The skin says a lot about the general health of a human body. As a result, skin care is one of the most important routines that healthy people are keen to maintain while using the right ingredients. The benefits of using natural honey for skin care have been documented over the years. An all-natural honey face mask will enable your skin tap into the potent healing properties of raw honey. In addition to the glow, healing and well-known health benefits on your face, it is easy to perform at home, only require 15-30 minutes of your time and can be used for all skin types.
Why all natural honey?
Honey cleanses pores and inhibits growth of microbes because of its strong antimicrobial properties that prevents infections. Its waxy part gives a soft, smooth and shiny appearance to your skin. Therefore, you can use it without mixing with any other ingredient. Do not be discouraged by the stickiness because it is extremely beneficial. It pulls away dust and dead skin.
Recipe for a good honey face mask
The recipe for a honey face mask depends on your skin type and purpose. For a dry skin, you need a combination of a teaspoon of natural honey, mashed avocado and plain whole milk yoghurt. Avocado and whole milk yoghurt are deeply moisturizing. When you are dealing with an oily skin you need a mix of 2 tablespoons natural honey, a puree of an apple and half teaspoon of sage. If you have a sensitive skin and react to most of other face creams or masks, combine 2 teaspoons of natural honey and a teaspoon of aloe Vera. Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties to soothe you skin. Although this may seem misplaced, a mask made from natural honey and aspirin is very effective for oily skin.
A number of people need a honey mask to heal scars and clear dark spots. In this case, you need a mixture of honey and lemon. Mix two table spoons of honey with a half tablespoon of lemon juice. This mixture exfoliates the skin, lightens dark spots and fades scars. You can also add yoghurt to this combination. Alternatively, for an acne-prone skin, use a mask out of honey and cinnamon. Here, mix 3 teaspoons of natural honey and half teaspoon of cinnamon. You can go further and experiment with a combination of tea tree oil or kelp aloe vera.
Tips for getting the best out of the mask
Depending on why you are using the face mask and the nature of ingredients involved, apply the mask and rest for about 15 to 30 minutes. Use freshly prepared masks for best results. Where you are using a combination of other ingredients masks, ensure that the other ingredients are organic as well. Once in a while, you can steam your face with the mask on to help you open skin pores. Do not use any type of soap to wash the mask. The results will not come overnight so do not be too hard on yourself. Give yourself a week or two. Find out if you have any allergic reactions to any of the ingredients.