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post #562 of 761
I was soooo excited to try this!!

I have been using a Shu Umura cleansing oil for the last year(40 bucks a bottle!) but over the last few months I've been breaking out terribly. I also have very dry skin and it flakes off.

I bought raw honey in a squeeze bottle from the local hfs on saturday and four days later I can already see a change in my skin! I haven't gotten one new pimple and my face isn't flaking AT ALL! All over it is much softer and smoother in color and texture. I'm hoping it keeps working. I LOVE IT!

I plan to buy unrefined shea butter next...

So nice to have an all natural facewash
post #563 of 761
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I'm coming up on 2 months of this new regime....I'm still quite happy. I wash with honey alone first thing in the morning, then shower a few hours later with honey and bicarb, then another wash before bed with honey and BS. This might be overkill on the BS but it seems to be keeping my skin at a perfect moisture level. Break-outs are ok, not miraculously cured but definitely better. I'll try the ground asprin trick too.

I so love the fact that I walk down the aisles in the market full of the crap they try to convince you will help....and I'm free of it! Yeah!
post #565 of 761
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I'll try the ground asprin trick too.
You don't actually have to grind it, if you get the uncoated kind it dissolves in water or witchazel or whatever... that's what it does in your tummy too!

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I so love the fact that I walk down the aisles in the market full of the crap they try to convince you will help....and I'm free of it! Yeah!
I know, it's such a great feeling!
post #566 of 761
Wow! I can't believe how long this thread is!

I thought I would just share my results. I have been using honey as the main ingrediant for my skincare since Nov 06, for some reason I hit 30 and my skin went wacko on me. Anyway it took a while for my skin to adjust to the honey; I think about 4-6 wks before I started noticing continued results. Right off the bat I got soft skin and the tightness went away. After about a week the oily and dry spots balanced out. Once the acne break out cleared up the honey seemed to keep the zits at bay. I was also using various oils to moisterize...again it took a long time and different oils for me to find the right one. I went through jojoba, vco, olive, shea butter and finally rose hip. The later is the one that works best for me. I still use shea at night when I have dry patches that need extra attention or right before AF since that is when I am most prone to break outs.

Now I use a mix of Honey and oat flour in the am. In the p.m. I use olive oil to remove all my make up, then use just plain o'l honey to wash. I tone with green tea/avc (Thank you Leta) finish with rosehip oil and a couple drops of lavender oil.

Oh one last thing - I use pure raw honey in liquid form, I keep the bottle in the shower.
post #567 of 761
Alright, I'm trying this tonight. I mysteriously broke out bad 2 months ago and out of desperation I bought the ProActive products. Well, it's been nearly 7 weeks, and I'm still breaking out and my skin looks so dry and awful. It's along my jaw line and it has me completely baffled...

Should I try the asprin, too? Or just one thing at a time? My skin is sensitive and I don't want to mess it up anymore... :

I really hope this works!
post #568 of 761
Hello everyone! I was referred to this thread from another board because of my desperation with my skin. I am really excited to start washing with honey and seeing some results from a not only cheap and delicious, but NATURAL wash. I'm also intrigued by the idea of using Bare Minerals make-up, so I can I ask where everyone gets theirs? Do you get it on the Bare Minerals main site or do you order from another site????
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I'm also intrigued by the idea of using Bare Minerals make-up, so I can I ask where everyone gets theirs? Do you get it on the Bare Minerals main site or do you order from another site????
I got my mineral makeup from a Sheer Miracle co-op here on MDC.
post #570 of 761
am I the only one who eats the honey while washing my face with it? scrub scrub -hmm, just a little snack- scrub scrub

I am worse than winnie the pooh
post #571 of 761
lol Winnie the Pooh......


I use Herbs of Grace mineral makeup from www.herbsofgrace.com Unlike some brands, it truly is 100% natural mineral. No dyes, no carmine (from crushed beetles), no cornstarch, no rice powder, no synthetic ingredients whatsoever. They have a great selection of colors, but I actually got some of the "bulk unblended pigments" so I can mix my own eyeshadow/blush/lipcolors from scratch. Oh, the fun I have with that
post #572 of 761
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am I the only one who eats the honey while washing my face with it? scrub scrub -hmm, just a little snack- scrub scrub

I am worse than winnie the pooh
Every time I wash with honey I crave a bran muffin. I remember as a kid loving warm raisin bran muffins with honey. Take a bite and slather honey on the hole, take another bite and add more honey.... Mmmmmm.
post #573 of 761
I have been using the honey method for about 8 months, and I really, really love it. My skin is soft, seems moisture balanced, really pretty looking... EXCEPT it hasn't curbed the breakouts. I tried switching to raw honey, and used bergamot oil (heard it was good for breakouts) but not much, if any, difference.

I finally gave in and am using the Proactiv regimen at night. In the morning, I still use honey. It's the best balance I can do, because honestly, my skin has been totally clear AND soft on this system. I hated to use something laden with chemical, but I didn't know what else to do, my skin was terrible.
post #574 of 761
mama2jackie, your breakouts probably come from an overburdened liver, whether it's overburdened by a hormone problem or a digestion problem. Esp if the acne is mostly around the jaw and cheekbone area, and esp if it is includes cysts. You'd need to treat that internally.

Bergamot oil? Do you mean bergamot essential oil? Unless it is bergaptine free, I would advise you to stop using it on skin that is exposed to the sun immediately. It can cause extreme photosensitivity resulting in serious burns.
post #575 of 761
Sphinxie, thank you! I'm going to look up some information on that, do you have a place to point me? I've really always thought it was internal, because NOTHING I've ever done has stopped it.

I got the bergamot oil on a suggestion from someone here, and it does say that increases sun sensitivity, but I use at least spf 30 every day, so I wasn't concerned with that. Is that okay, do you think?
post #576 of 761
So this is good for more mature, drier skin as well, right? One of my friends thinks she is wrinkly (she isn't) but she does have dry skin and is convinced that honey will be too drying. It's good for all skin types, right?

Also, my blackheads have come back a little. I'm probably not drinking enough water which I do think makes a difference, but any other suggestions with the honey for this? I thought jojoba helped me the most, but I'm still using that. I use honey, bs, jojoba/rosehip.
post #577 of 761
I consider myself to have dry skin (my whole life) and am 36 (you can figure out if that is mature skin, I can't) and I love my honey!! Summer and winter I use it straight from the bottle in the shower. Your friend should try it and see what she thinks after a bit of time has passed.
post #578 of 761
Friend and I are both 35, just didn't want to say wrinkly. I dont' think of myself as "aging" but I do feel like my skin is different than it was 10 years ago, and I think I've gotten a little drier. I love the honey though.
post #579 of 761
i can't wait to try the honey!

the only thing...i wear mascara...any suggestions on a remover before the honey?
post #580 of 761
I posted a few earlier about it not being enough to curb my acne, and that is still true, but I did go back to the honey eventually. Now my question is not honey related, though, I've had quite a few blackheads all over my nose and forehead. It just doesn't seem all the way clean, what can I add or change? I usually use the bs and honey every other day, and honey every day.
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