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Have you tried using Honey as Face Mask
Honey Mask as a Face Mask?
I love my beauty products, I'll admit it, I am a beauty junkie.
But through my research into natural beauty, I have discovered that lots of the products we buy are filled with chemicals! And what we put ON our bodies, goes INTO our bodies.
So when I stumbled across this common kitchen ingredient that can improve your skin, I couldnt believe it. Then I tried it, and I was hooked. Smooth, soft, moisturised skin, fewer spots/breakouts, and really inexpensive! What is this wonder ingredient?
Would you believe me if I told you that honey as a face mask was the best you can use?
Well, you will be pleased to know it not only competes with high end face masks but it actually wins.
Keep on reading to find out why.
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The Best Honey to choose for your face mask
When choosing a honey for your face mask there are a few things to keep in mind.
Choose honey that is raw and organic. This is because it is in it's purest form and will be more beneficial to the skin. As it contains less nasties
Is honey good for your face?
Is using a Honey as a Face Mask really effective?
Honey is naturally antibacterial, soothing and healing to the skin. Honey has been used for hundreds (probably thousands) of years as a skin healer and beauty product.
Honey and a honey mask are essential elements in all natural skin care. Honey is the queen of skin care ingredients and has been used for thousands of years.
Honey has many positive skin care properties. The best is that honey is a good moisturizer, as it grabs moisture from the environment and brings it to the skin. This makes it wonderful ingredient to use to fight dry skin and to help rejuvenate the skin, which leads to less fine lines and fine wrinkles.
Honey is traditionally known as a natural antibacterial. It is used (even in some allopathic medicine) as a skin healer (for example, helping to heal ulcers). Because of this skin healing action, it may be helpful for people with acne.
It is no wonder why so many facial mask recipes include honey in their ingredients.
It's important to use raw honey in particular because that means it hasn't been heated or processed, so it still contains all its essential nutrients and enzymes (which are usually destroyed otherwise when heated and processed).
Of course, you can be allergic to anything - so if you're allergic to honey, this is not the beauty tip for you! But for everyone else, yes, honey IS good for your face (and all of your skin). Give a honey face mask a try!
Summary of a few of the benefits of raw honey as a face mask
- It has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties (great for healing cuts and burns and killing bacteria)
- It's packed with nutrients and minerals such as vitamin B, iron, calcium...
- It contains gluconic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid which brightens the complexion
- It has a pH level of 4.5 so it falls within the skin's natural healthy range
- When mixed with water, it releases peroxide properties which helps heal acne and prevent bacterial growth
- It acts as a humectant, drawing moisture into the skin
- Contains alpha hydroxy acids, which help to gently exfoliate the skin.
- Honey is very powerful as it contains lots of great enzymes, vitamins and anti-septic properties that are great for the skin.
How to use Honey as a Face Mask
Honey is so gentle on the skin that you can really do this facemask as often as you like.
I do it once to twice a week and have seen an improvement in the redness and moisture of my skin. And if I get a blemish it heals quicker after uing this mask.
Tie back hair. Apply to dry, cleansed skin.
Apply layer of honey all over face. Let sit 10 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water or a warm washcloth. (If you want to make a mini-spa experience out of it, try an herbal face steam first, then a honey mask.)
Read on to find DIY recipes for more ways of using honey as a mask.
What you will need
Organic and raw honey is the best type to use
Honey gets sticky so keep you hair away from you face when using your honey face mask
Honey Face Mask Recipes
Basic Honey Face Mask
This Mask will moisterise and nourish, skin will be left glowing and clear
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons honey
10 drops of almond oil
Whip the above ingredients together until a creamy consistency is achieved. Store any extra in a wide-mouth jar for future use.
Honey Face Mask with Crushed Almonds
This mask will draw impurities out of the skin and the clay will help absorb excess oil. The crushed almonds will offer exfoliation. This honey face mask will be perfect for blemish prone skin
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons finely crushed almonds
1 teaspoon powdered clay
4 tablespoons uncooked oatmeal or cornstarch
Mix the ingredients together and add a little water if the mixture is too thick to spread. Apply the honey almond mask to the face. Gently massage the face, using an upward, circular motion as you rinse.
Honey Face Mask with Avocado
This mask will be refreshing and soothing, lovely for sensitive and sore skin.
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of dry buttermilk powder
medium size avocado, mashed (dry skin formula) or
cup cucumber puree (oily skin formula)
Combine the honey, buttermilk powder, and mashed avocado and stir until the mixture is smooth.
Honey Protein Face Mask
1 tablespoon honey
teaspoon lemon juice or cider vinegar
1 tablespoon bee pollen
teaspoon wheat germ oil or glycerin
1 egg white at room temperature or 1 small whole egg
The first step is to combine the honey, pollen, and lemon juice ingredients. These ingredients should be mixed well until the honey softens. Next, add the remaining ingredients and mix until the mixture is homogeneous.
Have you ever tried using honey as a face mask? How did it work for you? Give it a try for a few days, and let me know how it works for you!