Honey Mask: Will it Help Your Acne?

With so many acne products on the market, it is very hard to choose the one that will work for your skin type. Many acne products do not work and some cause acne to flare-up even more. Not only is it hard to keep trying the many different acne products out there, they are also extremely expensive. I have suffered from acne since middle school; it went from mild to severe after I turned 13. But since then, I have used every product that you can think of and they either made my acne worse or gave me horrible dry skin, but still I tried. If you have or currently suffer from acne, then you have probably tried everything. I am that person who has tried everything both prescribed and over the counter. I have tried everything from Nature’s Cure, Clean & Clear, Neutrogena, Proactiv, Skin ID, Murad, Olay, and finally Clearasil. There comes a time when people actually reach their breaking point and try other natural ingredients for their skin, and depending on how often they are used, they actually work. Honey, although very sticky helped my skin stay moisturized, clean, and smooth. It is also very inexpensive at about $2.75 for a bottle, and can be used on other parts of the body.

Honey is a natural way to moisturize, tone, clear pimples, soothe the skin. It can be bought in an organic or regular way and is quickly absorbed into the skin. Honey will not cause the skin to dry out and flake like other acne products do. Honey also has antibacterial qualities that kill bacteria on the face, chest, and back if used correctly. In its natural form, honey is very potent and extremely effective. Do not add anything with chemicals to it and weaken its antibacterial properties. Honey helps reduce inflammation, swelling, and redness. Raw unprocessed honey are the best compared to the low quality honey. The honey that I use for my skin is called Manuka honey; it does not get any rawer than this. Manuka honey is made from the Manuka flower and is best for its antibacterial properties. Using honey as a mask is different from using other masks. It does not peel, dry, or flake off like regular masks do. The honey mask can be mixed with other natural ingredients such as lemon, oats, and cinnamon. I prefer to use just pure honey by itself, but you can always experiment.

Functions

To help heal acne from deep within the pores
Promotes clear skin
Clears skin of scars
Cleanses, tones, moisturize, and hydrate the skin

Natural ?

Very natural
No harsh chemicals whatsoever
No pills needed

Time frame

You’ll be surprised at how quickly it works
I saw a difference within one week of using honey (used every day twice a day)
Make sure to leave the honey mask on for about 20-30 minutes

Ingredients

Manuka flower
Who can use honey masks?
Anyone with problem skin can use honey. It can be combined with other natural ingredients such as cinnamon, oats, and lemon juice and made into masks.

Side effects

I did not experience any side effects from using honey for my acne. There was only as small issue, which was tightness in my face.

Cost

About $2.75
Can be bought from health food stores or other supermarkets

Instead of spending a fortune on expensive skin care products that may not even work, try something natural that you can get right out of your pantry. Honey is nature’s gift to you, so why not give it a try; you have nothing to lose but your acne. I personally have had a wonderful experience with using honey for my acne. It works wonders on my skin and I use it every day along with my Zeno. Not only is honey healthy, but it is great for the skin. It works on all skin types. I know this because I have friends with different skin types from my own and honey works for them.

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About Tricia M

I know about acne because I have suffered from it since I was a teenager. Acne made people ridicule me and practically ruined my life. I have tried just about every single acne medication out there. From Clean&Clear, to Neutrogina, to Strident, to Skin ID, to Murad, to Proactiv. I also tried eating healthier and washing my face three times a day, which only irritated it more and produced more acne. My dermatologist finally put me on some birth control to try and clear it. It worked and I only get a few break outs here and there. I usually treat it with some baking soda and olive oil. Fighting acne can become a losing battle, especially for those who do not know all the different types of remedies are available. There are a number of different acne medications formulated today for people who have acne. The names will vary by brand, effects, and ingredients. Everyone will know what is right for them when they try the different products. For more severe conditions, contacting a dermatoligist is very highly recommended.

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