I tried honey multiple times, before finally reaching a successful result. First and foremost, make sure you get organic honey; specifically the raw is amazing. I tried with regular and did not notice any difference. For the past month, I have been using raw honey as an exfoliation, and it is fantastic. It is wonderful for smoothing out your skin, as well as killing bacteria and treating blemishes. It's been used as a moisturizer for centuries, so it will not dry out your skin as well. After spending a fortune on exfoliations that ended up breaking me out, I am very glad to have finally found one so cheap and effective. Only downside is its drippy application, it's dripping on me now as I type, but this is easily cured by applying it and then laying down and wrapping a towel around your neck.
I have thick, long, really dry, really damaged, frizzy hair... Honey works wonders to calm it. I use it as a leave in as I shave my legs when I wash my hair every 3-4 days. My mom would kill me for saying this, but it works better than $17 Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Salvation treatment. I started using half honey, half regular conditioner. I've tried a mixture of honey, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar and really liked it. Just the other day I used honey, olive oil, and an egg yolk, but it made my hair sticky so I had to wash it out using a regular conditioner.. it still worked though.
I also just started using it to rinse my legs after I shave them. I just did it on a whim and it worked like a charm. It calmed the irritation I usually get, and it's made my hair a lot softer and finer as it grows back.
Honey is AWESOME. One day my face was freaking and I was desperate. I could feel a giant zit coming up under the skin and I always end up picking at those and getting giant scabs. I put honey all over my face and sat for about 30 minutes. The next day, the zit was GONE. It never came to a head, it just shrank back and away leaving only a tiny red spot in its wake. In 2 days, I couldn't feel it anymore. I thought maybe it was a fluke so the next lurking painful zit I felt, I put on honey as well. Again, it totally VANISHED before ever coming up to a head or even a bump! The day after I use a honey mask I don't get any zits. I haven't been using it long enough to speak for fading my acne scars, but it's AWESOME for killing acne!
can't believe it's this easy. i've been doing an asprin and honey mask about every other day for three weeks now and it's absolutely amazing. my skin was looking like CRAP from the RoC day lotion and night cream, very congested, and using this mask cleared it up amazingly. i've just gone off BC pills and am expecting my skin to hate me for it, but i'm confident that this mask will help keep things pretty calm. for reference, i take 4 asprin, disolve them in the tiniest amount of water (maybe 3 drops, so it stays pretty thick), then add a huge dollop of honey, mix them up and put it all over for about 20 minutes, 30 if i've got the time. i scrub it around then wash it off and have super soft, glowing, clear skin with hugely reduced redness. i have not had one negative reaction to this. i wish i had known about this during my early teen years :(
edit: I used a honey and asprin mask the other night, followed by thayers rose petal toner, and my skin was SOOO soft i didn't even need to follow it with lotion (and i'm one of those people who freaks out looking for my moisturizer after my shower or I wash my face) so I waited a little while to let my skin breathe for once... and my boyfriend actually commented on how soft and smooth my cheeks were and how pretty and glowy i looked! this stuff is amazing!!!!!!!!!
Tried honey as a mask after reading about it here. It is worth it!!!!! I use regular grocery store honey from the squeeze bottle. After cleansing my face and with it still slightly wet/damp, I take about a teaspoon's worth of honey (slightly more than quarter sized), and spread it over my face. If I put it on a dry face, it pulls the skin when I spread it, but if my face is too wet it gets drippy. I leave it on for 10-30 minutes (even 5 minutes gets results) and rinse off with warm water. I don't know how it works, but as long as it works, I don't care. It leaves my skin so so sooo soft and smooth and pretty. It does help with the redness of any blemishes, but I haven't noticed it get rid of or prevent them. I does make it less red.
I have used a plain honey mask as well as mixed some honey with some plain yogurt and used that as a mask. Both the plain honey and the yogurt honey mix are wonderful and give results.
wow. that's all i can say.
this is something crazy....
i tried a mix of organic raw honey, asprin, and organic extra virgin olive oil, left it on for about 30 minutes and immediately i noticed softer skin that was glowing. i had a break out that was bothering me and it has practically completely gone away...redness is GONE, and size has gone down about 90%. pore size is diminished. i've never seen anything like it.
will definitely continue to use honey as part of a mask or as a daily cleanser.
I can't even begin to describe how much I love honey as a mask. I was scared to try it because I've been having so much trouble with my skin lately. I mixed it with sugar and left it on for about five minutes, and then scrubbed it off in the shower. Afterwards I applied moisturizer, and it felt like rubbing it on glass. I could not even believe how smooth my face was. And the moisturizer absorbed much quicker. It made my face so much lighter and brighter, and it lessened the red acne spots I have from the breakout from hell on my cheek. And even better, it looked like it started to unclog the pores on my nose, which I have spent so much on with no success.
Pros: CHEAP, works well
Cons: sticky, drips
Long story short, totally worth a try.
never even thought about using honey on my face until i read it on here, i went home that night all hopeful to try it and im glad to say it was great. i have only used it 3 times so far (but that is in one week!!) and i cant say if it has cleared up my existing blemished ( i have only got a couple touch wood) but it did seem to clear my spot scars on my face and make my skin look alot fresher and newer. im a total convert, i love using honey! i just use it as a plain simple face mask, dab it on my face, leave for 10-15 mins and then remove using an antibacterial face wipe. if it wasnt for my couple of existing spots i would have gone out with no make up today, and i wish i could coz my skin feels and looks fantastic, soo glowey and fresh!!!
I LOVE honey masks! I read about this while researching different masks to use. I had used EVOO alone and with caster oil and wasn't quite satisfied with the results. I did get a little more glowy with EVOO, but it wasn't the best. Then I tried a honey mask and noticed that my skin turned whiter and more even (I have red "circles" over my cheeks, that I always have to cover with foundation).
Today I tried honey, EVOO, a few drops caster oil, and some sugar. I first mixed the honey, EVOO, and caster oil together in a bowl and applied to washed and slightly moist and steamed face and rubbed it in for a good few minutes. Then I steamed my face again, paying attention to my nose where I get blackheads, and added sugar to the leftovers in the bowl. I took the sugar mix and applied it to my face, scrubbing gently. Then I went and watched the rest of my movie and steamed my face again and wiped it off with a hot washcloth. I wiped off all the sugar, but not all of the oil, and in about ten minutes, the olive oil had soaked into my skin, making it feel extra extra soft. As an added bonus, my skin was almost white!! It was amazing! I think if I keep this up, I will no longer need to wear foundation! Even the SO noticed! Not only does honey get rid of unwanted redness on skin, but I find that it also makes my lips even redder. How about that? I look like an old Hollywood actress (albeit Asian) even without makeup.
Edit: One thing you have to remember is to wait a few minutes before seeing the results. My redness still showed up as I was washing my face and for a few minutes after, but in about 10 minutes it evened out. Caster oil is also not necessary, but I add it because I have it
I started putting honey on my face as a mask a while ago - without reading about it here. I decided that if it was such a common ingredient in lots of moisturisers (Clarins comes to mind) it had to be worth trying.
The results are really good. I apply Manuka honey to my face as a mask - being careful to apply it directly under my eye, and on my eyelid! I leave it on for as long as I can - usually at least 30 mins. When I rinse it off, my skin is smooth and hydrated. You will really see the results. When something this cheap that you can buy off the supermarket shelf works this well, use it every second day!! If you got the same results from a high end product - at this price - would you let it sit unused on the shelf?