Thursday, September 13, 2012

Honey Boo Boo

Now, it's not what you think. Actually, I don't even know who/what Honey Boo Boo is, but I see it trending all over the place, so hey.

Actually what I'm talking about is HONEY on your FACE! If you've read recently, you might recall that we're cutting the chemicals at the Cavalier house. The more I read about chemicals and side effects, it's scares the bejeebies out of me. . .

We're really making progress though! So, in attempt to replace my face wash last week, I purchased a REN clay wash. It was touted to be all natural, have no chemicals, be gentle and.... yadda.

Obviously, I would be raving about it if it had worked. For me, sadly is broke my face out in cystic acne. It hurt. Real bad.

So, I decided to just jump in head first and go all natural, all the way (I was hesitant at first because I thought it was too difficult.)

I was wrong.

Simplest thing I've ever done, and it ROCKS!

I have heard that honey was magical (hello, Cleopatra), but it wasn't until I discovered this webheaven that I had a recipe I was comfortable with, and enough information to make be feel like I wasn't just smearing honey on my face.  Crunchy Betty, Iheartyou. So, my new routine goes something like this.

Raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized honey
Baking Soda
Apple Cider Vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Jojoba Oil

Take a 1/2 teaspoon of honey and baking soda. Place on a moist washcloth. Rub said washcloth gently onto a moist face. (baking soda is your natural exfoliant) Rinse clean. Drop 3 drops of ACV onto a wet cotton ball or face swab. Tone to remove the remaining make-up, and balance PH from the soda.
Apply a small amount of EVOO to another cotton ball or face swab,  and use in small, gently circles to remove eye make-up.
Apply 3-4 drops jojoba oil to palms of your hands. Rub together, and apply to face/neck.

After just two nights and two days of this routine, my face is almost healed of the cysts and ickies.

I have suffered from bad outbreaks my entire life, and kept stripping the oils from my face with hard chemicals, cleansers, ointments.... WHY has a dermatologist never recommended honey? Or natural and gentle cleansers?

After a few more days, I will {maybe} post a few before/after photos of my outbreak. That's if I'm feeling super duper brave.

Until then, here is a photo of my new regime.


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