I didn't realize how much this helped my skin until I ran out of it and stopped using it for a few weeks. Just kept forgetting to pick it up.
I remove makeup first, usually just swipe it off with olive oil. Then wash with honey and warm water, massaging into skin a few minutes. I also leave on as a mask at least once a week.
It really helps keep my pores cleaned out and keeps skin balanced somehow. When I get a big zit, I put on a little dab and go to bed. Sometimes I put a light coat on my nose too before bed. The pimple and pores are greatly reduced and healing without the usual dry out from acne products. Yes, there is that fear of getting honey on my pillow case, but those can be changed.
I don't understand the properties of how this helps my skin, it just does. The honey I buy is just pure honey at any grocery store for a few dollars. I can see this either works for people or it doesn't. Glad it works for me and is worth a try.
My skin generally doesn't develop any reactions to most things, so after trying honey on my face as a mask, I was shocked. While I had the mask on, my face became red and irritated, and felt itchy so I rinsed it off right away. Is this supposed to happen? Can anyone please please tell me? I don't think I'm allergic to it because I put some honey in my regular facial cleanser and there is no reaction at all.. it's just when I leave honey on for more than 5 minutes. I'm very sad that this didn't work for me! :(
IDK I'm pretty iffy about using valuable honey on my face when I'm satisfied w/the skincare products I use already. I know honey has a lot of healthful benefits & is wonderful used internally (especially for a sore throat!). But I love coconut oil internally & also recognize its wonderful topical capabilities (though internal is even better), so I may ultimately try a honey facial wash when the dead cold of drying winter chill begins to make me desperate for moisture. I have no real issues w/my skin that honey is useful for right now, so I'm thinking that trying to fix what ain't broke will only invite trouble (I've lived & learned).
I'm curious about what honey is supposed to do for hair & will research it...I've finally grown out all my natural hair (no more damaging highlights or drying chemical color!) to the point that I don't even need any conditioner after using a gentle shampoo, but if honey moisturizes my hair to encourage a bouncy curl, then I'll def go for that! My hair's curl potential is very stubborn & I have to depend on sea salt products to encourage it - sometimes these are drying (homemade epsom salt recipe), so I limit their use.
I just hate the idea of wasting precious honey on beauty routines when it's so good to eat...& I'm still reeling from recent history when the news media was freaking out about the mysterious disappearance of honey bees all over the country, causing honey prices to soar through the roof & become a rare commodity. I remember seeing bare spaces on the supermarket shelves where honey was sold & ultimately the section shrunk down to a tiny supply of SMALL jars previously costing $3-$4 now costing $10-$12 (that's psycho to me). What a mess that was & I haven't had any honey since that whole fiasco. Happy to see there's recovery in progress. But reading all these reviews on honey treatments left me hungry for a taste of some!....& my cupboard is bare. Onto my shopping list it goes (healthfood store).
Though I'm not using it cosmetically, high rating from me anyway b/c I know it's a wonderful natural product. Has great moisture-attracting capabilities & gentle healing antibacterial/anti-inflammatory properties. Would make a great lip conditioner if I could avoid licking it off! On the plus side, makes for a sweet kiss if you dab a tiny bit on before a smooch - surprise someone in an unexpectedly sweet way. And is a great lipgloss in a pinch. Yeah I gotta get me some honey.
This by far is the best beauty product any woman could own!!!! Yes its great for tea,pancakes,cereal etc,but for the skin and the h air it's indeed a miracle worker for optimum results for glowing problematic free skin with no redness and acne apply the following honey,egg white,cinnamon,plain yogurt,and oatmeal mix it all in a bowel once mixed well apply on a dry cleansed face leave it on for a good 30 to 40 minutes and wash off with a warm damp face cloth making sure no residue is left on the skin the results are indeed superb and is suitable for all skin types I have very dry problematic skin I suffer with dry flaky red rashes that I always get around my nose and t zone area the honey and this mask alone have totally cleared it up,which is more than I can say for the most expensive brands out there!!! Honey is also an excellent conditioner for hair and works well diluted in a good shampoo I use gliss only a drop in my shampoo shake well it leaves my hair soft silky and luminous and doesint weigh the hair down like usual conditioners do!honey is the best beautifier out there!!!!!!!!!!!
Yet another HG I discovered through MUA (others being Becca concealer, Bragg's apple cider vinegar, DiorShow mascara, and tea tree oil). Read my Bragg's review for the nightmare I went through with my skin before I overhauled my regimen with mostly natural ingredients and waved salicylic acid goodbye...nowadays, I just use plain honey as my cleanser. I also add big handfuls of it to my conditioner for perfect ringlets.
I read so many great reviews on this being an excellent spot treatment for whiteheads. So I decided to try it out. But there was seriously no difference in the time span of two nights. I so badly wanted this to work for me, but it just didn't. But you never know if it will work for you, so you could try it and see what it does.
