Recently, we posted about how honey, and other natural (food) products, are great for your hair. But, honey can also do wonders to your skin! Actually, many daily skin-care products contain honey and here are just some of the reasons why:
- Honey is a great anti-aging agent since it is full of antioxidants and it protects your skin from harmful UV, which is perfect for the summer season!
- Honey absorbs skin impurities, making it an ideal cleansing agent.
- Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention.
Pretty great benefits so far! I also love that I don’t necessarily need to rely on expensive skin-care products to take care of my skin. Here are four different mask for various skin types. Let’s give it a try!
Honey facial mask for oily acne-prone skin
- 3 teaspoons of honey
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Mix these two ingredients together and apply while letting it sit for 15-30 minutes. Cinnamon has antibacterial properties which is also great against acne. However be careful if your skin is very sensitive, cinnamon can sometimes irritate your skin, so you might want to try a patch test on the back of your hand first.
Honey facial mask for sensitive skin
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
Mix both ingredients together and apply it on your face for 10-20 minutes. Aloe vera gel will help with inflammations and calm your skin. I usually apply these masks when I am studying or working on my computer before going to sleep, the next morning my skin feels great!
Honey facial mask for dry skin
- 1 teaspoon mashed avocado
- 1 teaspoon plain whole milk yogurt
- 1 teaspoon of honey
For this mask mix all ingredients in a bowl until it becomes a smooth cream. Spread the mixture and leave the mask on your face for 20-30 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. This mask left my skin feeling silky, supple and soft!
Honey facial mask for scars and dark spots
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
Mix both ingredient together and apply the mixture to your face for 20-30 minutes. The lemon juice works as an astringent juice, it exfoliates your skin, it cleans out impurities by drying out excess of sebum and it brightens dark sport on your skin. You can apply this honey mask twice a week and soon you will start seeing nice results!
Honey, are you ready for some flawless skin? Have a try with these masks and let us know what you think!