Monday, 26 November 2012

Most Amazing Cleanser ..


Hi Lovelies

If you have read any of my previous posts you will know that I have very dry, sensitive, eczema prone skin (I know wonderful ay) and I've tried literally soo many cleansers in the past but they all seem to irritate and/or strip my skin completely of the little oil I do have even those that are for dry skin!
So I've been doing some research into natural remedy's and I found so many articles on using Manuka honey as a cleanser! I know! How weird is that? Anywhoo I decided to give it a go as I had nothing to loose and god am I glad I did, it's the most amazing cleanser I have ever used! 



So, here is some reasoning behind it - bare with me!
So Manuka honey has anti-bacterial properties, so slathering this over your face kills any of the nasty lingering bacteria on your skin which will prevent any blemishes. It relives infections which helps with healing and its also antiseptic! Amazing ay.. 
Manuka honey is also known to have Humectant properties which means it binds water to the skin which helps with moisturising. This means that its brilliant for all types of skins as its moisturising and antibacterial at the same time.
I don't wear much makeup most days so I don't bother to remove it before hand I just put the honey straight onto my dry face, if I have worn quite a bit of makeup then I just do a quick swipe with some bioderma and a cotton pad before hand.

Since switching to this I have had no new blemishes pop up and the few I did have have now gone. I find that although this is nowhere near as drying as other cleansers it's not quite moisturising enough for my insanely dry skin at the moment so iIdo finish off with a little moisturiser but those of you with normal skin you probably wouldn't need to.
I know this sounds so weird rubbing honey into your face and its does feel strange and very sticky but I can already see such an improvement in my skin. It's still slightly dry but my red irritated cheeks have faded and my dry patches are much less prominent now.
If you do give this a go it may be helpful to know that there are ratings between 0 and 30 on Manuka honey jars, this is how strong the antibacterial properties are. I don't get many blemishes but I do usually have at least one at a time I guess so I find that 10 is working fine for me. Anything less than this isn't very effecting and anything higher may to be too strong for sensitive skin.

Good luck and let me know if you try this! 

 

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip! I love home beauty remedies, I'm always on the look out for something new to try!

    Lea x

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    1. This is my first home remedy but im already converted! xx

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  2. I have heard that honey is very anti bacterial but I didn't think of using pure honey! I am really tempted to give this a try - I have been breaking out like nobody's business lately :(
    x

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    1. oh no :( give this a go, nothing to lose! xx

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  3. I like to use honey in facemasks, but I never would have thought to use it as a cleanser, great post :) x

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  4. what an interesting idea. I'd never have thought about doing this. do you wash it off/wipe away with cotton wool?

    http://talesofapaleface.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its so sticky i dont think you could wipe it off lol, i just splash it off with warm water and it comes off easy. You could use a muslin cloth if it doesnt irriate you xx

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  5. Deffo trying that. Thanks for letting me know x

    www.justshazea.blogspot.com

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    1. No worries, hope it works for you :) xx

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  6. This is so interesting! Sometimes its easy to forget about the cheap natural products & spend a fortune on skin care. x
    http://britishbeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Manuka honey is like the ultimate product...we use it all the time on horses, because of the antibacterial properties! x

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  8. This sounds really interesting! I've never heard of anything like this! Great post!! xx

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  9. Wow i had no idea about anything like this, thank you for sharing! My skin is awful right now so I might just give this a try xx

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  10. Manuka honey is the best!! I love how natural and effective it is ;) WIll try this one out for sure! Thanks for this!!

    FOllowed you, Alice:)
    ♥,
    Shari

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  11. This is fascinating, thanks for the post. I never ever would have thought to use honey! I don't know that I've seen Manuka honey in the stores, but now I'm going to look for it....

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    1. I got mine from sainsburys lol :) xx

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  12. I never would have thought of that! I'm guna try it as a face mask :) xx

    had-to-have-it.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I never thought of making my own cleanser! I have dry/sensitive skin and I did have really bad eczema and the only cleanser that I used that didn't irritate/strip my skin was the Avene Gentle Cleanser x


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