Ladies, let us give it to you straight up, without mincing any words — all swanky serums, face masks and scrubs aside, nothing works better for your skin than some magical natural ingredients. And if we were to pick a king ingredient, one that does the job of a thousand creams and brightening serums, it’s got to be honey! Why honey, you ask? Well, to start with, it’s a natural humectant, meaning it attracts moisture and keeps your skin plump and glowy. It is antibacterial, a property that keeps acne at bay, and it has antioxidants too, that will make your skin healthy, radiant and absolutely flawless. Need we say more? Without further delay, we get to the point and give you the best face masks to make with honey and give your skin the treat it deserves!
Honey mixed with lemon is a great combination. You’re now familiar with the properties of honey, and combined with those of lemons (which is a natural bleaching agent and is loaded with Vitamin C) makes for a great face mask. This mask, among many others, will leave you with glowing skin like never before.
Step 1: Pour 1 tablespoon honey in a bowl.
Step 2: Squeeze half a lemon in it.
Step 3: Mix this up well and apply it onto your face and neck.
Step 4: Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and use a warm washcloth to wipe it off.
Apply this thrice a week.
We already told you that honey is a natural humectant. And this awesome ingredient mixed with other hydrating ingredients from your refrigerator, like avocados and yoghurt, make a face pack that will pack your face with oodles of moisture. This mask is rich in Vitamin B, E, A, and D, calcium, zinc, copper, manganese and magnesium. Need we explain further just how good it is for your dry skin?
Step 1: In a bowl, pour one large spoon of raw honey.
Step 2: Add to that, 1 teaspoon of mashed avocado and 2 teaspoons of thich yoghurt.
Step 3: Mix up these ingredients well and apply it onto your face.
Step 4: Let this sit on your face for 20-25 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Do this twice a week.
While the consistency of honey is soft and sticky, when mixed with oatmeal, it becomes a great scrub that sloughs off dead skin cells. This honey face pack will leave you with smooth and supple skin in no time.
Step 1: Use a bowl, and pour into it one tablespoon of honey, and powdered oatmeal.
Step 2: Apply the paste on your face and neck.
Step 3: Leave the pack on for 15-20 minutes, till it dries up.
Step 4: Before washing it off, scrub it in a circular motion on your face.
Use this mask once a week.
Turmeric is known to fade blemishes, reduce discolouration and leave you with even-toned skin. And honey, on the other hand, is a slight bleaching agent that exfoliates and promotes cell growth. This winning combination will work like magic for your scars and dark spots.
Step 1: Pour 1 tablespoon honey into a bowl and add to it a pinch of raw turmeric.
Step 2: Add to this mixture, 1 teaspoon of yoghurt and apply it onto your face.
Step 3: Leave this on for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Do this once in a week.
Honey has many wonderful properties and when you add baking soda to it, it works as a great exfoliator. Baking soda is alkaline in nature so you must tone your face after using it on your face to restore your skin’s pH balance. This will easily remove your black and whiteheads, leaving you with smooth and radiant skin.
Step 1: Pour one spoon raw honey onto your palm, and add 2 pinches of baking soda to it.
Step 2: Rub your palms together to make the honey warm up, work the baking soda into it.
Step 3: Gently apply this mixture to your dry face, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes after massaging it in.
Step 4: Wipe this off with a warm washcloth.
Apply this face mask once in 10 days.