Honey masks are placed on the skin to allow the ingredients to work their magic. Honey masks can remove impurities, reduce the look of your pores, and fight inflammation. You’ll experience not only clearer and softer skin but you may also notice a reduction in puffy eyes and fine lines around your mouth and eyes. Sounds great, right?
Here are a few DIY Honey Masks you can make at home….
Homemade Honey Yogurt Facial Mask
Combine two parts plain yogurt – Greek yogurt works well for this recipe – one part honey in a small bowl. A good amount is a quarter cup of yogurt to an eighth of a cup of honey.
With clean hands, massage the mask into your face.
Let it sit for fifteen minutes.
Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Pumpkin Honey Mask
Pumpkin is rich in fruit acids which are excellent for exfoliating your skin and causing it to produce collagen. It’s best if you use real pumpkin for this recipe, not canned pumpkin.
Cut the flesh of a pumpkin and remove the skin, seeds, and the slimy bits.
Boil the pumpkin chunks until they’re fork tender. Depending on the size of your chunks this can take 20 to 30 minutes.
Put the pumpkin into a food processor or blender and puree.
Combine two teaspoons of your pumpkin puree with a teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of cream or whole milk. You can use yogurt too.
With clean hands apply it to your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Apple & Honey
Combine one cored apple, leave the peel on, with a tablespoon of honey into your food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. You can store the mixture in a small mason jar in the refrigerator. When you want to use it on your face, apply it to your skin and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Rinse, pat dry and enjoy your glowing complexion. The apple has natural antioxidants and fruit acids that both clear away dead skin and leave your face feeling smooth and fresh.
You can also purchase many natural and organic cleansers, masks, and skin care products made with honey in your local natural stores or online. If you’re making your own products, look for organic raw honey as the main ingredient. This is the best choice for both first aid treatments as well as skin care.