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!
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. Lemons are a natural bleaching agent and are loaded with Vitamin C, which makes them great for a face mask. This honey face mask for glowing skin, among many others, will leave you totally satisfied!
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.
This awesome ingredient mixed with other hydrating ingredients from your refrigerator, like avocados and yoghurt, make a honey face pack for dry skin 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 mask 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.
Honey is known to control oil production through its naturally humectant nature. Add red clay and apple cider vinegar to the mixture, and you’ve got the recipe to fight excessive oil production! Red clay efficiently absorbs the excessive oil from the skin while apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH of your skin, thus leading to a soft, clear skin! So get this honey face mask for oily skin and kiss that sebum goodbye!
Step 1: Take a bowl and pour one teaspoon of honey.
Step 2: Add a teaspoon of moroccan clay and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
Step 3: Mix well to form a paste.
Step 4: Apply evenly on your face and let it sit for 15 minutes.
Repeat once every week.
The biggest problem when it comes to having a sensitive skin is that you run the risk of your skin developing rashes or breaking out every time you experiment with a new product! Well, not anymore, for our honey mask for sensitive skin will give your skin all the TLC that it needs. Yes, you read it right! Honey mixed with matcha and essential oil will go a long way in ridding your skin from inflammation. Here’s how:
Step 1: Take a bowl and pour one tablespoon of honey.
Step 2: Add one teaspoon of matcha powder.
Step 3: Add your preferred essential oil (jojoba or almond).
Step 4: Mix well to form a paste-like consistency.
Step 5: Apply all over on your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes
Repeat twice every week.
Not only does honey help you in maintaining that supple texture, but its antioxidant-rich properties also help in keeping wrinkles at bay! Mix a bit of rosehip oil and you’re all done! Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A, which makes it the perfect ingredient for a mature skin. Not only does it remove discolouration and age spots, but it also helps in fighting the damaging effects of sun rays.
Step 1: Pour one tablespoon of honey in a bowl.
Step 2: Add five drops of rosehip oil.
Step 3: Mix well and apply it all over your face.
Step 4: Keep it on for 4o minutes.
Repeat daily for best results.
Honey can also be used as an efficient scrub. Add a bit of sugar to it and you’ve got all the ingredients you need for a beautiful skin. A honey and sugar scrub not only cleanses your pores from within, but it also polishes your skin by getting rid of those stubborn dead cells. In addition to this, the moisturising properties of olive oil will also keep your skin from getting dry!
Step 1: Mix two tablespoons of honey and half a tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl.
Step 2: Add half a tablespoon of sugar and mix well.
Step 3: Cleanse face and apply it while gently massaging for 2-5 minutes on your target areas.
Step 4: Keep it on for 20 minutes and rinse it off.
Repeat twice every week.
Now that you know about all the ways you could use the honey in your kitchen to give your skin some love, now comes the question of essentially why this wonder-product is so good for your skin! There are more than one reasons behind why a honey face mask benefits your skin so well!
To start with, it’s a natural humectant, meaning it attracts moisture and keeps your skin plump and glowy. It also breaks up the production of excessive sebum, thus preventing your skin from producing too much oil. 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? Having said that, we suggest you use raw honey if you want to get the best out of these face masks, and if it's okay for you to splurge, Manuka honey is the absolute best! Not only is super good for your immunity, but it also has a number of first-aid benefits!
While we all spend a ton of money on fancy skin care products and serums, your skin can also get some TLC through some honey lying in your kitchen cabinet! Not only can you use it as a face mask, but you can also use it to wash your face and as a face scrub as well! Whatever you do, achieve best results by starting with a clean skin. Next, lay a warm, wet, washcloth on your face to open up all your pores. Next apply the honey face mask and let your skin soak up all the benefits. Make it a point to wash your face with cold water after this so that your pores close to lock in the benefits. You can also use a toner to give an extra layer of protection. Follow this up with a massage from your favourite face oil and you’re done!
This story was updated in March 2019.