But it sure does taste yummy!
ive been using honey as a cleanser for a couple months now, and i really like it!
in terms of its affects on my skin, i didnt see any difference between raw honey that was organically pure, and honey that wasnt. i now buy the honey that isnt organic because... its cheaper haha ($3-$4).
honey naturally has a disinfecting agent in it which helps with cleansing. yet its very mild and doesnt strip my skin of its natural oils. if anything it actually helps moisturize my skin while cleansing it.
i cant say that it helps with my acne though. it hasnt caused any breakouts, but it doesnt help with existing pimples. but thats fine with me since i have witch hazel for toning and sulfur for spot treatment.
dont expect honey to remove your makeup. as i said before, its very mild. you need to remove your makeup yourself (i recommend olive oil!). other than that, it takes out all the dirt and grime.
the first time i cleansed with honey, i didnt feel dry like i did with commercial cleansers. initially, i was a bit confused because i was so used to getting that tight feeling in my cheeks after washing my face. i actually thought that there was some oil left over that the honey hadnt picked up. and that was exactly it - the honey cleaned my skin, not rob it bare.
so for application, i squeeze out a little less than a quarter-size onto my palm. then i gently rub it onto my face like i would with any cleanser. i take my time massaging the honey in with my fingertips. to make the viscosity of the honey easier to work with, i occasionally dampen my fingers. then i just wash it off.
i also took the advice of a previous review on here, and sprinkled some cinnamon in my honey (1/4 TSP of cinnamon and 1/2 TBS of honey). i ended up with a very fine and gentle face scrub! it left my skin smooth but didnt scratch at my face. now i add cinnamon in my honey 2 or 3 nights a week. so thanks to whoever that reviewer was!!!
overall, this stuff is a very gentle, reliable, and inexpensive cleanser.
I have a huge jar of raw honey purchased from the local farmer's market. One day it struck me to try honey mask again. A little back story: years ago I use regular honey (the kind sold at stores and bulk stores) as a face mask and it broke me out something vicious. I mean I had so many milia and a rash that my mom who saw my face told me to stop using it. So I did.
Fast forward to last Saturday. I applied some honey on my face after washing my face with my usual cleanser. I smeared it on and the first thing I noticed is that my face is not itching. So I guess commercial honey that comes from a variety of source (Look at the honey in the stores. Many of them are not originated in the US. Some come from Argentina, Brazil, China, Indonesia, etc) does not agree with my skin. Also the raw honey I purchased comes from farms not too far from my home. I live on the south side of Chicago, not too far from the Indiana border and the honey is from somewhere outside of Whiting. So the pollen is from my area so to speak.
I left it on for about ten to twenty minutes and my face looked brighter and I used witch hazel as a toner and applied my acne treatment that used salicylic acid and my Clinique Clinical Even Better serum. The next evening, I kicked it up a notch and added turmeric powder to the honey and used my e.l.f. foundation brush (that cost a dollar) and applied as normal. I rinsed it off after about ten to twenty minutes and applied my usual treatment. The turmeric powder did brighten up my face a lot. It did stain my skin but I have a dark complexion so it wasn't obvious at all. I had one cystic acne (well it is three melded into one) that has shrunk considerably.
Last night I did the honey mask again but this time I added a pinch of cinnamon. Why I added cinnamon, I read that it helped with acne. That was a bad idea. I felt a slight burning sensation and a bit of tingling. Thankfully I didn't break out in a slew of acne but it brought out three pustule acne to a head. Now it confirms that my skin does not like cinnamon or its cousins like cassia.
I highly recommend that people who suffer from acne to give the honey mask a try. But I would advise that you should purchase local honey at least. You are supporting local small farmers and you could reduce the chance of irritation since you are already exposed to the pollen, enzymes, etc. This honey is helping to heal acne scars and shrinking the already existent acne on my face. I will repurchase and continue
I wish id know about honey when i was ą teen as im sūre id have perfect skin now. Excellent on spots i just dab some on b4 bed and in the morning its either gone or significantly reduced, iv spent soooooo much money on skin products over the years and this is the best of all of them, i use manuka honey( 15 ) and it cost me 10pound in tescos and will probably last me years
I'm fairly sure I need to use raw honey to get better effects but I have regular honey and I like it.
I recently used it to lighten my hair and it gave a very noticeable effect.
for reference, I used extra virgin olive oil and honey. Heated it up, mixed it thoroughly and slathered it completely all over my hair. My hair is a natural "dirty" blonde with red and golden highlights along with some brownish lowlights...yep, it's all natural.
I left it on for about a half hour at most and washed it off...a lot. I should have used conditioner but I love the effect olive oil has on my hair.
The honey didn't leave my hair waxy or clumpy. It also didn't dread it or leave it sticky. It really helped in making my hair soft.
My shade lightened a little more than a 1/2 shade. It's left looking more golden.
I'm going to use again and again and again. Though I'm going to pair it with my conditioner next time due to olive oil breaking my skin out badly.
I've also used it on my skin with a yogurt mask and didn't notice much difference. I'll try raw honey to see if it does anything.