Thursday, March 15, 2012

Give Me Honey





A year ago, Amber Strocel wrote a guest post here at the Booth about washing her face with honey.  She referenced her sensitive skin as well as her concern for chemicals as the reason for choosing honey.  I was intrigued. 

My dermatologist calls my skin "exquisitely sensitive."  I call it haggard and blotchy.  I've never found a face wash that hasn't left my skin drier, tighter and even painful.  I also have rosacea and have not received much relief from over-the-counter or prescription treatments. 

So, after a year of hemming and hawing about washing my face with honey, I attended a beginner beekeeping class.  The beekeeper lauded the benefits of using honey at home.  His adolescent daughter used it as acne treatment.  His wife worked at a hospital where honey was employed to treat cuts instead of polysporin.  I headed home with three jars of his honey and a determination to stick at least one of them in the bathroom.


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6 comments:

Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

I don't use honey directly on my skin but have it in some of my handmade soaps. My gut instinct for using it directly would be to mix it with some other less sticky ingredients like avocado, yoghurt or oatmeal and then using it as a mask.

You'll have to let us know if you find a good method :)

Green Bean said...

Amazingly enough, Tanya, I just but some warm water on my face, a scoop of honey and rub, then wash off. It ends up not being sticky with the water. You just need to make sure to wash it all enough. I usually have to do a double wash under the chin and around the nose. ;-)

Betsy (Eco-novice) said...

I like how you did this. I'm going to copy it. Also, you always come up with the best post titles. Perhaps you should be in PR!

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Joanna Aniston said...

Great post. I absolutely adore honey. Whether it is in my tea, cakes or as a facemast. Honey does wonders.

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