Honey face masks | Skin Benefits of Honey

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Honey Face masks are popular because of several skin benefits honey offers. Honey is good for you in both the ways either taken internally or applied topically to the skin. Honey as a basic ingredient in a facial mask furnishes many skin care remedies. Honey helps to cure acne, scars, wounds, wrinkles and even dry skin. Honey is a real treat for skin. Before you learn Honey face masks recipes, have a look at the numerous benefits of honey for skin.

Skin Benefits of Honey

  • Honey has antibacterial properties, which helps in fighting acne and pimples. Honey reduces infection and is very effective home remedy to treat acne.
  • Honey is also antiseptic. When honey is diluted with water, it produces hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is an antimicrobial agent and is used as a mild antiseptic. Honey is useful in treating cuts, wounds, and abrasions.
  • Honey is a good cleanser for skin. It soak ups impurities from the pores of the skin, leaving your skin clear and clean.
  • Honey is a very effective moisturizer for skin. It retains moisture making your skin radiant, soft and supple.
  • Honey properties protect your skin under the sun and assist the skin to rejuvenate and stay young.
  • Honey is a natural remedy to prevent wrinkles. Honey slows down the ageing process.
  • Honey antioxidant properties make it capable to fight against skin damage and skin ageing.

Honey face masks recipes

Due to number of skin benefits of honey, it is used as an ideal ingredient in facial masks recipes. Honey is a natural remedy to many skin problems.

Honey face mask

Honey has many skin benefits. Honey fights inflammation and bacteria on skin. It has healing property which heals wounds and infection on skin. It has moisturizing properties, which help to retain moisture for a long time. Honey alone can be used as face mask. To avoid sticking, wet your fingers before you apply the honey face mask.

Honey and Turmeric face mask to get fair skin

Honey combined with turmeric powder help in skin lightning process. It's a natural remedy which can give you fair skin. Don't expect an overnight miracle. Apply this homemade honey face mask consistently to have results. One teaspoon of turmeric powder and a tablespoon of raw honey are mixed well to make a thick paste. This honey face mask recipe can reduce skin blemishes and scars. It is one of the best tips to get fair skin.

Honey and Lemon face mask to prevent acne and scars

Lemon is a clarifying agent and combined with honey, this honey face mask help to fight with acne, pimples and scars giving you fair complexion and glowing skin. Lemon, honey face mask is beneficial for you if you have oily skin, which is more prone to breaking out in pimples and scars. The astringent quality of lemon makes this face mask perfect for natural glow.

Honey face masks for clear and glowing skin

For clear and glowing skin, you can apply raw honey direct from the jar. Leave this mask for at least half an hour. Now, rinse off with lukewarm water. Follow this thrice a week and ask your mirror to check difference on your face as mirror never lies. Honey face mask will restore moisture to the skin, leaving it glowing and clean.

Honey and Yogurt face mask for natural glow

Take 2 teaspoon of honey and mix it with 2 tbsp of yogurt. Yogurt will refine your pores and honey will help to calm any inflammation in the skin. Honey and yogurt face mask recipe work together to restore balance in the skin and give it a healthy glow.

Honey and avocado face mask to nourish skin

This honey face mask will nourish and moisture your skin. It is ideal facial mask for dry skin. Avocado is a rich source of natural oils. This homemade honey avocado face mask will nourish, make tighter your skin and improve the skin complexion.

Honey and Oatmeal face mask to clean your pores

Oatmeal is a great softening exfoliant. Mix oatmeal and honey to make a facial mask. This honey face mask will remove your dead cells from skin and clear your pores. It is an excellent homemade facial scrub.

You can make an excellent honey face mask at home with little alterations in above face mask recipes. Honey is good for your health as well as skin care because of its several health and skin benefits.

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wrinklestudent 5 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

I never knew honey could fight wrinkles. Is there a specific anti-aging face mask I should make? Or will the honey & yogurt mask be good?

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Cyndi10 5 years ago from Georgia

Great information here. I never realized the honey + water = hydrogen peroxide. I knew it had antibacterial properties, now I know why. Thank you for some great information on uses of honey. Welcome to hubpages, by the way.

Ly 4 years ago

Would love to try this honey face mask to see how my skin responds


Niki sahni 4 years ago

Thnku fr gvng the best home remedies .. But got a question here do v need honey with comb or just any honey will work & also do honey & turmeric works to lighten the pigmentation??

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Neha Sadana 4 years ago from India Author

Yes, Honey and Turmeric powder facial mask will help to lighten the pigmentation on your skin. This is one of the excellent benefits of honey on skin.

Consistent use of Honey and turmeric face mask will also reduce skin scars and blemishes, giving you clear, toned and flawless skin on face.

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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

What great home remedies. I will be sure and try them. Every woman loves a facial mask once in a while.

