Friday, 28 August 2015

Update on trial of honey and oil for my face

Once a day for the past fortnight, I have been using my own made up facial moisturising oil, as well as a twice a day raw honey cleaner. A couple of spoonful's of honey have been decanted into a separate container so we can also eat the honey from the jar! You can read more about it here

What do I think? I have to say I am quite impressed!

A headband is used to pull hair off my face before applying the honey first thing in the morning. I leave it on for up to 5 minutes before rinsing off with cold water (can't be bothered to wait for the hot and use up my metered water!) This routine is repeated around 8pm each evening; washing my hands first to make sure I don't introduce any microbes into the honey.

As the days went on, it became obvious that my partially set honey would be easier to apply to a slightly damp face. I smeared a few lines of water on my face as part of the hand rinsing routine. If you were using liquid honey I don't think this problem would arise.

After a few days my skin felt different. I have normal skin which is usually slightly greasy first thing in the morning. Now my face is devoid of grease except for a light coating around the nose. I couldn't determine if my skin was fine or slightly dry but I kept on anyway. Now, a fortnight on my skin feels lovely, moisturised, clean, refreshed and definitely different even if I am failing to put it into words.

I haven't been putting the oil on in the evening as I was afraid it would be too much for my skin and I might get spotty. I'm still not sure whether to or not although previously I never used night cream so for now, I might leave it.

The oil is applied after my morning honey clean. The bottle is shaken well before 8 drops are put onto the palm of one hand before applying in dabs over my face and neck. Again, for a few days it took a little while to disappear and I gently blotted it with a tissue around my hair line so I could remove the headband! Now, I don't need to do it and the headband can be removed within 5 minutes of applying it.

For now I am going to stick with this as it seems to be working very well. Have a lovely weekend everyone.


8 comments:

  1. I like the sound of the honey cleanser, I might give that a go.....my skin is so sensitive and suffers with eczema when I'm stressed or been out in cold windy weather.

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    1. I started with bog standard honey until I could source raw honey, don't really know whether it makes a difference.

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  2. I love this! Isn't honey amazing? :)

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    1. Truly is, must investigate this more!

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  3. Brilliant review, I might give this a go. I'm all for natural products and as we are hoping to have our own beehives in the future this would be one more tick in the self sufficiency box.

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    1. It will be interesting to see how it goes after a longer time.

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  4. Interesting, think I might give it a go xxx

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    1. Leave the honey on for a while if you have the time but somedays I don't. The oil I am using is so light!

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