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post #81 of 761
I just got a massage yesterday by my esthetician friend. She says my face is really dry and wants to do microdermabrasion. She does my massage every 2 weeks, and it's the first she's commented. The only change I've made is honey (and bs). I think I need to cut back on my LOVELY bs/honey scrub for now, since it's getting dry around here. I'll do it once a week, and see how it goes. Today, I washed w/ my Juice Beauty wash, and followed up w/ honey and JB mist/toner and JB oil free moisturizer. I've been breaking out BAD the last 1-2 weeks, and I can't blame the honey (or bs). I have to blame the DIET. Trick or TREATTTTTT.............all over my face! Gotta shake the sweet tooth, and keep the sweet on the skin!
post #82 of 761
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Originally Posted by solidcitizqueen View Post
She says my face is really dry and wants to do microdermabrasion. She does my massage every 2 weeks, and it's the first she's commented. The only change I've made is honey (and bs).
Sounds like it's probably the BS, not the honey? BS is normally drying...
post #83 of 761
I started using honey 2-3 days ago and my face is drier than normal. I was using Dr. Hauskcha cleansing milk before and no night cream. With the honey (which I love), my checks are dry (peeling a little). So I washed my nose with honey last night and my regular cleansing milk the rest of my face.
post #84 of 761
OK I used THE GOOGLE ON THE INTERNETS (sorry had to) for the aspirin mask, it suggested 3-4 aspirin dissolved in 1tbs warm water, so I'm going to put honey in it to, any suggestions on how much honey? TIA
post #85 of 761
I've been using honey, then BS and honey for about 2 weeks now. I definitely see a difference in my face! My acne is drying up! I am using the BS/honey combo just in the morning and at night. I also use BS/honey to take off my make-up whenever I do that. Otherwise I use honey so I don't dry out too badly. I am noticing my face feels a touch dry so I am using a tiny amount of moisterizer when needed.

Of course, I also started changing my pillowcase every night so that is helping a lot too.
post #86 of 761
Hmm I will have to do that with DH pillow case as well thanks never though of that. I do wash the sheets often but he has such oily skin after a day it smells un fresh, KWIM? So any suggestion on my post above your post?
post #87 of 761
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Originally Posted by ilovemy2ds View Post
So any suggestion on my post above your post?
I have not used aspirin yet because I am pregnant but I guess baking soda is a good substitute. I squeeze enough honey in my hand to cover my palm but not drip out. Then I shake on the BS. Just rub together to get the two to mix and apply to a dry face. I found applying to a wet face just made the honey runny and probably diluted it. The whole thing is a little messy but everything rinses very clean.

That's all I do!
post #88 of 761
Thread Starter 
I'm glad it's woprking for so many people! Awesome.

About the baking soda - I have tried it as an exfoliator mixed with the honey, and whoa, that is fantastic! Exfoliation can and will dry out your skin, so if you do the bs+honey route, use a moisturizer afterward. Also, it's not really recommended to exfoliate the skin on your face more than every 72 hours (3 days), so just something to think about there.

If you want to use the baking soda to clean makeup, I would just dilute it in water and use it as a rinse, then do a quick honey mask and see how the skin feels. If it needs moisture, I would only use shea. Shea is great for the skin and helps with acne.

About the microdermabrasion - if It were me, I would probably pass. It feels lovely, but it's not the answer for dry skin (and can in fact make your skin even more dry, since you are abrasing off the top layers) Micro is recommended for pitting and scarring for acne, aged skin, hyperpigmentation and evening out skin tone, but isn't the best treatment for dryness. The way it works, is to rough off the top layers of skin, and create a thin layer of scar tissue, which gives the skin a smoother, more even tone. I would first try a light exfloliator and then a good moisturizing mask.
post #89 of 761
So, does the honey just rinse off? Doesn't it make your face all sticky?
post #90 of 761
Thread Starter 
yep, it rinses right off. Your face will feel smooth and clean. It's the weirdest thing-- Go try it!
post #91 of 761
I am so trying this. I have had horrible acne my whole life, so I am excited to try it! I am currently using a neutragena face wash, and have been for years, but I don't know why. It doesn't really seem to work and it dries out my face, so I'm giving it up!

