Honey is full of great benefits for the skin. Honey has many properties that make this a goldmine for the skincare regime. it has antibacterial properties that are great in healing acne, antioxidant properties that help slow down the appearance of aging skin and lastly, it is extremely moisturizing and soothing, that will leave your skin healthy and glowing.
The best kind of honey to use is raw honey. Raw honey is the most original sweet liquid that honeybees produce from the concentrated nectar of flowers. Collected straight from the extractor, it’s unheated, unpasteurized, and unprocessed; which for the most part you can find at any health food store, such as, The Health Tree or Marche Tau. I would beware of the honey sold at most supermarkets, because regular honey is processed and pasteurized. Raw honey is a tad more expensive than the regular honey, but it is worth it as anything you put on your is absorbed into your body.
Below I have found a few honey facials for every skin type, and the best part, you only need 2 to 3 ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge or pantry! There is no need to spend lots of money to look fabulous.
1) Honey Face Mask for Acne-Prone skin
- 3 teaspoons raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix the honey and cinnamon together, and apply to your face. Leave the mask on for 10-30 minutes. The antibacterial properties of both the honey and the cinnamon are especially beneficial for acne-prone skin. (Cinnamon can occasionally be irritating if your skin is really sensitive, so you might want to do a patch test on the back of your hand first.)
2) Honey Face Mask for Dry Skin
- 1 teaspoon mashed avocado
- 1 teaspoon plain whole milk yogurt
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
Mix the ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. spread the mixture over your face and let it sit for 20-30 minutes before washing it off. The fats in the avocado and whole milk yogurt are deeply moisturizing to the skin, while the lactic acid in the yogurt soothes your skin, refines pores, and stimulates collagen production.
3) Honey Face Mask for Sensitive Skin
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera gel
Stir the Aloe Vera and the honey together and apply over your face. Leave it on for about 10-20 minutes. Aloe Vera soothes inflammation and calms your skin, perfect for those with sensitive, irritated skin.
4) Honey Face Mask for Scars and Dark Spots
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine the lemon juice and honey, and apply the mixture to your face. Allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. Lemon juice exfoliates your skin, brightens dark spots and fades scars. Your skin will feel smooth and soft right away, but it may take a few applications to notice a real difference in scars and spots.
I will definitely be adding raw honey to my next shopping list. According to celebrity news, Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Scarlett Johansson are big fans of the honey facials, and who doesn’t want to have skin like J.Lo? Good enough for them, good enough for me!
Psst, hey guys, we know you’re vain too, so give it a try! We won’t tell anyone!
Honey on my friends.