Saturday, November 5, 2016

Bee Vomit & Baking Soda


In order to save money, I stumbled upon a really easy makeup remover. Instead of buying the expensive cleansing towelettes, I bought baby wipes. But they didn't completely do the job (neither did the expensive wipes).
I came across an article that said to try baking soda and honey. Well...suffice it to say that the first time I used this formula I used WAY too much baking soda and it felt like I was washing my face with course sandpaper:
Not in a good exfoliating kinda way either. We're talking I-fell-off-my-bike-and-my-face-scraped-the-cement-for-half-a-block kinda pain. OWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😵😡😰
The next night, I sprinkled just a large pinch and put more raw, unfiltered organic honey on my wash cloth. I fully expected to have a sticky face that was going to attract ants, fruit flies and gnats as I slept.  Like I imagined when I saw this Ohio Players album cover as a kid:
Or at the very least...the queen bee would find me, sneak in and lay larvae in my nostrils or something. ('Tis the curse of an overactive imagination.) 😳😱
Nothing could be further from the truth. There was just enough baking soda to neutralize the stickiness of the honey and it left my entire face, free of oils but not dry as baked clay either. 
It was just right (to quote baby bear & his porridge temperature) AND honey has anti-bacterial properties so after a few days, all my oily skin eruptions seemed to disappear and my skin feels softer...more pliant.  

I used to have to use 3 to 4 different products on my combination skin. A moisturizer, only for the eye area, an occasional acne med for my breakout oily areas & a fade gel for the acne scars.

I have to say that now that I'm older, my skin has become FAR more sensitive and I break out in rashes at the drop of a hat so my doc gave me a prescription for 2.5% hydrocortisone lotion too.

I haven't had the need for any of them since! \o/ YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you 🐝🐝🐝for your sweet, healing vomit!!!!
Janilani ☺️😘