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Acne, skin issues and Honey

I admit, I haven’t been taking care of my skin this year. My sabbatical has included not washing my face regularly since I don’t leave the house.

All that changed about a month ago, when I noticed I was developing a large zit on my left side of my cheek right near a newly formed smirk line on my face.

So, after a couple of days of putting my Tom’s of Maine toothpaste on it, to dry it out (whatever toothpaste you have will do), I felt it was ready enough to pop. Yes, I know, I know, never pop a zit. Well, when I do and when I didn’t, I had varying effects. When I did pop it, it went away without a trace. When I didn’t pop it, it left a scar. When I did pop it, it left a scar that went away.

So what happened this time? It got infected, (I assume) due to my nails not being clean, and it is finally diminishing after almost a MONTH! And it was huge, red, like Bill Clinton’s nose during his administration, except it was to the left of my nose.

I couldn’t put toothpaste on it after I tried to pop it because it stung too much. So I did nothing, a week passed, nothing. Then a couple of weeks ago, I looked on-line for natural remedies. Honey was one of them.

So I put honey and then a piece of tissue paper on it so I wouldn’t get honey on my sheets, pillows and blanket. I also decided to put honey on some other skin blemishes such as three little baby zits or skin tags or (some people call them ‘hamburgers?) growing under my eye. I also noticed a skin tag growing on my eye lid and was becoming quite prominent.

So I put honey there too. Since I wasn’t going out the next day, I decided to put honey on those same areas during the day. The large growth on my cheek did get a 10% smaller, but the skin tags or zits or whatever they were that were under my eye and on my eye, got smaller with the honey!

I put it on Saturday night and by Sunday, it was almost gone! They were mere nubs on my skin! I couldn’t believe it!

The big zit on my cheek however remained, as if to defy me for picking at it, to mar my beauty forever. I woke up Monday and rubbed my eye and felt a little rawness under my eye were the nubs were. They were diminishing and it hurt a little. I went to the bathroom and to my suprise and dismay, the skin tag on my eye lid was GONE. The dismay part was the huge planet still on my cheek.

I didn’t put honey on my face after that. I don’t know why but I decided to stop on the intense treatment. I was washing my face back to the twice daily ritual, I am still using my Trader Joe’s Dr. Bronner-like castile soap. It doesn’t dry my now combination type skin (a little oily on top depends on the humidity and normal every where else). I say now, because up until I turned 32, (two years ago), my skin was normal but sensitive, non-greasy.

My cousin last week, let me use some of her natural organic blemish cream, which name totally escapes me. It stung, when I put it on, but it felt really good. I noticed the next day it diminished more. Later last week, I broke down and bought the Indian Clay mud powder. I didn’t realize you could use on on the face, we used that on clients at the massage school I went to in Ojai, but we used it as part of a the body wrap.

Well, I used that, and it cleared up my skin even more, making my skin look even more radiant but not as radiant as a session in an ozone steam bath! Took most of my blackheads off my nose! After that I put my toothpaste on the planet that resembled Jupiter on a really good day, and I noticed it burned a little but it was finally going down. And down it went, so down that it started drying the pimple out around it. I visited my cousins again last mid-week and put some more of that cream on. And the other day, a white head was forming on the now deformed planet, the head was forming on the lower side of the zit. So, I popped it. Yes, I did.

My nails were clean as I just showered, and I didn’t use my nails, I used my finger pads to push outside the base of Mt. Everest of the zit. It got smaller. I put more toothpaste later that night. By Thursday, it was the driest place on earth. It was discolored, and dry. I noticed it started to flake a bit. So Saturday, I noticed I could peel it off. So did, and underneath was better skin.

It’s Sunday, and it’s mostly healed but there is still a bump there. I’ve been putting this cream on it Pure Life‘s Aloe and Vitamin E Cream on my face as my nightly moisterizer and during the day on my zit/mountain/planet. This cream has no petroleam, parabens or alcohol in it.

So 10% of the zit is still there, and it slowly improving. But the honey, yo! The honey worked on those skin tags and they are all, 100% gone. Nothing is there, just smooth skin!

Try it out and let me know, if anyone has any other tips to handle zits, please let me know!

14 Responses to “Acne, skin issues and Honey”

  1. Eric says:


    thanks thats a great post maybe a little confused but i think itīs ok to start with it

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  3. Frever t. says:

    I wanted to comment and thank the author, good stuff

  4. Jane Watson says:

    Another great acne article! I always like read your blog about acne so I always come back for more.

  5. Very good post I love your website carry on the great blog posts

  6. kwashingtonco says:

    I have cystic acne and know your pain. If I don’t squeeze the gunk out they will stay forever and scar. With really bad cysts I have to keep squeezing it everytime the swelling goes down, because the selling and inflamation we’re trapping the pus down. I tried using natural raw honey and it has been like a miracle cure, especially on the gaping hole squeezing leaves. If the honey you were using wasn’t raw, try it again. It really does work!

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