As you all have red my previous articles about hair packs and face packs. In most of the packs I have advised to use honey. As honey is naturally hydrating, helping to lock moisture into your skin. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. So it’s great to use on problem skin: and it is packed with vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium. And it contains antioxidants, which helps to keep the skin look young and fresh. As everyone knows it is a very delicious ingredient from our kitchen.
Honey is perfect for those looking for an all-natural, organic way to look beautiful without chemicals. Honey packs more than just a sweet punch. Throughout the centuries, legendary beauties have used honey as part of their skin and hair care treatment. Legend has it that Cleopatra used honey to moisturize her skin and look beautiful, and honey’s beauty claims are finally being backed by science. Honey is naturally soothing, great for those who suffer from skin blemishes and acne.
Honey is used as a fundamental ingredient in various beauty treatments due to its antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits. Honey offers natural protection to repair skin damage, while promoting the skin’s ability to rejuvenate. Not just that, honey also absorbs impurities from skin pores.
Below are the different types of benefits of honey for skin.
HONEY FOR SKIN
Mild Honey Cleanser
Pampering the skin begins with thorough cleansing.
Mix ¼ cup of honey with 1 tbsp liquid soap and ½ c glycerin’s. Apply gently on skin using a face towel, rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Honey Oats Face Scrub
Take 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp finely ground almonds, 2 tbsp dry oatmeal, and add some lemon juice or yogurt for a luxurious and exfoliating facial scrub massage. Gently apply the mixture and massage your face thoroughly, then rinse with warm water. This blend gives a deeply emollient cleansing to the pores of your face. Almonds and oats are superb exfoliants for softening the skin.
Facial toning is a key to bring back moisture to skin and readjust the facial pH balance after cleansing.
In a blender or food processor, combine. 1 peeled, cored apple with a tablespoon of honey and pulse until smooth. Apply mixture to face and allow staying for 15 minutes, then rinse.
Different types of honey face mask
1. Honey and Lavender Face Mask
Take 1 tbsp of raw honey, 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Dampen your face with warm water, and smooth on the honey and lavender mixture. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. This facial mask mixture is ideal for all skin types. A facial mask will give the skin necessary nutrition it needs.
2. Honey Firming Face Mask
This honey beauty recipe will naturally firm and tone your face, leaving your skin feeling smooth and clean while minimizing pores and helping erase the signs of aging thanks to honey’s natural antioxidants (the darker the honey, the more antioxidants it has!). Whisk an egg white with a spoonful of organic honey and gently rub onto your face. Leave this firming face mask on for at least 10 minutes, and then gently rinse off with warm water.
3. Honey and Oatmeal Face Mask
Take 1 / 3 cup finely ground oatmeal, 3 tablespoon raw honey or enough to make a smooth paste,1 tablespoon rose water or orange flower water. Blend oatmeal with honey until well mixed. If too thick and unmanageable, add a little rose water or orange flower water. Spread over clean face with the exception of your eyes and leave on for ½ hour. Relax while it is on. Remove this, a good astringent should be applied to tone the skin.
4. Soothing Skin Clarifier For Acne
Take 1/2 cup warm water and then add 1/4 tablespoon salt. Dab of raw honey. Mix warm water and salt. Using a cotton ball, apply mixture directly to blemish. Maintain pressure with cotton ball for several minutes, to soften blemish. Using a cotton swab, dab raw honey on blemish; leave on 10 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. You can use a dab of raw honey anytime on blemishes!
5. Honey and Egg Face Mask
Take 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon raw honey, 1 teaspoon glycerin and gram flour. Wisk together egg white, honey, and glycerin. Add flour to form a paste. Apply over face and neck. Leave on 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
6. Honey and yogurt face mask for dry and sensitive skin
Take 1 teaspoon of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of chopped hazelnuts and 4-5 drops of olive oil. Mix everything and when you got a homogeneous cream and apply it on your face without massaging, leaving it for about 10 minutes, then washed off with warm water.
7. Honey and yogurt face mask for oily skin
Take 1 teaspoon of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of chopped hazelnuts and 4-5 drops of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients together and applied on the face for about 10 minutes. After this time, wash the face with warm water.
8.Nourishing mask and adds vitamins
Take 2 teaspoons of yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey and 1/2 banana puree. Mix together and apply on your face for 10 minutes, then rinse your face with warm water.
Remember to always do the allergy tests before using any kind of face mask for acne if you notice irritation or adverse effects do not use them immediately and wash your face.