In addition to its culinary uses, honey has a variety of beneficial properties that make it a beneficial ingredient in skin care, especially the face.
We can therefore see the use of honey as a base ingredient in many cosmetic products, such as creams, gels, or shampoos. This is thanks to its incredible versatility and the ease with which this ingredient can be incorporated into any beauty routine.
Why use honey on your face?
As well as being a great natural sweetener, honey can also be used as a natural mask to beautify the face for dry, inflamed skin or even scars. Rich in beneficial properties for the skin, honey has powerful antioxidants and enzymes and excellent moisturizing properties. Honey is a gentle cleanser that does not strip the skin of its natural moisture like some cosmetics.
-Honey has over 300 natural ingredients that help to use it on all skin types
-Rich in vitamin B, calcium, zinc, potassium, and iron
-Natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiseptic products
-Enzyme activity that improves skin brightness
Daily skin cleanser
Thanks to its numerous antioxidant, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, honey are great for opening pores and deep cleansing the skin. Thus, thanks to its natural enzymes, it deep cleanses the facial skin, leaving it free from contamination.
Honey can be used on the face to open up pores and eliminate existing blackheads; at the same time, we get healthy and hydrated skin. For this purpose, you can add this natural sweetener to our moisturizers or use it to create natural face masks. When making masks, we leave them on for a few minutes and rinse them with plenty of warm water.
A natural moisturizer
One of the most significant benefits of honey for the face. It acts as a protective barrier for the skin and always retains moisture. This is due to its numerous vitamins and minerals, which help to hydrate and penetrate the deepest layers of the skin deeply. In dry skin, it retains moisture; in oily skin, it helps to balance the skin. The texture and density of honey are, therefore, keys to hydrating the skin and providing a smooth and juicy texture.
Honey is a natural exfoliator for the face.
Honey can also be used as a natural exfoliator for the face. It eliminates dead cells while providing extra brightness to the face.
It is a gentle exfoliating ingredient that relieves possible irritation or skin conditions. To make a honey scrub for the face, we mix this ingredient with sugar and apply it to the skin. Next, we massage it vigorously and let it work for a few minutes. Then we will remove it with plenty of warm water.
Unlike artificial scrubs that can irritate the skin, honey scrubs remove dead cells while adding extra moisture and radiance to the skin.
Fights Facial Blemishes
Another of the most prominent uses of honey on the face relates to treating blemishes, such as acne, blemishes, or scars.
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of honey, this ingredient helps to control the sebum levels in the skin, thus reducing acne and blemishes.
In addition, honey on the face helps remove existing blemishes and scars from acne. It is undoubtedly an ingredient with excellent antiseptic and moisturizing properties that help to eliminate scars; while keeping the skin looking radiant.
The following highlights three different natural honey masks, the first for dry skin, the second for oily skin, and the third suitable for clearing problematic blemished skin. For best-sustained results, we recommend using a honey mask once a week as part of your daily skincare routine.
But first, although honey is very beneficial to your skin, we recommend that you always spot-test on a small skin patch before using any of the mask recipes below, even if you have never been on any previous ingredients.
The recommended time to apply a honey mask is 15 minutes.
As you may have already imagined, honey masks can be messy, so we recommend you apply them before showering to make cleaning easy and convenient. After washing it all off, rinse your face quickly with cold water to tighten your skin and close your pores, then pat your face dry with a soft towel.
A honey mask for dry skin
You will need:
2 tablespoons of pure, natural, ripe honey
A quarter of a fresh avocado
2 tablespoons of ground almonds.
Avocados are excellent as skin moisturizers. Combining the fat from the ground almonds with all the honey extract, this recipe is perfect for making dry skin feel softer and smoother. Mash the avocados before adding the other ingredients and mix them into a paste before use.
A honey mask for oily skin
You will need:
1 tablespoon of pure, natural, mature honey
1 teaspoon of green clay
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
If you can’t find green clay locally, you can now easily find it online. It is sometimes called ‘French clay,’ purchased in paste or powder form. It would be best if you always bought it from a reputable source, but ensure it is suitable for cosmetic use. Green clay is a common ingredient in pre-made masks and contains many essential minerals while also acting as a ‘sponge’ to absorb excess oil from the skin. As the clay is alkaline, the acidic vinegar helps to balance the pH of the mask, bringing it closer to the skin’s natural pH level. This mask is recommended for removing pesky blackheads and deep pore cleansing.
The perfect honey mask for blemishes and acne
You will need:
2 tablespoons of pure, natural, mature honey
2 teaspoons of baking soda
This simple mask is suitable for people with skin blemishes and can even help control long-term acne problems. Baking soda has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can help clear up these problem areas on the face. Combined with the fantastic effects of honey, this mask is a real winner for regular use and is also recommended for those who don’t have dry or oily skin and want a gentle cleansing and soothing honey mask.
Important note: Don’t forget to spot-test any of these masks before applying them to your face. Apply a small amount to the inside of your wrist and leave it on for as long as possible.
If you experience any itching or redness, wash it off immediately and stop using the mask. With natural products such as honey, adverse reactions are rare but can still occur.