Honey Face Masks

Honey has been an accepted and widely-used organic beauty product for many centuries now. Let us learn what a honey face mask can do for your skin.
The name sounds good, huh? Imagine what the feel will be like. Let me help you with that one a little―picture an air conditioned room, soft music in the background, the sweet scent of lavender wafting in the air and a warm honey face mask on your face. Mmm... do this and you could just drift off to sleep and the day's tensions would just bid you adieu one by one.

Who says a honey mask is only good for skin care? It can work wonders with your stress levels as well. Especially if you apply it in the way I just described above. Of course, that does not mean that if replicating a setting such as the one above is not possible, you don't apply it at all. Cause there really are a whole lot of benefits that you can get out of applying a honey mask.

Benefits

Moisturizes Skin
Using a honey face mask for dry skin is very beneficial because honey has the ability to attract moisture and retain it. Therefore, an application of this mask will benefit dry skin like not many others.

Anti-inflammatory Properties
It is a known fact that honey aids in the healing process of all wounds, burns, and scrapes. Therefore, applying a honey mask will help in treating the minor burns and wounds, if any.

Clears Skin
A honey mask will help to soften rough skin and make it smooth and supple thereby preventing the onset of wrinkles and fine lines.

Anti-aging Properties
A honey mask is filled with antioxidants which help to protect our skin against free radicals. Thus, they slow down the aging process by helping to neutralize these free radicals.

Other Benefits
  • This mask prevents discoloration of the skin and helps to keep it in one even coloring.
  • A honey mask helps to rejuvenate skin.
  • It is also beneficial for nourishing the skin and preventing infections.
  • Making use of this mask for acne has been a known remedy for this condition. It prevents the onset of pimples.
  • It prevents skin disorders like eczema because of a high content in enzymes and amino acids.
  • This face mask helps to renew skin cells thus leaving skin looking visibly younger and radiant.
Recipes

For Firming the Face

Ingredients
  • Honey (1 tbsp.)
  • Egg white (1 egg)
  • Glycerin (1 tsp.)
  • Flour (¼ cup)
Directions
  1. Mix the honey, glycerin, and egg white to make a solution.
  2. Now, add the flour and mix well until you make it into a paste.
  3. Apply to the face and neck in smooth motions.
  4. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
As a Facial

Ingredients
  • Honey (1 cup)
  • Oatmeal (uncooked, 1 cup)
  • Olive oil (¼ tsp.)
  • Avocado (½ cup)
Directions
  1. Mix the honey, olive oil, oatmeal, and avocado in a bowl.
  2. Apply to the face and neck in smooth motions.
  3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
As a Moisturizing Pack

Ingredients
  • Honey (2 tbsp.)
  • Whole milk (2 tsp.)
Directions
  1. Mix the honey and milk into a smooth consistency.
  2. Apply to the face and neck in smooth motions.
  3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
For Fighting Acne

Ingredients
  • Honey (2-3 tbsp.)
  • Cinnamon powder (3-4 tbsp.)
Directions
  1. Mix the honey and cinnamon powder into a smooth consistency.
  2. Apply on the affected region or the entire face before sleeping.
  3. Leave on for the entire night and wash it with warm water the morning after.
As a Nourishing Mask

Ingredients
  • Honey (1 tbsp.)
  • Aloe vera sap (1 tbsp.)
  • Kelp powder (1 tbsp.)
Directions
  1. Mix the honey, aloe, and kelp powder to the desired consistency.
  2. Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes before use.
  3. Apply a thick layer onto the face and neck in smooth motions.
  4. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
  5. Wait for 30 minutes then rinse off with cold water.
  6. Make sure that you do not use soap to wash your face.
Now that you know what the benefits and properties of a honey face mask are, go whip up a recipe from one of the above and get ready to see a fully moisturized, luxuriously supple, and radiant face.
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