I tried a lot of different antibiotics and other medications back then and nothing worked. When a friend would complain about a tiny pimple that would surely disappear and leave no traces behind, I wanted to scream. They had it so easy. I was even questioned about my hygiene. No less than a few times, if I ventured to talk or vent about my skin, someone would say to me, "Nora, why don't you just wash your face?" And I wanted to punch them in theirs.
Once I was out of high school, my skin cleared up a bit, thanks to my lovely
At my next OB/GYN appointment I'm going to ask about Yaz because (even though I think the name is ridiculous for birth control) it touts help with acne as one of its benefits. I need it again.
The other night I ran out of face wash and I panicked a little. With my skin I can't skip cleansing. I texted Gabe at work to ask him to pick some up on his way home, but he didn't have his phone on him. Without face wash the next morning, I remembered something that had recently been recommended to me by Malisa. She saves a bunch of money and pampers her skin by cleansing with honey and brown sugar! I happened to have just bought honey that week to make glazed carrots, and I didn't have any brown sugar but I'd read honey can work alone. So I tried it.
So really, this post is about using natural products on my skin now, and I also gave you a LOT of background. That's how I roll.
This is how it is to use honey on your face: delicious. Honey smells so good, and it's so soft. I worried about it being too moisturizing but so far has caused no issues that are out of the ordinary for me. My skin isn't looking amazing or anything right now (yet!), but I haven't gotten that tight dryness and little flaky patches like I would get from even the "best" commercial face wash.
I picked up brown sugar yesterday and that helped cut out some of that extra moisture I was feeling from the honey. It also exfoliates without irritating and causing redness. And it smells good to rub it on your face too. (Today when I got out of the shower I asked Gabe if my faced smelled like a cookie; he said no but I like to think it does anyway.) One surprise it gave me was, it's drawing out little blackheads that I have never even seen before, from pores that weren't even very big. Thank you, brown sugah.
So while I may not have that "My skin is glowing!" effect I had read about, the fronts of my cheeks closest to my nose are less red than usual. I am feeling good about my decision to go natural on my face. After years and years of bombarding it with various chemicals and toxins that never even fixed my face anyway, I'm ready to be kinder to it. I am hoping I do see a noticeable improvement in a few weeks.
I also decided to stop wearing my L'Oreal mineral makeup because I want my skin to breathe for a while and really heal from the honey.
Do any of you have any all-natural face and body remedies?