So is just the honey enough? Or should I use somethign else, too?
post #92 of 761
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Originally Posted by 3_opihi View Post
If it needs moisture, I would only use shea. Shea is great for the skin and helps with acne.
I've been using **barely** any jojoba on a little rag. Would it be better to use shea? How do I make it thin enough to spread around? I use it on my hands 'cause it's great stuff but I can't seem to picture the mechanics of using it on my face.... any suggestions? tia!
post #93 of 761
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Originally Posted by ani'smommy View Post
So is just the honey enough? Or should I use somethign else, too?
Honey is enough honey by itself is anti-microbial so good for acne.

If you want to make it even more effective against acne you can add all kinds of things... aspirin, bs apparently (or is that just for exfoliation?), you could add neem oil or essential oils or witchazel or... is there anything else?
post #94 of 761
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Originally Posted by MonP'titBoudain View Post
I've been using **barely** any jojoba on a little rag. Would it be better to use shea? How do I make it thin enough to spread around? I use it on my hands 'cause it's great stuff but I can't seem to picture the mechanics of using it on my face.... any suggestions? tia!
Jojoba is fine too, although I'm not sure if it has as much of the antibiotic properties. For the shea, I literally use like a pinhead amount. A little goes a looooooong way. If my face feels greasy after I apply it, I wipe off the extra with a dry washcloth. HTHs!
post #95 of 761
Thanks, Ophi. My friend would do the micro for free, since we trade services, but I'll kindly pass (I didn't WANT to do it, she wants to and loves doing skin stuff). I love my natural home stuff. I was just thinking that the weather here has changed significantly in the last week, and w/ allergies amuck, my skin could also be reacting to what's in the air, in addition to my latest destructive SUGAR diet (and I'm not even PMSing). Anyway, I'll use the black soap I got from Africa (usually heals my zits right up), continue to use the honey, cut back the BS w/ it to Sundays and Wednesdays, and go back to shea for awhile. I used shea today, and my skin thanked me. I think between the weather, allergy, and diet thing, I've jacked my skin up pretty good, and overkilled it w/ my newfound love of bs/honey. I'll be better to myself this week!
post #96 of 761
Well, I just dumped out my usual cleanser and filled up the bottle with honey. I washed my face with honey with a little bs and it feels great! I can't believe how cleanly it rinsed off and how non-greasy and clean my face feels!

I loved the little scrub of bs -- felt great!
post #97 of 761
I'm so excited about htis thread. I can't wait to try it all. I guess I should probably just try one thing at a time so I know what works best. I am starting to see the damage that the last 4 days of eating Halloween candy has done to my skin. So off to try the honey wash.
post #98 of 761

I'm lovin' the honey!

I've been using honey on my face for about two weeks now. I use it every morning and sometimes at night if I go through my whole bedtime routine (I've been a little lax about that lately). At first my skin was feeling a little dry so I just used some Olay eye-area moisturizer on the rest of my face. : (I want to try the shea, but I don't know where to find it. Suggestions anyone?) So the slight dryness went on a couple days. (I loved the way my skin looked/felt otherwise btw!!!!) Then I seemed to go through a few days of extra oiliness. I tend to have oily skin anyway, so this was not a huge shock. But in the last couple days I have really noticed a wonderful improvement, like my skin is finally balancing out (which is pretty much a first in my lifetime) and that my persistent (we're talking years here) chin acne is actually clearing up. I am just so : : !!!!

I'm so happy I stuck with it. honey!
post #99 of 761
Yeah, I second the where can I get shea butter and are there different kinds or brands that are better?
post #100 of 761
I bought unrefined shea from a gal named Senita off Ebay. Her store is called SenegalStyle, and I ordered 1/2 pound of shea and 1/2 pound of black soap from her, and it came from Senegal (cool postage stamps, by the way). Total cost was $20, and a little goes a LONG way. I've bought shea from numerous places, but I really like hers best so far.
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