Honey Face Mask Recipe 2 Ways
How to make a honey face mask at home with two ways to make an incredible honey face mask recipe for glowing skin!
If you’ve been searching for a face mask for glowing skin, you can make at home – stop here! I’ve concocted two ways to make a honey face mask with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen pantry.
If you’re skeptical about slathering sticky honey all over your face—don’t be.
Honey is incredible for the skin! It’s always fascinated me with all those intriguing benefits inside its beautiful gold that starts with tiny bees drinking nectar from flowers. Maybe if we only drank flower nectar, we could create liquid gold too!
But, according to the Honey Association, it’s not as simple as it sounds. It takes honey bees gathering nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
So, I take my honey seriously when I include it in beauty treatments like my honey almond bath melts, hot oil hair treatment, scalp detox scrub, cinnamon and honey lip balm, and honey soap bars.
And now, I’ve added this honey face mask recipe that you can customize according to what you have on hand.
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Is honey good for a face mask?
If you’ve wondered if honey makes a good face mask or does honey make skin glow, let me answer with a resounding yes. What does honey do to your face?
Honey is a delicious sweetener and a spectacular treat for the skin, containing antioxidants to counteract free radicals, alpha hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate, antimicrobial properties, and anti-inflammatory benefits. It also has the ability to absorb water molecules from the air to retain moisture because it’s a natural humectant.
And honey contains a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, zinc, and vitamin B6, that help to balance the skin’s pH levels.
In short, incorporating this sticky sweetener into a honey face mask benefits your skin in a variety of ways. But why just slather it on your face when you can quickly combine it with other impactful skincare ingredients?
What can I mix with honey for a face mask?
Incorporating natural clay, like Kaolin clay, will help exfoliate the skin and draw out impurities. I’ve found that this honey face mask recipe puts the brakes on a breakout, if you know what I mean. You can find other clay options in my natural skincare supplies resource.
I also include a splash of lavender witch hazel to help calm the skin and make the face mask mixture thinner and easier to apply. You could also use lavender hydrosol or lavender floral water.
Altogether it’s a simple yet highly effective face mask you can make at home.
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How To Apply A Face Mask:
Treat yourself to the abundant honey face mask benefits by following these five steps for how to apply a face mask.
1. Before applying a face mask, clean your face and remove any eye makeup. Try my homemade aloe vera face wash and DIY eye makeup remover pads.
2. Next, use a beauty spatula or clean fingertips to apply the homemade honey face mask in a thin layer to the skin, avoiding the eye area. You can also apply it to your upper neck area, decolletage, and over your eyebrows, if you want.
3. How long do I leave honey on my face? Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. During that time, rehydrate the mask by spritzing your face with a homemade hydrosol or face mist. Even better, steam your face mask with a face steam at home. To reap the most benefits, keep it working longer by not letting it completely dry.
4. Remove the face mask before it dries by splashing your face in warm water to soften the clay. Then gently rinse with a soft bamboo washcloth and pat dry. Avoid scrubbing the mask off: for stubborn areas, use a gentle face toner or witch hazel to remove.
5. To finish, apply a moisturizer such as a glow serum or face cream. I like to use this homemade face cream made with aloe vera after a face mask.
Can I use honey on my face daily? You can use honey in your skin care regimen daily, but as for a face mask, once or twice a week is plenty.
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How do you make a honey face mask for glowing skin?
I offer you two ways to customize this honey face mask recipe. Either way, you’ll have noticeably glowing skin afterward, too. And your skin will feel calm and fresh with the addition of lavender.
Honey Face Mask Ingredients:
½ teaspoon honey powder (optional)
1 teaspoon Kaolin clay
½ teaspoon raw honey or 1 teaspoon unfiltered honey
½ teaspoon lavender witch hazel
Honey Face Mask Recipe 1:
Combine ½ teaspoon of honey powder with 1 teaspoon of Kaolin clay in a small bowl. Add ½ teaspoon of lavender witch hazel and stir using a small spoon.
Then add ½ teaspoon of raw honey to the mixture. Blend the ingredients together until it looks like pancakes ready to fry.
Follow the steps above to apply a face mask for the best results.
Honey Face Mask Recipe 2:
Combine 1 ½ teaspoons of Kaolin clay with ½ teaspoon of lavender witch hazel in a small bowl. Stir together using a small spoon.
Then add 1 teaspoon of unfiltered honey to the mixture. Blend the ingredients and follow the steps above to apply a face mask.
I know your complexion will thank you, too, when you apply all the honey face mask benefits to your skin. I certainly feel a dramatic difference after use.
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