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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