Honey has been a staple ingredient for centuries for skin care routine. It has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which protects the skin from free radical damage and its natural humectant property retains moisture inside the skin. The stickiness of honey helps to pull away dead skin cells, dust and microbes and clears the pores. The hydration honey provides makes your skin soft, supple and elastic. So, antioxidant rich honey masks are best choice for getting a soft, smooth and younger looking skin.
Here Are Four Honey Face Masks Suitable For Different Skin Types:
1. Honey And Cinnamon Mask For Acne Prone Skin
The prime reason for acne is the blockage and infection of the sebum glands. Honey masks helps to clear this blockage and removes infectious bacteria from the pores and thus reduces the occurrence of acne.
1 tbsp. organic raw honey
1/2 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
Make a smooth paste by mixing honey and cinnamon powder. Apply all over your face and leave it on your skin for 20 minutes. Then wash off your face with lukewarm water. For sensitive skin use grated apple instead of cinnamon. Apple and honey mask will also work as gentle scrub and clear up the skin pores.
2. Honey, Avocado And Coconut Oil Mask For Dry Skin
If your skin is dry and flaky, this super moisturizing honey mask will help to lock moisture into the skin cells, making it feel soft and supple. From avocado you will get healthy fat i.e. vitamin E which will help to nourish dry skin. Coconut oil is also full of lubricating nutrients which will moisturize the skin. Honey as usual will work as humectant and nourish your skin with its powerful anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties. Together these 3 ingredients will make your dehydrated skin amazingly soft and supple.
½ of a ripe avocado
Coconut oil 1tsp
Mash or blend the avocado. Add honey and coconut oil and mix thoroughly until you get a creamy consistency. Apply on your washed face. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes. After 15-20 minutes, wash off your face scrubbing gently using warm water.
3. Honey And Lemon Mask For Clearing Blackheads, Dark Spots And Discoloration
This mask will help to keep your skin clean, fresh and moisturized. Lemons are packed with antioxidant vitamin C and acetic acid and honey also has strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties which together works well to remove blackheads, acne, dark spots and discoloration and leaves your skin fresh and moisturized.
Juice of ½ a lemon (preferably organic)
1 tablespoon raw honey (organic)
Combine both ingredient and apply the mask on your entire face and neck. Leave it on your skin for 20 minutes to let it work. Wash off with lukewarm water. Use this mask once a week to fade scars, dark spots etc. and brighten up your skin.
4. Honey And Aloe Vera Mask For Sensitive Skin
This soothing aloe and honey mask will provide antimicrobial and moisturizing benefits of honey and anti-inflammatory benefits of Aloe Vera gel which will help to calm and soothe sensitive skin along with fighting acne and blemishes.
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp. Aloe Vera gel
Combine both the ingredients and apply on your entire face. Leave for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. You can safely use this mask 2-3 times a week to calm inflamed skin.
5. Honey And Green Tea Mask For Glowing Skin
This universal mask can be applied on any skin type. Both green tea and honey are rich in antioxidant that helps to combat the free radical damage caused to the skin. By calming inflammation, removing age spots, blackheads, wrinkles and fine lines, this mask helps rejuvenate your skin and brings extraordinary glow.
2 tsp. green tea extract
2 tbsp. organic honey
Mix both ingredient and apply on your entire face and wait for 15-20 minutes to allow the mask to work. Wash off your face with lukewarm water to find the difference. Repeated application once a week will bring amazing glow to your skin.