Be Cautious Using Honey on Acne October 20 2016, 0 Comments

By Meghan

Honey is a delicious thing and we have been told that it can be wonderful for our skin. In my experience it has not been a wonderful skin mask from the pantry. Honey is yet another home ingredient that is praised for its cheap accessibility to our skin. It is antibacterial, antioxidant and prevents acne.

Now of course everyone has different skin and if honey masks work for you then you are very lucky. Recently I decided to try it, I used raw honey, not the sugared up honey that comes in that bear shape bottle and it made me break out! I added a little lemon juice and placed it on my cheeks, my current problem area, and licked it off my fingers.

I will admit after rinsing it off my skin was instantly soft. But the next day I woke up with at least four new mountains on my cheeks. They were red and huge, the worst I’ve seen in a while. It was the only thing I changed in my routine and I wasn’t on my period. I knew it had to be the honey. I write to be cautious of the honey, it might not work for you and it might break you out!

A friend of mine had the same reaction. So I do not think it is just me, it could happen to your skin too. I do not know what it is about my skin that made that happen but I believe that my skin and my friends are very acne prone so it did not react well. If you break out from even going to bed without washing your face because you simply fell asleep before you could, then I would proceed with caution.

A good alternative that is just moisturizing is olive oil. Put it a little bit of this on your skin at night and it will do wonders. Olive oil can even help you grow out your brows thicker. I over plucked mine so I put olive oil on them every night and my brows grew in thicker! You can even use coconut oil as a very deep moisturizer for the skin.

I like to also use this to get my eye makeup off. For the antioxidant aspect, try blueberries. Blue berries are great for your body for the antioxidants inside them, instead of eating them, try putting it directly on your skin.