This Honey Massage Facial Mask has been my number 1 go-to beauty treatment. It’s just one simple ingredient, but there are so many benefits. It’s a case of the sum being more than the parts. Honey is a humecant, which means that it draws water to itself, helping keep your skin moisturized. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral making it an ideal face treatment. In addition, it’s anti-inflammatory so it can be used as a spot treatment as well as a mask.
Honey is also suitable for all skin types. Most importantly for myself, it’s simple and very effective. My skin is always softer and more even toned after I use this treatment. We have a great local honey that I love to use in my desserts and beauty products. Try to seek out raw honey because it’s so flavorful for cooking, and as a beauty treatment there are more benefits in a purer product.
What to do:
Take about a tablespoon of honey and apply it to a clean face. Start by dabbing some on your forehead and both cheeks. Slowly begin to massage it into your skin, taking care around the eye area. I like to massage my face for a couple of minutes to get the circulation going and then, let the mask sit. Let the mask set for a minimum of 15 minutes before washing it off. I usually let mine sit for 30-45 minutes for extra benefits.
Tip: my favorite trick to fit a facial into my week, is to apply a mask and then throw in a load of laundry and catch up on dishes. That way, the mask has time to sit and I can still get things done. I prefer to have my relaxing time doing something I want to do instead of letting a mask dry. I like the concept of spa-type relaxation, but I think I would need to be in a spa for that to work.