Also, as mentioned in the previous post, I struggled to fully decide whether to write of this topic in this section of the website or in the Life au Cochon section. Oh well, some things in life are never certain.
One month after adopting the somewhat strange habit of rubbing the delicious sticky food all over my face, I noticed that my complexion has improved. I have to be honest, however, and say that the improvement occurred at the pace of a 100-year-old tortoise, so there were definitely times where I doubted whether I should continue using the honey. But, as one must do when faced with the dilemmas of life, I persisted.
Not only has the honey mask process taught me to be patient and persistent, but also to believe in natural products instead of short-cut products, like all the face washes you see stocked up in the skin care aisle of your Fred Meyers and Safeways. When switching in general to the natural ways of curing acne, the transition from pimple-infested face to clear-and-smooth-as-a-baby's-bottom face will be incredibly slower, but you will have the comfort of knowing you are doing good for your skin and adding healthy habits to your life. Besides honey, other natural ways of combating acne include replacing your nighttime face wash with jojoba oil, putting on a mask once a week that is made of egg whites and plain yogurt, and using lemon/lime juice and a cotton swab instead of a store-bought spot treatment. I actually have been adopting all three in the past week or so, as I will share more in future posts!
With that said, I will continue to use the organic raw honey (which is the type one should trust to sit on their face for 10-15 minutes every morning) and see how much more improvement takes on. Feel free to suggest other ways of reducing acne, or even to share your experiences with using the golden hued coffee-buddy food.