I’m sure some of you have noticed my lack of posts on the blog lately (shame on me). Although I’ve been away, I’ve been diligently working on some posts I’m hoping to share soon. I was promoted at work and have been working non stop for the past year and once again moved to another place in less than several months. So I’ve been pressed for time lately. Things of life……..
Even though I have been away, I truly miss my blog and will try to post as often as possible. I have several new things I’ve been trying and can’t wait to share.
Like for example this Honey challenge I initially started back in November. I first came across this idea via Crunchy Betty’s blog. My skin has been acting up lately especially dealing with dryness. This honey challenge however helped my skin tremendously.
Here’s what I did:
I tried the challenge every morning faithfully everyday for two weeks. The type of honey you choose kind of matters here’s why. When I first got started with the honey challenge I decided to go with plain regular honey.
However recently I’ve been using this one completely raw and unfiltered honey which has been crystallized for quite some time:
It’s very grainy so I like to use it for it’s exfoliating effects. It also goes on very creamy. Ideally you want to use raw organic honey, but I’ve tried both kinds and see results with both types. So it really depends on your skin and what type of honey it prefers.
I found the root of this challenge to be consistency. I tend to fall off half way but I stuck through with this challenge. I kept my honey jar handy and it would be the first thing I put on for the day. Once that’s on I leave it on for about 15 mins and if I have time massage it into my skin while I brush my teeth, set water for my tea and then rinse with warm water.
Earlier this past winter……
Since I tend to wear makeup I prefer to try this in the mornings instead. Once done I just rinse my face and continue with my makeup routine. But I’m sure it can work as an evening ritual as well. Oddly enough
I’ve been dealing with dryness considering my skin can get oily as well. But I find the consistent use of honey has helped balance out my rather moody skin.
Right now I’m honey washing every other day or so. But every now and then I go for the all out 2 week daily honey wash. Either way you can’t lose out on the many benefits honey provides the skin.
- Natural Humectant
- Absorbs impurities
- Protects against Sun Damage