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Honey Mask

DIY BEAUTY: GLOW WITH HONEY

Enjoy luminous skin with this simple Honey mask recipe.

I love natural beauty recipes that you can whip up at home. I grew up with my mother making beauty concoctions in the kitchen that her mother taught her and they really would work! I wanted to share a quick and easy Honey mask recipe that you can make right at home and see glowing skin right away.

Why Honey?  Raw Honey, one of the most powerful and oldest skincare ingredients has been valued for its amazing medicinal properties for thousands of years and for good reason. Used throughout history by many women in ancient times as part of their beauty regimen, honey still continues to be a valuable ingredient that promises beautiful skin. Cleopatra used Honey in her milk baths, Queen Nefertiti used Honey to cleanse her face, the emperor’s courts in China during the Ming dynasty used a blend of honey and orange seeds to keep skin fresh and blemish free, Honey masks were applied in ancient India to keep skin youthful and free of scars. Tooting numerous benefits for your skin, it clearly has been a favorite in many beauty routines. High in antioxidants, it is wonderful for its anti-aging benefits as well as combating free radical damage. Honey’s antibacterial properties prevent and heal blemishes, while purifying pores. Extremely nourishing, its anti-inflammatory qualities soothe and heal the skin of irritations, redness and eczema.  Honey is also a very effective moisturizer and helps retain moisture within the skin. What’s best is that it is great for sensitive skin.

To enjoy all the benefits that honey has to offer, I wanted to share a DIY Honey mask recipe that can be easily prepared at home. This mask will hydrate, leave skin with a glow, clear and prevent blemishes, and will also calm skin. The bonus is that this all natural recipe is very gentle on the skin.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Add 2 tablespoons of raw honey

1 teaspoon of fresh lemon

 

DIRECTIONS:

Squeeze 1 teaspoon of the lemon into a bowl, mix in honey and stir until it is a syrup like texture. Apply mask to freshly cleansed face. Do not exfoliate your skin before applying this mask as the lemon juice can make it sting. Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes (use that time to unwind). Wipe off with a warm washcloth and follow with a rinse of cold water so that it helps to close the pores. Pat dry your face. You can follow with a moisturizer. This mask can be applied two to three times a week.

Note: It is important to use raw honey and if possible organic as this ensures that you receive the healing benefits of honey.

Load your skin with the glowing benefits of Honey and enjoy this nurturing beauty ritual.

 

All my best,

Shadoh Punnapuzha