Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Best Acne Treatment!

Anyone out there that is reading this that suffers from acne knows, whether it be a spot here or there, or a full on war is being waged on your skin, that sometimes it feels like there's no way out. We go through hundreds of dollars (maybe even thousands, yikes at the prices of some higher end acne solutions!), hours of time, and many frustrating breakouts in search of the ultimate cure. The most frustrating part, for me, is that the best treatment so far for me is in my own kitchen!

I started this treatment 4 days ago and have noticed 50% less breakouts. I have sensitive, easily irritated skin. I didn't change my diet, exercise, or any other routine aside from the products I'm using.

Interested yet?

Well, my holy grail acne treatment is....

Honey and Sea Salt 

This treatment is 1 teaspoon and 1/4 sea salt. My sea salt grinder is adjustable, so I like to include both smaller and larger salt grains, just make sure that they aren't particularly sharp! You don't want to scratch your face!

So, what? Still not sold? It's just a regular exfoliant that smells good, you say? What exactly is it doing to combat acne? I can't blame you for being skeptical. Really, I've been there. But, after copious research and the ol' try it yourself method, I've come up with some serious reasons as to why this scrub is for ALL skin types. Yeah, you read correctly. ALL OF THEM. Oily, dry, acne prone, sensitive, combination, and even more mature skin types. 

Reasons Why Honey Rocks:
  • contains antioxidants
  • antifungal
  • antibacterial
  • calms inflammation
  • draws impurities from the skin
  • ultra hydrating
  • smells AMAZING
Okay, so you get honey. That might be worth slathering all over my face, you say. But what about salt? What's so good about salt?

Reasons Why Sea Salt Rocks:
  • exfoliates
  • absorbs toxins from skin
  • during the manufacturing process, sea water is evaporated, leaving the salt and lots of minerals behind, so it's like you're slathering minerals all over your face
  • fights infection

Do I really even need to say more?
This stuff is awesome. 

Have you ever tried it? Are you going to try it now? Let me know in the comments if you have, and what your experiences are!



  1. I slathered honey on my face once and it was the weirdest sensation ever. It was sticky and hard to wash off (L O L), but hey, who knows, I might end up trying this recipe/combination out!

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

    1. Aw, I'm sorry you had that experience! I don't know what kind of honey you're using, but I've only ever had organic honey, and in my experience, it's actually been very smooth and fairly easy to wash off :) I know an alternative to this recipe is coconut oil and sea salt. I only recommend this if you have oily skin though, as it's SUPER hydrating. Coconut oil has different benefits than honey, but it's really good for the skin as well.

    2. Yeah, can't remember what kind of honey I was using either.

      I love coconut oil! I'll probably end up using that instead! I actually use oil occasionally as a moisturizer in the winter months, so maybe I'll try this out when it gets much colder!