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on 12/26/2008 11:21:00 AM
More reviews by anuvasan
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I just now applied honey+yogurt+aspirin mask. Thought i should write this in MUA and i do find lovely reviews for a nice inexpensive beauty treatment.In India where i come from, when i was a teenager, i never got a chance to try OTC acne products and cosmetics mainly because of affordability and a little close mindedness. The things which was a beauty staple in our house was honey, yogurt, besan flour (chickpea flour) and coconut/sesame oil. I can vouch on my mom and sister's skin even at their age now. I think it really helped skin in that hot humid climate where i came from. If i had been religiously using these, I would have got a great skin, but oh well, thats another story for my laziness and not putting faith in inexpensive products..i think am maturing with age :-).Applying honey alone is messy. Combining with yogurt gives a nice exfoliating effect and MORE glow may be the lactic acid in yogurt. I tried adding aspirin to this combo and found it the most effective of all. Cannot stop touching my face! i have learnt that (from Paula Beguon article, i think) that AHA and BHA works well together..so adding aspirin to yogurt was a good thing. I made yogurt+aspirin alone too..adding honey i guess surely has a very brighteing effect and the pores are invisible..more importantly shrinking pores and pimples..and no signs of blackheads..this combination mask is used regularly by me every other day! For first time users, the purging effect can be annoying. Something new to our skin always needs to be seen with caution. If you are allergic to honey, another alternative is to try blackstrap molasses (you can get unsulphured or sulphured ones in organic section of your local grocery). It is full of vitamins.I do find it less messy if i use honey on a damp face rather than dry clean face.I didnt find Blackstrap molasses in the product reviews, just wanted to add a small note. I used it in place of honey as i ran out of it once.. blackstrap molasses smeared on face for 10-15 minutes, gives a wonderful glow! I also use honey or blackstrap molasses in my home made sugar/oil exfoliating scrub.I added this now after getting a mail from a nice reader of MUA...I use regular aspirin...grind to a powder and store it separately in an airtight container just for mask/scrub use. Usually a tsp full is enough for my face alone. PS: Recently found a honey bottle with natural lemon extract..grabbed one. Lemon is a good thing on face with oiliness. I got it in a thriftway store in seattle.Update March 2009: I thought my recent experience need to be shared to all. All honeys are not the same atleast for a cosmetic treatment. When i used the regular store brands esply with lemon extract the results were FABULOUS. I tried Manuka honey umf 15+, i should say i didnt see any result, so waste of money. PLUS...Please DO NOT use local RAW unfiltered honey if you have seasonal allergies. I ran out of my regular honey, used raw honey (which i give to my dogs), man i tell you,the skin was blotched and pinky and itchy...I REGRET.On the other hand, if you have seasonal allergies, taking a tsp of raw hony daily acts like a defense, read in some mag..thought i would take that advice for myself and my little dogs. So far so good in that area.
36 out of 38 people found this review helpful.
on 12/21/2008 1:42:00 AM
More reviews by PCarrie84
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
I use this as an add on for about every single mask I use, to supplement moisture and enzymatic action, honey is a natural form of sugar and glucose, so it exfoliates gently . Also its great to use alone, but make sure you get a good base , like a thick cream cleanser( cold cream, Nivea cream cleanser) so it can stay on the face, otherwise its runny. When I rinse off, skin glows and looks and feels healthy. You can pratically go to the drugstore on a late night run to pick it up. For something that works so great, it sure is convienant.
on 12/14/2008 11:11:00 PM
More reviews by rainbow649
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I read about using honey on here and thought I would try it. I really love how it makes my face feel. I use it about once a week when I'm taking a nice long relaxing bath. I smear it all over my face after I've washed it with a microfiber cloth. I usually let it sit about 5-7 minutes. I find that if I let it sit much longer it starts to itch and burn. I rinse it off and my face feels hydrated and smooth. I also smooth it on my lips and it exfoliates really gently(and it's tasty!) and gets rid of all the flakes without any scrubbing.
on 12/12/2008 6:20:00 AM
More reviews by danai
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
A while ago I came across an interview of a successful Greek model in a fav mag of mine. When asked to reveal one of her beauty secrets, she said she mixes honey with sugar and uses the mixture as a facial scrub.I was quite intrigued and had to try it myself, since it's extremely easy to make plus I keep a jar of honey in my kitchen at all times. Well the result was a positive shock: the scrub left my skin incredibly smooth and glowy. When I put on moisturizer afterwards, it literally felt as if I was spreading the cream on a glass surface. I was absolutely wowed. Needless to say that simple scrub has become part of my skincare routine ever since.But my rave about honey certainly doesn't stop there. I enjoy both the smell and the taste of it. I use it instead of sugar in my tea and as a spread on bread or toast. It also helps soothe a sore throat, plus it is said to be super healthy and beneficial. In addition to that, I am instantly drawn to any product that is supposed to contain honey as an ingredient or smell like honey; I've bought billions of bath products, creams, soaps and lotions because of that.All in all I love everything about honey; honey as food, honey as a skin treatment, honey as a product ingredient and so on. In my opinion, honey is one of the best things nature has to offer. Try it (but make sure you're not allergic first).
