This is the first post in what will be a series of at home spa treatments. I plan to try some various treatments that I have found and then share with you my results. Today I have 2 items to share with you.
According to Benefits of Honey
, honey has wonderful healing properties for your skin. I have seen reports and comments about this for years, and I notice that a lot of skin products have honey in them.
- Honey is hygroscopic, meaning that it absorbs moisture from the air. It helps hydrate your skin, it holds in the moisture.
- Honey is antibacterial. When applied to the skin, it inhibits the growth of bacterias.
- Honey has antioxidants that help destroy free radicals and encourage rejuvenation of tissues.
Benefits of Honey has a page of several honey skin treatments HERE
. I did not try those recipes, but they very easy and luxurious. What I did was a little different. I read a comment by a skin care professional on a blog. I can not find it back, but she said to apply a dab of honey to acne, cover with a band-aid and leave it on over night. My ruling on this is ... It Worked! I have an irritated spot on my chin (it was likely infected) and in the morning when I woke up the swelling and soreness had reduce radically! It is almost completely cleared.
Over at Confessions of a Wisconsin Housewife
I found a home microdermabrasion treatment that was simple and quick ... and most importantly inexpensive. She says that she uses this treatment once a week and it leaves her with beautiful, glowing skin. Since it was so simple, I decided to give it a try. Her recipe
3 TBSP baking soda
1 TBSP water
mix well, apply to face in circular motion, let sit 5 minutes, rinse with warm water.
I found that the amounts were too much, I ended up with TONS left over. Next time I will probably half the recipe. My ruling on this ... Inconclusive. At first when I washed it off, my skin felt yucky. Then I remembered that other microdermabrasion treatments say that you moisturize immediately after washing the treatment off. I pull out my favorite moisturizer from BeautiControl
and applied according to product label. After about 5 minutes, my skin felt amazingly soft and smooth! I think that if I continue to do the treatment once a week, as the author suggests, I will begin to see great results.