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    Going to apply my first honey mask and just wanted to make sure I do it right.

    My understanding is that I should...

    1. Wash my face as normal and pat dry
    2. Apply 90% honey/10% water mixture
    3. Leave on for 1-3 hours
    4. Rinse off with water only and pat dry
    5. Apply moisturizer as normal

    Is this correct?

    Is water alone enough to get the honey completely off?

    Thanks,
    Aaron

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    I'd say leave it on for at least 3 hours....

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    Quote Originally Posted by teachingking View Post
    Going to apply my first honey mask and just wanted to make sure I do it right.

    My understanding is that I should...

    1. Wash my face as normal and pat dry
    2. Apply 90% honey/10% water mixture
    3. Leave on for 1-3 hours
    4. Rinse off with water only and pat dry
    5. Apply moisturizer as normal

    Is this correct?

    Is water alone enough to get the honey completely off?

    Thanks,
    Aaron
    It depends what your issues are, I have rosacea & mild seb derm, so started off cautiously

    with 15 minutes.

    Yes, the water is enough to remove the honey (I personally use a muslin cloth which

    does help exfoliate at the same time).

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    Quote Originally Posted by teachingking View Post
    Going to apply my first honey mask and just wanted to make sure I do it right.

    My understanding is that I should...

    1. Wash my face as normal and pat dry
    2. Apply 90% honey/10% water mixture
    3. Leave on for 1-3 hours
    4. Rinse off with water only and pat dry
    5. Apply moisturizer as normal

    Is this correct?

    Is water alone enough to get the honey completely off?

    Thanks,
    Aaron
    Steps 1 and 2 are fine. Step 3 - you should leave it on for three hours, presuming that you don't react to it immediately. (See Judworth's post re: patch testing). A few handfuls of tepid water alone are enough to get the honey off completely. Then apply moisturizer: I alternate between virgin coconut oil and Salcura Zeoderm - the latter seems to suit me slightly better.

    Happy honeying!!

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    From my understanding the honey treatment is primarily helpful for seb derm so if you just have rosacea I would proceed cautiously. As was said before make sure you do a patch test whether or not you have just seb derm or a combination. But if you have just rosacea proceed even more cautiously IMO since we really don't know the reaction of someone who is just dealing with rosacea. At least not yet.

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    Thank you all for the replies. Yes, I am only dealing with rosacea, so I will proceed with caution.

    One more question: Does anyone find the honey to be drying?

    Thanks again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by teachingking View Post
    Thank you all for the replies. Yes, I am only dealing with rosacea, so I will proceed with caution.

    One more question: Does anyone find the honey to be drying?

    Thanks again....
    No not atall!

    My face just feels calm, happy and soothed afterwards & since using the Virgin coconut
    oil I am seeing fab results!

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    Question Melissa!

    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa W View Post
    From my understanding the honey treatment is primarily helpful for seb derm so if you just have rosacea I would proceed cautiously. As was said before make sure you do a patch test whether or not you have just seb derm or a combination. But if you have just rosacea proceed even more cautiously IMO since we really don't know the reaction of someone who is just dealing with rosacea. At least not yet.
    Have you started with the honey yet?

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    Judworth,

    I know you started at 15 minutes, but how long are you leaving the honey on now?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by teachingking View Post
    Judworth,

    I know you started at 15 minutes, but how long are you leaving the honey on now?

    Thanks
    I have been following Auburns routine:

    3 hours every other day followed by the coconut oil.

    I also cleanse with the honey instead of my usual cleanser!

    I would say that I am 95% rosacea to 5% seb derm!

    HTH!

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    *Yearly IPL treatments until 2009.

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