9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
on 12/10/2008 2:46:00 PM
More reviews by underthegazeofconsumerism
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I think I could see how honey can potentially be helpful with all the natural ingredients. However, I found out that I have allergies to large quantities of honey and my skin became very red, itchy and swollen. Will stay away from this "home remedy" as I am so scared to have to wait seven hours before I can go out again. Unfortunately, I gave this a horrible overall rating due to my experience, but I do want to emphasize that this only meant to be a cautionary tale for those of you who have food allergies!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/9/2008 9:54:00 AM
More reviews by Peaches27
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Honey is indeed a great product. I use it for many things but just started using it in my yogurt masks and am amazed at the results. I'm not sure if it's the honey or yogurt that is making my skin looks so much nicer but I will keep using both. It does bring pimples out quickly and gets rid of them and it gives a nice smooth tone to my skin. I have used it every night for the past 4 nights and will probably start using every other night so as to not over do things, but so far so good (hopefully I'm not jinxing myself). I thought of using just honey to dab on hard to get rid of pimples to see if that will help. I have a few stubborn ones that I am trying hard to get rid of so I think I will try it tonight instead of BP.
on 12/3/2008 10:06:00 PM
More reviews by Kimmy3Girl
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I am trying to use more natural products because even though I have known for a long time that the skin is our biggest organ, it never really sank in that everything I use - not only the makeup(which I always knew had chemicals in it) but also the cleansers and moisturisers. You can feel them really getting into your skin and when I looked at the ingredients list I realised I had absolutely no idea what it was using! So Honey.... I read the reviews (which I always do now before buying/trying new products) and was kinda disappointed after my 1st mask. ( I just used raw organic honey). My skin felt ok. Nothing amazing. Nothing awful either. The 2nd time i added oatmeal and bit of water and omg! so messy! haha and stil wasn't exactly impressed. I have since tried it a few more times (just the plain honey, the other way for me is too messy and sometimes I honestly can't be bothered mixing it all up) and I have to say I'm liking it. Not loving hence the 4, not 5 lippy score. I leave the honey on for 10-15 mins and it does moisturise (slightly, I stil apply moisturiser because my skin can be oily but also very dry) and it does have anti-bact properties(when I was at the health food store flipping up btwn manuka or this the lady said that this works just as well and not to waste my $$ haha). Makes my skin feels smooth. Have not experienced cystic acne as some others have. I don't believe this is an amazing cure for acne but it doesn't worsen mine at least. I think it may help a little. Honey rinses off easily. Make sure your hair is all tied back! I'm going to continue to use this and other natural products (still looking for some!) and I will update if my acne gets worse or better and if I think this had anything to do with it.Honey can also be used in your conditioner. 1 blob with a couple of 'blobs' of conditioner. Your hair isn't left sticky ( just as your face isn't). helps to control frizzies I think!Also tatses delicious!It has been brought to my attention that I should give a quick update! this is a great ingredient in my yoghurt/honey/lemon juice mask. It really is V good. see the reviews for Yogurt Mask. Try for yourself
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/30/2008 11:40:00 PM
More reviews by helpmerhonda1
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
Best facial mask on the planet. I dissolve three or four aspirin in my hand, squirt on some honey (I use the regular grocery store kind, haven't tried organic) mix it up and smear it on. Is it a pain in the ass that the dog is trying to lick my face and it runs down a bit? Sure. Is it worth it? Only if you are a fan of moisturized, clear, soft, happy skin!
on 11/30/2008 10:13:00 PM
More reviews by xpeach_lollipopx
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I used to have severe acne, but after changing my face wash and using apple cider vinegar as a toner I decreased my acne by 70%. I then read about raw, organic honey and it's benefits and decided to try it out. It worked fabulously, and now I only have 2 zits. I would have rated it higher, but it hasn't really been consistant on keeping most of my acne away and it's really messy, it drips down my face and drips down the bottle. The best part of it is using it as a spot treatment. Honey has worked so well for my cystic acne and helps my other acne come to a head really quickly.
on 11/24/2008 6:26:00 AM
More reviews by dominicangirl
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
I feel kind of odd being the only one who hated the honey hair treatment, but oh well. I usually use coconut oil (love it!) on my hair but saw these reviews and decided to try out the honey. The good stuff first - this stuff is cheap and natural...and you can eat it if you get hungry whilst putting it on your hair ;) Well not really, the sugar is really bad for your teeth. Onto the bad...where do I start? This stuff stuck to my hair and just would NOT RINSE OUT properly. I left it in for around 15mins under a showercap and shampooed twice and conditioned once. When I air dried my hair, the roots felt like they had some thick goo caked on them...and some random strands of hair felt sticky. Ok, so I musn't have washed it out well or something...so I hopped into the shower again, shampooing my hair twice and conditioning once as before. Needless to say, it still hadn't completely come out and I had to do a coconut oil treatment to get it out. I'm totally confused as to why it wouldn't rinse out my hair but I guess that's just me...As for the results...I had no shine, infact, I had really dull hair. It made my hair greasy within 2 days (I usually don't start getting greasy hair up to day 5) and my hair was just a HOT MESS and unmanageable to work with...it was wild! Also be warned - when diluted, honey slowly releases the hydrogen peroxide...if you use honey on your hair often it will gradually lighten your hair. If you're into that thing, it is a good thing as the hydrogen peroxide released in honey isn't bad for your hair :) I wouldn't do this treatment again, the results were laughable and I much prefer my coconut oil treatment (which actually penetrates the hair shaft and really works wonders for my thick hair).
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
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