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Biteworthy Skincare


Let’s talk about skin.

I know… here we go again. Yes, I have a skin obsession! It’s pretty much the first thing I notice about people, I want to know everyone’s skin care secrets ( like, I literally ask randoms what they heck they use on their face to make it look so good ) , and if my skin isn’t looking flawless I freeeaaakkkk. Like crawl into a whole, hide under a blanket, become a hermit, & spend hours on hours researching online.

Lately my skin has been a little… lackluster shall we say. I think it’s ready to shed it’s winter coat. I’m not crazy about going to the derm cuz sorry, but I just don’t think that benzoyl peroxide and popping a pill is the answer to life’s problems… and that’s often what the doctor orders.

Soooooo… I visited my local health food store to see what they had to say. They were raving about this mask, so I had to give it a go!


Andalou Naturals has an amazing line of skin care. It’s all natural, cruelty free, GMO free, and certified gluten free… score! After testing out The Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask I am totally sold. My skin literally looks 20 x better than it did 10 minutes ago. No joke!


Here’s why this mask is so amaze…

+ Pumpkin is rich in beta carotene. Natural enzymes remove dehydrated cells to brighten and smooth the skin.

+ Manuka honey soothes and heals to clarify and restore balance to the skin.

+ Glycolic Acid acts like a gentle, mini-peel by exfoliating dead cells and impurities.

+ Vitamin C evens tone, boosts collagen production, increases cellular turnover, and fights free radicals.


I’m so obsessed with this mask that I had to buy the entire brightening line. I’ll keep you guys posted on my favs ;) & I’m dying to know… what are your skincare secrets?!?


Why I wash my face with honey…


I absolutely love honey… drizzled on top of a grapefruit, mixed into some greek yogurt, stirred into my tea, and of course, smothered all over my face. Yes, it’s true… honey makes the absolute best face wash! Here’s why… Honey effectively cleans your skin without stripping it of its natural oils, thus disrupting the pH. Your skin will look, feel, and function at its best when it maintains a pH of 4.5 – 5.5. Honey just happens to have a pH of 4.5. How convenient. Honey is naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, and super moisturizing. Got oily skin? Not to worry, though it sounds a bit oxymoronic honey also has drying properties. Is your skin dull, uneven, spotted, or scarred? You’re in luck… honey naturally contains gluconic acid. This AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) will help to lighten spots and scars while brightening your complexion. This killer combo makes honey suitable for absolutely every skin type.

After just one wash you will notice a difference… after a week… you will seriously be in skin heaven. Since I replaced my face wash with honey I’ve been able to skip the foundation/concealer part of my makeup regime because my skin has been as smooth as a baby’s bum. Furthermore, I have literally been stopped by random people on an almost daily basis complimenting my skin. I’m serious! From sales girls at H&M to baristas at Starbucks… even an old man at the Home Depot told me I had a “keen complexion” (<– so adorable)! What I’m trying to say is that you can have glowing skin too… just add honey!



Here’s how… If you are wearing makeup, remove it. I like to use a carrier oil such as apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, rose hip oil (my fav), or jojoba oil. Now you are ready to wash! Simply wet your hands and face with water, place a tablespoon or two of honey in your hands, and wash as you would with any other face wash, massaging in small circles and making sure not to neglect any part of your face (and neck). If I have time, I let it sit for a few minutes. This really allows it to sink in and do it’s thing! When you are done, just rinse it off and tada! When I’m finished I like to tone & moisturize with some rosewater + glycerine (Toner and moisturizer in one? Yes please!) It’s really as simple as that! In conclusion, honey makes for a super quick, super easy, super affordable, and super amazing facial cleanser and I urge each and every one of you to give it a go!

P.S. Remember, your skin is your largest organ so make sure to use natural, raw, organic honey! I like the one from Trader Joe’s. You can pick it up for about $5. Talk about affordable skincare!