Thursday, 20 August 2015

Products for my face

All my adult life, I have been washing my face with soap and water, then slavering on moisturiser. I have never been a cleanse and tone sort of person. Recently, I came across these very interesting articles for cleaning your face with honey here then moisturising your face with oil, from here

I know, the second one sounds counter-intuitive doesn't it? Well, I guess if you don't try these things, you'll never know!

Cleaning my face with honey has already started. I couldn't find any raw honey in the supermarkets and didn't want to pay the price for a jar of Manuka (daylight robbery), so ended up in an H & B store (hardly any honey in this one either). In the end, I bought this organic fair trade one:


Once my order of oils and bottles arrived, I decided to give the second part a go so made up a 10ml (1/3rd oz) bottle. For my first trial, I have decided to use Baobab oil as its is very good for mature skin and settles in quite quickly. First of all, 2 drops of carrot essential oil and 4 drops of Lavender essential oil (about a 2% solution I think which again, is good for my skin) were put in before being topped up with the oil.  I reckon that these daily moisturising session's will cost me pennies every day, using honey twice and the oils once.

More important than the cost though,  is the lack of chemicals, but I would like next time to buy a product from UK honey farmers.







8 comments:

  1. Let us know what you think as I like the idea of no chemicals as well xxx

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  2. I've found that since I've started using my coconut oil and sugar scrub on my face and hands, and a bit of just coconut oil on as a moisturiser my skin has improved dramatically. I also use it anywhere that feels dry, it's brilliant for feet for instance.

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    1. I used plain coconut butter/oil on my hands last night, still soft this morning. I shall avoid it on my face for now as it has a higher comedogenic rating (4), as opposed to the oil I am trialling which has a rating of 2.

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  3. If you get in touch with your local bee society you should be able to source local honey. May be a little more expensive but it's probably worth it :-) xx

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    1. Thanks for that, I'll find out.

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  4. Like the sound of this :o)
    I haven't used soap on my face for years and on the odd occasion I wear any make up I use baby oil to remove it, but this sounds MUCH better!
    Very best wishes
    Rose H
    x

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    1. So far so good after one week!

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