I’m finally out school, but I’ve been so busy these past few days that I haven’t blogged. Unfortunately, if you stick to the end of this post, I’m going to talk about my upcoming technology detox which means that I won’t be blogging frequently in the next few days-weeks.
I’ve been a lover of honey since I was a kid. Since my family has always been on the healthy side of things, honey was always used as a sweetener instead of sugar. And when I got older, I realized there were so many more uses for it other than putting it in oatmeal. Here are just 3!
1.A powerful acne remover- As a secret natural aid that beats the most powerful lab concoctions, honey has tons of antibiotics and antioxidants, minerals, and healing properties to fight acne and pimples on your face.
How It Works:
- The antibiotics in honey work to get rid of the bacteria and buildup causing breakouts
- Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce redness
- Serves as a natural moisturizer and helps give the skin natural oils resulting in stronger skin to fight acne.
- Take a tablespoon of honey and spread it on your face like a mask. Leave on for 15 minutes and then scrub in circles. Rinse with warm water.
2.Natural face mask- Like said in the first usage, honey has tons of natural and powerful ingredients in it. Also because of its stickiness, honey serves as a great face mask, and you can get creative with what you mix it with. Here are just some ideas.
- Oatmeal and honey mask- Mix a handful of plain oats and a tablespoon of honey. Mix together and apply to face for 15 minutes. Then scrub in circles slowly. Rinse with warm water. The oats and honey make a great exfoliater with its texture, and the honey serves as a tightener to the skin.
- Sugar and honey scrub- The ultimate exfoliater. Mix a tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of honey in a bowl. Mix and apply to face. Scrub in circles for 3 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Pat skin dry and admire your glowing complexion!
- Lemon and honey whitening– Squeeze half-one lemon and mix it with a tablespoon of honey. Apply to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Beware that the lemon might cause the skin to sting, so do not do this if you have sensitive skin. The lemon has whitening and lightening features, and mixed in with honey makes it a great mask.
3.Fade scars and blemishes-Because of honey’s antibacterial properties, it can help fade acne scars and other blemishes. A great way to also moisturize the skin while fixing some scars would be to mix an equal part of honey and olive oil and dab at the area. Leave on and massage for 3-5 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. Although this is not guaranteed to work, try it for a few times and you should see some scars begin to fade.
I hope you guys found these 3 tips useful! Tell me if you end up trying any of them. Also on a side note, make sure to get honey that is organic and unprocessed. Local honey is the best, and even better if you purchase it from a farmers market near you. You can never go wrong with locally made!
My Technology Detox Announcement
So for the last few weeks, I’ve been shocked at how fast my eyesight has deteriorated. I’ve been nearsighted and had glasses since 5th grade, although I’ve never been to the point where I can’t see anything without my glasses. Which is why I only wear them when I need to see something far away like the board in school. When I don’t need to see that thing anymore, I take them off immediately. I guess I just hate the feeling of something hanging on top of my nose. It just makes me feel uncomfortable.
This year my family got an Amazon Prime subscription, and that means unlimited streaming of tv shows and movie. That on top of my Youtube addiction and constant blogging and staring at the computer, my eyes are constantly sore, straining, and tired. And it’s shocking how I could feel my eyes getting worse and worse. Now, even the closest things like the time on the bottom of my computer screen is fuzzy. I went canoeing last weekend with my family and our canoe flipped over because I couldn’t see a gigantic log like five feet away and we crashed into it. And most of all, my eyes are sore to the point where it hurts to open my eyes. I’m actually really scared now.
So I’m doing what people on the internet call a “technology detox.” It means that I’ll be limiting or not using my technology devices at all for a period of time and letting my eyes “detox.” Now I’ve tired doing this multiple times, but the problem with it is that besides going on the computer, looking at my phone, watching things on the iPad, I have nothing else to do. But nevertheless, for the sake and well being of my eyes, even if it means doing nothing at all but meditating on my bed, I will let my poor eyes rest a bit. So how am I going to do this detox?
I am setting this detox period for one week, and in that week I will:
- not use the iPad for any reason other than to look up guitar chords
- Limit Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to only ONE swipe a day
- Watch no TV shows
- Only set one day a week to watch Youtube ( or else my subscription box overflows)
- No blogging 🙁 ( This is because blogging causes me to spend hours staring in front of the computer screen.)