After reading the reviews on MUA I went to my local health food store and purchased a glass jar of raw organic honey. I've been using this as a mask for about two months and I LOVE it.
When I first bought the jar I would mix up a spoonful of honey with a few aspirin and a few drops of olive oil. Slap the mixture on the face and lay down for 10 minutes. Use a washcloth and warm water to get off. That mixture brightened my skin. Good.
Then I added a little steel cut oatmeal (mashed up with my aspirin) to the mix. Same application and removal process as before. More brightness and tighter pores. Better.
Yesterday -- because I was in a rush -- I just slapped the raw organic honey on my face. Nothing else. Same application and removal process as before. BEST! I had some stress zits on my jaw line. They looked the same that afternoon after the mask. But when I woke up this morning some of them had gone totally flat and the others were flatter than before. Overall my skin looked much much smoother, almost as smooth as it looks when I have a professional facial.
I think plain raw organic honey may be the most effective brightening and smoothing mask mask I've ever used! EDIT: Still LOVING the honey in October of 08. I use it about once a week. When I have a pimple that won't go away I'll put a dab on it and leave it there for an hour or two. It really helps to bring down swelling. I tried to save money by using the honey in the bear. That honey doesn't do a thing for me. Only the organic raw honey in the jar works for me.
omg, this is the best hair treatment ever. a friend introduced me to using honey on my long/dry/fine hair to help add weightless moisture. i was skeptical at first, but i tried it. and instantly fell in love.
i use it every time i shampoo. i get in the shower, wet my hair and apply loads of honey until my hair is saturated with it- roots to ends. then i clip up my hair and let it soak in while i go about my other shower business. then i unclip, add some honey into my shampoo then shampoo and condition as normal. (oh, be sure to rinse well. one night i was in a hurry and didn't rinse well enough- my hair dried a bit on the crunchy side.)
honey is saving me a fortune in hair treatments- from deep conditioners, volumizers, etc. not to mention all the time and emotional effort searching for a better product. i've found it. i think this might be as close to a h.g. for a hair treatment as it gets for me.
I used this as a mask the other night and I was decently happy with it. It was surprisingly easy to get off with water (I really expected an unpleasant sticky mess) and my skin felt a little softer, but no miracle had taken place. The next day though I noticed a pimple on my cheek, a place where I NEVER break out, which is a little suspicious to me. Still, I'm willing to try this again.
I do a honey mask every once in a while..it leaves my skin so soft and moisturized! And THAT'S saying something cause I have the dryest skin ever. I have this really annoying zit on my cheek that hasn't budged in a week, so today I applied a mixture of honey and lemon juice on it...we'll see what happens! *fingers crossed*
after reading reviews i couldn't wait to try it.
my mom has a huge bottle of raw honey (i guess raw honey works best for the skin) and so i took a little bit and worked it around my face. however i think next time try to put in on a damp not like soaking face (LESS DRIPPING) . i left it for 30 minutes and washed it off. it comes of easily and at first i didn't really see a difference but i had this massive pimple and today i saw it disappearing. my face looks a lot brighter and luminescent. i would recommend this for anyone who is prepping for date night. one of the best masks i've used.
It worked for me too!
I used the Sue Bee honey from the supermarket.
It softened,soothed,calmed and relieved my broken out face!
When I first rinsed the honey, my face was flushed and slightly red. Redness went away in a few hours, and now I am left with really soft and healthy looking skin.
I will be trying the organic raw honey soon too!
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!!!!!!!!!