer, but I just feel like i need to reapply within a couple of hours and that has never happened to me before. I guess I'll just stick with honey. I just read about acv reducing pores and got a little desperate.
post #325 of 761
My DH has really dry scalp... it is flaky and the flakes are thick... he seems to scratch his head all day long. He washes his hair every morning seeking relief, to no avail... Any suggestions? Will ACV work? Should he shampoo, ACV, then condition?

Please help...:
post #326 of 761
I don't have a dandruff problem, but I do have a little itching if I use shampoo/conditioner. I have been no-poo for almost 6 months the itching & periodic pimples on my scalp are gone. I wash with bs/water, rinse then load my hair from the earlobes down with acv/water 1:9. I let that sit for about 2-3 monites then rinse it completely with water. Worls great for me. No more itch & my hair isn't oily.
post #327 of 761
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Originally Posted by LJ's Momma View Post
My DH has really dry scalp... it is flaky and the flakes are thick... he seems to scratch his head all day long. He washes his hair every morning seeking relief, to no avail... Any suggestions? Will ACV work? Should he shampoo, ACV, then condition?

Please help...:
Look into seborrheic dermatitis for your DH. It's quite common, often mistaken for dandruff, often shows up in the late teens to mid-20s and is thick, itchy flakes, sometimes they appear greasy (but not always) and it's often concentrated on the scalp, hairline, eyebrows, crease behind ears, and/or occasionally on the cheeks/forehead.

Sadly, I don't have a suggestion for it. It's often diet related, though, and is sometimes the only symptom of a food intolerance/allergy.
post #328 of 761
Since seeing this thread, I've been washing my face with honey and love it! I've been breaking out for whatever reason (some on each side of my chin that I'm told is hormonal, but my forehead seems to have been bumpy for years) and after a couple weeks, there is already improvement! And I love how my face feels when I'm done.

I bought some coconut oil to try using as a moisturizer for my legs but am scared to try it on my face because I seem to be sensitive to various oils.

Is apricot kernal oil okay for the face? I have a bottle of that, and a very tiny bottle of jojoba oil (actually a wax??). Which would you recommend and how would I apply? Just a few drops on wet hands and rub all over the face? I have combination skin. My cheeks are normal and my forehead and chin can tend to be on the oilier side, but not oily. Actually, now that I think about it, it seems to all be much more normal now that I'm not using Clinique or any other system.

Oh, same question for applying coconut oil to legs- would I want them to still be damp or already dry? Thanks!!
post #329 of 761
I just read through this entire thread! :

I am so excited to try this! My skin is usually not too bad (if you don't look too close), but at it's best it's only *almost there.* I have bumps on my forehead that have been there since I was a teen. I kind of just smush em out every once in a while. And if I don't wash my face, a zillion blackheads on my nose, nobody else can see them, but they bug the hell out of me. And now due to stress, I have pimples on my cheeks too.

I am 34 with combination/oily skin. Any advice while I am still young enought to do something about it?

I was thinking of starting with a honey/bs mixture followed by my Bioelements moisturizer, switching to some shea or jojoba when it's gone. Am I right in thinking that I should be doing an ACV toner if I am using bs?

TIA!
post #330 of 761
I have to say, I love honey, but...

A book recently came into my library called "The Skin Type Solution" by Leslie Baumann. It seems spot on for my problems. In fact, dead on about my skin types and the use of sulfur products. Also spot on about the remedy needs for my skin type (more hydrating, aka, ponds cream, style products.) I would prefer a more natural based skin conditioner/ cleanser, but this provides me with information of what i might be looking for. So not that I don't love honey (cuz I do), but if you're as sensitive as me, there maybe other options for you. Just take more time in your research!
post #331 of 761

