5 DIY Honey Face Masks
If you’ve never treated your skin to a honey face mask, then you are missing out on some major skin rejuvenating benefits. There are a variety of uses of honey thanks to its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. As if that wasn’t enough, organic honey is a natural humectant, which means extra moisture for your skin. Since the skin on your face is more exposed to the elements, it is much more prone to skin problem such as acne, dryness and inflammation. Facials give the skin a concentrated dose of vitamins and nutrients to help fight of these conditions and when combined with other vitamin rich natural ingredients, it makes for a powerful combination. The amazing thing about honey is that it is nourishing for all skin types!
Healing Aloe Vera and Honey Mask
* Aloe Vera contains the hormones Auxin and Gibberellins that aid in wound healing and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Mix one tablespoon of Aloe Vera (you can extract from the plant or purchase the gel from your local pharmacy) with one tablespoon of raw honey creating a creamy paste. Simply apply the paste to the face and allow to dry for about 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and wipe clean.
Moisture- Retaining Avocado, Lemon and Honey Mask
* Avocado contains a plethora of vitamins, healthy fatty acids and antioxidants that soften, hydrate and protect the skin from environmental damage.
* Thanks to the citric acid and Vitamin C contained in lemons, it makes a highly effective face mask for acne and brightens the skin.
Mash one half of an avocado with one tablespoon of raw honey and half a tablespoon of lemon juice. Combine the ingredients and massage the mixture into the face and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and wipe clean.
Exfoliating Brown Sugar and Honey Mask
*Brown sugar makes a gentle and exfoliator.
Create this simple face mask by combining one tablespoon of brown sugar with one tablespoon of raw honey. Once a good consistency is formed, spread the mixture on using your fingers and massage in using circular motion for about one minute and allow to remain on for five minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with cool water and wipe clean.
Anti-Inflammatory Coconut Oil and Honey
* Coconut Oil is antibacterial, antifungal, and the oil penetrates the skin locking in moisture from the inside out.
To fight acne, reduce redness, and soothe inflammation mix two teaspoons of coconut oil with one tablespoon of raw honey. Mix well and apply to the face, allowing it to remain for 20 minutes. Rinse using cool water and wipe clean.
Cleansing Oatmeal and Honey Mask
* Oatmeal contains the chemical compound saponin that harbors incredible cleansing properties.
Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with two tablespoons of cooked oatmeal. Once cooled, spread the mixture over the face and massage. Allow this to sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing using cool water and wipe clean.