Three Easy Honey Masks

An Original Homemade Skin Care Recipe

These are three of my go-to honey masks. I love using honey in my rotation of masks, because it has natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties. Honey can aid in cellular regeneration, which makes it an excellent mask ingredient. Simply put, honey is packed with antioxidant and skin purifying nutrients. It's a worthwhile additive to your skincare routine.

Raw honey alone can replace most of your skincare routine. If you choose to only use honey to clean your face, it can calm acne, reduce inflammation, and leave your skin more hydrated. A honey mask is one of the best things you can do for your skin.

These are my three favorite honey masks, and I generally just rotate between these ones when I'm ready for a honey mask.

Honey, Plain and Simple

This classic recipe is just honey and essential oils. The essential oils are actually still a really important part here. Essential oils can enhance skincare in many ways. For this particular mask, I usually add Melaleuca because it combats acne, and together with the honey, leaves your skin very clean. You can read more about topical uses for essential oils here. You may find one that works better for your specific skin needs.

Ingredients:

  • Honey
  • (Optional) essential oils

Honey alone makes a great face mask for purifying skin, and healing acne. Honey's antibiotic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties make it very effective at healing facial infections like acne and other impurities. 

Spread a thin layer of honey all over a clean, dry face and let sit for about 30 minutes. Rinse clean with warm water.

Optional: add a few drops of essential oil to the honey before applying to your face to boost the healing process.

Cleansing, Healing Honey Mask

This recipe does not make this amount of mask

This is sort of a honey mid mask, but it's still a looser texture than a classic mud mask.

Bentonite Clay is also known as bentonite healing clay because of it's effect on skin. Bentonite clay puts off a charge that's very good for your circulation, and helps promote healing. It's very soothing to your skin as well, leaving your feeling rejuvenated. 

The essential oils I chose for this mask are Patchouli, Frankincense, and Levender.

Patchouli is good for fading blemishes or scars. It evens skin tone, and has a pleasant aroma in addition to calming the skin.

Frankincense has been known to fade or remove unwanted skin imperfection. It's ability to enhance healing is renowned. I try to incorporate frankincense in my skincare daily.

Lavender most people associate the smell of lavender with relaxation, because of it's ability to sooth the skin and nerves. Lavender promotes positive feelings, and emotional balance, while soothing the skin. I generally do my healing masks at the end of the day, so I like them to be a part of my relaxation routine.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Bentonite Clay
  • 2 tsp Water
  • (Optional) Essential Oils - recommended: Patchouli, Frankincense, or lavender.

Combine Honey and Bentonite clay thoroughly, mix in just enough water so it's easily spreadable. Optional: add a few drops of essential oil to further smooth the skin.

Apply to clean, dry face and let sit for 20 - 45 minutes.

This mask is for healing, and soothing the skin. 

Gentle Pore Cleansing Honey Mask:

This mask gently lifts dirt from your pores and brings it to the surface. The mask does not dry all the way, so when you are finished, you can just rinse the dirt from the surface of your pores. I generally use a gentle face scrub right after I rinse this mask, just to give my pores an extra cleansing.

Bentonite Clay is also known as bentonite healing clay because of it's effect on skin. Bentonite clay puts off a charge that's very good for your circulation, and helps promote healing. It's very soothing to your skin as well, leaving your feeling rejuvenated. 

Aloe Vera Gel many people know that aloe is good for your skin after a burn, but it actually contains a lot of nutrients that promote healing in many different scenarios. I chose aloe for this mask because it hydrates the skin, making it easier for the Charcoal to pluck the dirt from your pores.

Activated Charcoal works like a magnet with dirt. It sits on your skin and pulls toxins towards itself through your pores. This works very well to clear out an deep gunk, without having to damage your skin in the process.

Ingredients:

  • 1 T Honey
  • 1 T Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 tsp Bentonite Clay
  • 2 tsp Activated Charcoal Powder

Combine honey and aloe until smooth, slowly stir in bentonite clay and charcoal powder until there are no lumps.

Apply to clean dry face, and let sit for 15 - 30 minutes. Wash clean with warm water.

Honey cleanses the skin and kills excess bacteria. Aloe Vera, moisturizes rejuvenates the skin. Bentonite Clay, also called healing clay, help promote cellular growth and regeneration. Activated Charcoal, draws dirt and oils out of your pores and lifts to the surface.

Its important to rinse your face thoroughly after using a drawing mask, because everything in your pores has been lifted to the surface, and it ready to be rinsed away.


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