About a month ago I listed some of the natural ways I had researched to prevent and heal pregnancy acne. You can find that post here. Since then I’ve tried 1 of those ways, and I wanted to share my results! When I searched for pregnancy acne, I couldn’t find much that helped. My goal here is to help future pregnant ladies find a way that might work for them. Having acne doesn’t mean a thing for our beauty, but it’s still frustrating, right ladies?! Dealing with it during pregnancy, is just one more thing we shouldn’t have to deal with.
The first of the 3 treatments I decided to try was honey. I’ve used honey for many other things, and it always works wonders so when I found the shop Lather & Co and their bee string face scrub (made with honey and cinnamon) I knew it was a great place to start. Talking with their owner Jules about all the success stories for this face scrub and acne, I grabbed it and started using it as soon as possible.
From their etsy shop, “Honey has been used as an anti inflammatory to help reduce redness on the skin and as a natural antibiotic that has been known to alleviate and reduce scarring over time. Cinnamon has been rated as one of the top 7 antioxidants in the world, according to USDA, and can reduce the formation of “free-radicals” which, over time, can promote damage repair. Both honey and cinnamon are extremely effective as a mild disinfectant because of their anti fungal and antibacterial properties.” Well that sounds perfect for the redness, acne, and all the scarring that’s leaving on my face.
I added this to my normal skin care routine, 2 to 3 times a week. And slowly, but surely I see a lot of improvement. It’s been 4 weeks of using it regularly, and I’d say my face is about half healed. You can see the results above for yourself! Both are fresh from a shower with no makeup on because #noshame.
Have you used honey to help heal acne? Next up on my list to try is a lemon juice toner!
*this is not a sponsored post. I found Jules at the Vero Beach Street fair and truly feel the bee sting face scrub is helping.