HONEY: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.
MICRODERMABRASION: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 is:
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.