Monday, May 14, 2012
I Wash My Face With Honey
Those of you who have experienced acne problems know how horrible it can make you feel.
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but this last pregnancy brought on the worst acne I have ever had in my life and many days I didn't even want to leave the house because of it.
My doctor kept reassuring me that it would go back to normal once I had my baby. Yet, weeks after the delivery nothing really changed. In fact, it even worsened a little.
Then I thought after my 6 week postpartum appointment I could get back on the pill, and that would help straighten things out. So, I patiently waited for my 6 week appointment only to find that while breastfeeding I would need to take the "mini" birth control pill which apparently doesn't help acne much at all. I was totally bummed to hear this and then my Dr. said "but don't worry when you stop breastfeeding we can put you on the normal pill and things will clear up."
"When I stop breastfeeding!?!" That could be a whole year from now! I had already dealt with severe acne through 9 months of my pregnancy, another whole year seemed like torturer.
So, I started researching different natural acne treatments which is how I stumbled upon Crunchy Betty's Honey Face Wash Challenge. At first I thought the whole concept was really weird but after reading through her post, I found that honey can actually kill bacteria on your face and is a great anti-inflammatory (which means it will help get rid of zits and lighten acne scars).
I decided I didn't have anything to loose by trying the face wash and I am SO happy I did!
I have now been using pure organic honey to wash my face twice a day for 2 weeks and my face is looking so much better (I also add a little baking soda to the wash 3-4 nights a week for an exfoliator). I haven't had any bad break outs, and the scars on my face have started to lighten and fade away!
I am going to continue to use the Honey face wash daily, although I haven't seen much throughout the blogosphere about using honey for long periods of time.
If any of you have tried this face washing method, I would LOVE to hear how things worked out for you, and if you are interested in taking the challenge, visit Crunchy Betty to learn how to wash your face with honey!
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