ETA: Update At The Bottom
Hello my honeys! We are at the end of the two week honey face wash challenge and it’s time to talk about our results!
For those that are just see things for the first time, you can catch up by reading these posts.
Let’s talk about honey! I have been dutifully using honey on my face twice a day and I only missed one wash with honey during this whole two week challenge. When Crunchy Betty mentioned using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) as toner, I have done that a few times as well.
With the makeup remover version, I found that the baking soda was actually a little bit too harsh of a scrub on my face. I also found that using a straight face cloth to wipe away the honey and to help remove the makeup was also a little rough on my face. Though that method is much preferred over the baking soda. It worked well enough but I may need an alternative method for makeup removal. This will take a bit more research on my part.
In regards to acne, I am pleased to say that no new pimples have popped up since using honey to wash my face. I was curious to see the results of this and I’m super stoked about the outcome. I put it to the test too!
I started this challenge just after having some waxing done on my face and I always breakout around my lip and on my chin afterwards. No matter what, I get small little pimples all over.
With using honey, I got two super super small ones that popped up the day after waxing but with using honey, they were gone the following day. Poof gone!
Also, I had about the worst case of PMS these past few weeks along with a major amount of stress that I was also battling. Normally my chin would have erupted and I would have been even more cranky. But using the honey face wash twice a day, nothing. Not one little blimp showed up.
This makes me extremely happy. Pardon the red splotches on my face, this is actually due to the fact that Scott was cracking me up right before taking the picture. When I truly laugh, my face turns red. Now you know my secret.
My skin is clear and it also has taken on a very lovely kind of “brightness”. It doesn’t look oily, it just looks shiny like it’s brand spanking new.
When I use honey, I take the time to really massage and rub it into my skin. Especially in the “trouble” spots which for me is my nose, chin, and around the lip area. I let it sit on my face for a few minutes and then rinse away. For now, if I have makeup on, I use a washcloth in small circular motions to remove the makeup and honey.
I am still toning and moisturizing my face like normal. I’m researching other face creams and pondering creating my own. For now I’m using a regular face lotion in the AM and then a Lush lotion in the evening. I might start using that in the AM as well. We’ll see how things go.
I really enjoy the ACV as a toner. It’s very refreshing and makes my face feel invigorated so I am going to stick with that. I briefly dampen a cottonball with cool water and then put a bit of ACV on that. This helps dillute the ACV so I’m not putting straight vinegar on my face. Currently I’m using Bragg’s Raw Unfiltered ACV.
Yes it smells like vinegar but it only lasts for a second and once you moisturize that will take over.
Will I continue using honey as my face wash? Yes. I like it, it’s simple to do, and for me it works.
I’m very happy I came across this challenge and now I’m ready to start making other natural body care products. This is something I’m very interested in and can’t wait to have a whole variety of homemade personal care products!
Now let’s talk about you!
Have you been using the honey on your face and if so, how do you feel?
Did you try the makeup remover version, by adding a touch of baking soda and using apple cider vinegar as a toner afterwards?
What are your thoughts on the process?
ETA: Click Here for an update on the honey face wash and why I’ve stopped using it.