Re: Toner

This may be a fallacy for your skin type. I had always thought that I needed a more gentle toner, but that's not the case. If you're of a sensitive skin type, it's possible you're in need of a facial water to rehydrate your skin, not a toner. Read more from Leslies Baumann's Skin Solutions to learn about your actual skin type.
post #332 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
I use Terressentials Hair Wash. It's 100% organic with NO synthetics. It's a clay hairwash, so it doesn't lather at all. It took about 3 weeks to get all the gunk out of my hair from using shampoos and styling products, but my hair has never been softer. All their products are 100% certified organic. They're awesome!
post #333 of 761
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I use Terressentials Hair Wash. It's 100% organic with NO synthetics. It's a clay hairwash, so it doesn't lather at all. It took about 3 weeks to get all the gunk out of my hair from using shampoos and styling products, but my hair has never been softer. All their products are 100% certified organic. They're awesome!

Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check it out. I am wary of the clay based washes as my hair is SUPER thick and wavy...the times that I've tried it my hair has been gross...but maybe I just need to stick with it for longer? It's worth a try.
post #334 of 761
I tried the honey last night and love it. I was getting ready to purchase some cleanser from Pangea, but I think I'll use the honey for a while and see how it does. I'm really impressed.
post #335 of 761
I love washing my face with honey. I have been doing it for about a month. Most amazing of all, I have not needed to use any astringent at all. And in my own little science experiment I started using the raw honey to wash my dd's arms. She has some serious kp. It is mostly gone. The bumps that are left are much smaller and the area is not as red as it used to be. It is much less noticeable. I am thrilled.
post #336 of 761
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I love washing my face with honey. I have been doing it for about a month. Most amazing of all, I have not needed to use any astringent at all. And in my own little science experiment I started using the raw honey to wash my dd's arms. She has some serious kp. It is mostly gone. The bumps that are left are much smaller and the area is not as red as it used to be. It is much less noticeable. I am thrilled.
I have little bumps on my upper arms, have since puberty I think. I have been dying to try honey on it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it worked, but I can't bring myself to use my nice raw (expensive) honey on my arms! who really notices but me, ya know?
post #337 of 761
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Originally Posted by 3_opihi View Post
sure there is. organic honey is actually held to pretty stringent standards and it's really hard to find!
I had to get mine at my local health food store. I bought the raw, organic honey. It's very hard. It says to sit the jar in warm water until it becomes spreadable. What does everyone else do?
post #338 of 761
I think I asked this before - but what type of honey are you all using? I have been using the Amber liquid raw honey. Today I was at Wholefoods completely dumbfounded by the selection of raw honey. There was the liquid stuff raw and organic. Then there was the cream colored honey raw and organic. The cream looking stuff seemed like it might be a solid or semi - solid. So does anyone know which might be best or have had better results with one over another? My skin is really soft now, but healing slowly from some horrid break outs from NOV. Any recommendations?

Thanks
post #339 of 761
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Originally Posted by LJ's Momma View Post
My DH has really dry scalp... it is flaky and the flakes are thick... he seems to scratch his head all day long. He washes his hair every morning seeking relief, to no avail... Any suggestions? Will ACV work? Should he shampoo, ACV, then condition?

Please help...:
Have him try Burts Bees shampoo. The grapefruit one is the most natural. It doesn't have all the nasties that flair up scalp problems.
post #340 of 761
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Originally Posted by Mom2fiya View Post
I think I asked this before - but what type of honey are you all using? I have been using the Amber liquid raw honey. Today I was at Wholefoods completely dumbfounded by the selection of raw honey. There was the liquid stuff raw and organic. Then there was the cream colored honey raw and organic. The cream looking stuff seemed like it might be a solid or semi - solid. So does anyone know which might be best or have had better results with one over another? My skin is really soft now, but healing slowly from some horrid break outs from NOV. Any recommendations?

Thanks
I use organic, raw honey. For me, I wouldn't use any that isn't organic. I've been using it for about a week now and I really like it. I've been using organic jojoba oil as a moisturizer. My skin glows and it really soft. I had a couple of very small zits on my forehead and they were gone within 2 days. The honey is awesome.
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