There are a ton of honey masks. Honey can be mixed with medicinal herbs and other healthy products.
Honey masks are often used for oily skin or to treat acne. This is completely safe for your skin, unlike chemical peels or commercial mattifying solutions made in factories.
Honey masks for skincare
Here are a few other mask recipes that are guaranteed to help you banish zits and improve your skin’s overall condition.
Note: do not use honey masks if you’re allergic to honey.
How do you know if you’re allergic? Put a tiny bit of honey on your wrist and wait for a few hours. If you don’t notice any unusual symptoms (rash, itching, etc.), then you’re not allergic.
Classic honey mask
You don’t need any other ingredients for this mask. Just regular filtered honey. it clears up pores, prevents the spread of harmful microorganisms on the skin’s surface and relieves inflammation. Plus, the wax micro-particles in the honey smooth out the skin and give it a healthy glow.
Put a layer of honey over your face and wash it off in 10 minutes. The sticky product will pull out impurities and dead cells, as well as kill germs. And thanks to the antioxidants in honey, your skin will look a lot younger.
Apple and honey mask
Ingredients: 1 apple, 4 table spoons of honey.
Peel the apple, get rid of the seeds, and use a blender to make apple puree. Mix it with honey until the two ingredients are fully mixed together.
Put the mask on your face. It should dry a bit within 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and put on moisturizing cream.
Lemon and honey mask
This natural mask quickly clears up acne.
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of milk and honey (each), 1 juiced lemon, 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt.
Mix all the ingredients together in a clay or glass container. Cover your face and neck with a thin layer of the mix. Wait until it’s dry and put on a second layer. Wait until it’s dry to apply a third layer, and continue until you’ve used all of it. When the last layer dries, wash the mask off with warm water.
Apply the mask at least 3-4 times a week, but don’t store the left-overs in the fridge. Make a fresh batch every time.
Honey and cinnamon overnight mask
This mask works particularly well for people with oily skin.
Ingredients: 3-4 tablespoons of cinnamon, and as much honey is needed to make the mix into a paste.
Put the mask all over your face and add some extra mix to inflamed areas. Leave on overnight. In the morning, wash the mask off with warm water. For best results, use every night for 2 weeks. Make sure you’re not allergic to cinnamon before applying.
Honey and aloe mask
This mask is good for people with sensitive skin that is prone to inflammation and rashes.
Ingredients: 1 table spoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of aloe juice.
Mix the ingredients together and apply the mask to your face. Leave for 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water.
This mask helps clear up inflammation, rejuvenating, nourishing, and firming the skin.
Honey and tea tree oil mask for acne
1.5 table spoons of honey, 2 drops of tea tree oil.
Mix together, apply to your face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Use twice a week for a month.
The tea tree oil boosts the honey’s antimicrobial properties and prevents fungal infections. However, it’s best to avoid using this mask if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. It’s also not a good option if you’re allergic to tea tree oil or other essential oils.
Honey mask cons
Aside from the obvious pros, there are some cons you should be aware of before using honey masks.
- Honey masks are extremely sticky.
- There is a risk of getting your clothes or bedsheets dirty.
- In rare cases, the honey could trigger an allergy.
Guidelines for using honey masks
- Only use fresh ingredients when preparing a honey mask.
- Don’t keep leftovers in the fridge. Make a fresh batch every time.
- Only filtered honey should be used for masks. Unfiltered honey contains pollen, impurities, and pieces of dead bees. None of these are good for your skin.
- Don’t use soap to wash off the mask, only warm water.
- After washing off the mask with warm water, splash some cold water on your face. This will help make your skin firmer.
- Apply masks to clean skin.
- Make sure you do an allergy test before using a honey mask.