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Neha Sadana 4 years ago from India Author

Hello friend!! Do try these honey face masks, I am waiting for your feedback :)

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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

These are all excellent remedies. My uncle had a honey bee farm and I remember using honey on my face in the morning as part of my skin care routine as far back as when I was in high school. I definitely believe in the magic of honey. When I look at the fact that my mom is in her late seventies and she doesn't have a single wrinkle on her face, it gives me assurance in the benefits of using honey.

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Kawaljit kaur 4 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

Highly informative! Seems workable and useful. Thanks for sharing such wonderful tips.

tiara 4 years ago

I have pits on my face left after the pimples.do honey aand turmeric work to make my skin pits free?

kiran 4 years ago

thanxs for information.

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sminut13 4 years ago from singapore

thanks for this informative hub. will definitely try out some easy masks here and see if it works. it definitely sounds promising from earlier comments, but the only problem is, i'm too lazy so it won't be consistent and i might not see the results hehehe

jhoang 4 years ago

Hello all,

I just wanted to let you all know that I do a face mask almost everynight. Avocado with honey, white egg with lemons, honey with lemons. Some times I use pure honey itself on my face....

I am 57 now but people can not guess my age correctly. They always guess that I am just about 40 or 45.

Spotty 3 years ago

Would mixing some of these ingredients help? for example can I mix honey, oatmeal and turmeric?

Fara 3 years ago

I am 34 y.o and lately i have these annoying pimples on my forehead. Will definitely try the lemon honey mask..

Can honey help fight rosacea too???

Annekell 3 years ago

good one. I will try it. :)

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passionate77 3 years ago

very nice post about getting beauty through natural organic ways, simply i love how smooth honey leave my skin every time i apply it whether direct or just mixing with other natural ingredients like, egg, olive oil or lemon juice. it always gives perfect result. nice article, thanks for sharing, stay blessed!

Nee 3 years ago

Do i need to moisturizer after remove the face mask? I have oily combination skin. For the past months my skin seems to get dehydrated.

Please help!


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Neha Sadana 3 years ago from India Author

Hello, If you feel that your skin look dehydrated even after removing honey face mask, then you can apply any oil free moisturizer or aloe vera gel. Alloevera gel manages oily skin very well.

Manoon 3 years ago

Great tips ! i used the one w yogurt...

Everyone have been commenting that it is giving me glowing skin.

skin care natural 3 years ago

I am unable to read articles online very often, but I'm glad I did today. It’s a pleasure that I come across your article that has surfaced complete benefit to my knowledge.

oily skin facial 3 years ago

I really appreciate your understanding about the topic and glad enough to come across such a beautiful rendering of this issue- which has hardly any information in the internet.

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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

Hmmm... that's why honey never gets "old" or stale! Maybe I have found the fountain of youth, hehehe. Thanks for sharing. Up and useful, interesting.

honeybee 3 years ago

i started using honey and yogurt masks, both separately almost daily for about a week or so, and have been seeing positive results! the acne has calmed down a lot and my face looks more healthier then i've seen it in a long time. going to incorporate the honey and tumeric mask to see how that goes. thanks for the tips =)

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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

Am interesting hub with some amazing used of this wonderful natural resource. Who would have thought that honey used externally would have so many benefits.

sameeya 3 years ago

nice....information ...will it be worty

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Neha Sadana 3 years ago from India Author

Yes this information about honey face masks will be worthy. Try it, you will not regret!

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torrilynn 3 years ago

Thanks for the article. Honey is very versatile indeed and holds many benefits. Voted up and useful.

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Ebonny 3 years ago from UK

Many thanks for sharing this great info about the benefits of honey for the skin. Will link to my own hub about Melasma home remedies. Voted up etc.

Jennifer 3 years ago

Oh my, this information is so accurate. Honey has definitely done wonders for my skin and they were immediately noticeable. I'm an African American who just turned 30. And the cold weather, all of a sudden, started making my skin extremely dry. So I started looking for the miracle product that could keep my face hydrate throughout the work day. All the products were so expensive, so I decided to try a cheap home remedy, and I choose to try honey as a cleanser. I just smooth a drop or 2 of honey on to my wet face. I've been doing it for 3 weeks now and let me tell you, I can't remember ever having my face be this smooth, this hydrated, and have my skin look this even. I was so amazed with the results that I had to research just how honey does what it does, and that's how I can across this site. Thanks for this page. It's very informative. I will definitely try the other ways that you have posted here for using honey.

Sparta from cpt 3 years ago

Cumeric and honey paste =magic on my face its glowing and no more brake outs thanks...water,honey,cumeric a spoon of each and put it for 5 seconds in micro wave then put it all over your face at least 3 time a week and always wash ure face two time a day..thanks...for more info email at xolile.spata@ovi.com

farha 2 years ago

Tommrow on words u am using honey & turmric so ,my skin become fair with honey & turmric

farha 2 years ago

I am using turmric, honey paste apply on my face after 25 minutes I wash my face then my face is burning after some minutes my burning is stop its good for my skin pls give me reply friends

blabla 2 years ago

though I must admit that honey is good for both the body and skin, there are probably some mistakes regarding water when being mixed with honey that I can't just ignore. First of all, I doubt that honey mixed with water will produce hydrogen peroxide. Now I won't go too deep with the chemistry explanation. Let's just say that it's somehow both energetically and chemically impossible(unless you heat the mixture which I think would make the mask rather useless).

Now hydrogen peroxide(H2O2) is not a good news for the skin. yes, it has antimicrobial effect just only because it's a gift to the cells(BOTH human's and bacteries' cells).

" It has also been shown that hydrogen peroxide, even in dilute solutions and minute quantities can slow the healing process on wounds.Further, hydrogen peroxide applied to wounds can impede healing and lead to scarring because it destroys newly formed skin cells." as quoted from wikipedia

That being said I won't say that what I wrote is 100% correct either. It is only based on my knowledge as someone who learns biochemistry

urooj 2 years ago

for how long i hav to apply honey and turmeric mask on my skin ?

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mgeorge1050 2 years ago from West Georgia

Raw honey is the best, I use it for all kinds of health benefits every single day. Find a local beekeeper and buy some local honey.

rena 2 years ago

When is the right time to apply honey face mask? Morning or night? Hoping for ur immediate reply. Thanks.

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Neha Sadana 2 years ago from India Author

You can apply honey face mask any time. Apply honey on face with a wet finger and for 20 to 25 minutes. Regular application will give good results.

Anushee.. 2 years ago

I've jus put this face pack on.. Cuz I was literally sick and tired with my acne problem.. I had seen a video on YouTube thought to give it a try.. My face pack consist of besan(gram flour) haldi (turmeric) Curd and honey.. It's the first day and I plan to use it more often.. :) hope to get positive results before end of august cuz then my boyfriend is coming to see meh after long and I want to surprise him with a better skin.. :) haha fingers crossed!!

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Neha Sadana 2 years ago from India Author

All the best Anushee!! Hope this face mask for oily skin works wonders for your acne prone skin...

anushee 2 years ago

Thanx neha.. One querry is it advisable to use it on a daily basis???

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Neha Sadana 2 years ago from India Author

If you own an oily skin then you can use it daily. Also try adding few lemon drops in this face mask. It would be more effective!

anushee 2 years ago

Yes I have a super oilyy skin.. Sure I will try it.. Thanxxx its good to see that you are actively helping people..:)

D.W. 2 years ago

The author of this article has a deep understanding of the subject.

In respond to blabla: "What most people don't know is that honey has the necessary components to produce small amounts of hydrogen peroxide in a slow-release manner. This makes honey an ideal substance to use in the treatment of infected wounds and other bacterial disorders.

The slow-release mechanism in honey that produces hydrogen peroxide is a chemical reaction. Honey contains glucose and an enzyme added by honeybees called glucose oxidase. Under the right conditions, glucose oxidase has the ability to break down glucose into hydrogen peroxide.

Honey itself does not have the right conditions for this reaction to occur. To become active and begin breaking down the glucose in honey, the glucose oxidase requires a pH of 5.5 to 8.0. The pH of undiluted honey is between 3.2 and 4.5 which is far too low to activate the enzyme. Another condition is also required before the glucose oxidase becomes active. For the enzyme to break glucose down into hydrogen peroxide, a certain amount of sodium most be present.

Honey alone does not contain enough sodium to make this happen. However, skin and body fluids have relatively high pH and sodium levels. When honey comes in contact with skin or an open wound, the high pH and sodium levels activate the glucose oxidase and it begins to break down the glucose, releasing hydrogen peroxide. "

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CatherineGiordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

Useful information. I started learning about bees and honey from my friends who are beekeepers. Then I did additional research to do hubs on bees and honey. And now you have shown me another reason to love honey.

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Chocolatealchemy 2 years ago from London, United Kingdom

Raw honey is my favourite thing - will be trying these lovely sounding face masks the next time I'm having a home spa evening. Thanks for sharing them.

sowmya 23 months ago

How long I have to apply honey and turmeric mask

Tahera 20 months ago

Nice and

excellent information about honey.i will folllow defnetly.thank u..

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Kristen Howe 18 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Neha, what an interesting hub. I would try it out sometime, the next time I buy honey. Voted up!

Myra 17 months ago

Very informative article, I've just started with the Honey + Lemon and sometimes Honey + Olive Oil as a face mask and can already see the difference on my face. Clear and glowing and I'm planning on making it a routine.

Thanks for the article

Helpful.. 17 months ago

But....Will it irritate skin if we put the honey and turmeric facial mask whole night long

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Neha Sadana 17 months ago from India Author

Hello, you dont need to put honey and turmeric mask overnight, just leave it on your clean face for 20 to 25 minutes. Your skin will be red for few minutes after washing off the mask.

saumya 16 months ago

Hi neha my skin is so dry can i apply raw honey on my face???

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Neha Sadana 16 months ago from India Author

Yes you can saumya, apply honey on your face with wet finger for 20 minutes, you will feel a instant change in your skin. Skin will be more soft, less dry and rough!

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