Honey Face Mask
Homemade Facial Masks

Honey and a honey face mask are essential elements in all natural skin care. Honey is the queen of skin care ingredients and has been used for thousands of years. What more proof of effectiveness do you need?

And everyone, and that includes you, can enjoy a relaxing and satisfying natural spa experience right there in your own home with these honey face masks. It's all made clear; these facial mask recipes are as simple as ABC, affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets




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Why a honey face mask; what are the benefits of honey for me…or my skin?

Did you ever try a honey mask or used honey in your skin care regime? If you did you know exactly what is in it for you

Honey is a humectant, which means it will attract and keep moisture inside your skin, there where it belongs. This hydration makes that your skin becomes supple, elastic and silky soft

It also has anti-oxidant properties which play an important role in protecting your skin against damage from UV (ultra violet) sun light. Just that you know, the darker the honey the stronger the anti-oxidant effect


Variety

There are many, many different sorts of honey, you have: Acacia, Basswood, Blueberry, Linden, Wildflower, Orange blossom to name just a few. All of them with their own specific taste and qualities

Simply try and use a honey face mask and convince yourself


If you want to find out more about honey as an active ingredient in do-it-yourself facial masks visit our homemade facial mask basics page by clicking on the link. There you can also find out more about many other possible ingredients and ways to combine them into your own signaturefacial mask recipe



Some useful tips

Before applying any facial mask clean your face and neck with fresh water. Take off all cosmetics, creams, lotions, in short: everything. Use a non abrasive, non aggressive soap if necessary. When finished, pat your skin dry

Even better is to take a hot shower or a steam bath to clean and open up your pores. For some useful steam bath suggestions & tips check oursteam bath page


When you have applied the honey mask of choice make sure you take your time to lie down, place a towel under your head and neck. Put 2 cucumber slices on your eyes; or use 2 used and cooled down chamomile teabags (our personal favorite!) or 2 cotton pads soaked in rose or lavender water


To make your face mask experience even more satisfying we suggest you check our quick facial tips page. These will smooth things out just a little bit more





Homemade facial masks
Honey mask recipes


We gathered some of the finest honey mask recipes here for you. These should keep you occupied and nourished for a while;-)

Enjoy making and applying these homemade facial masks all by yourself or with friends

It's now official home spa pampering time! Gather the ingredients, invite some friends over, turn off your phone, turn on your favorite music, pour that drink you love, shift your mind to the good things in life, put on a smile and most importantly:


Think positive, happy thoughts and relax...

this is actually half the secret of these recipes!




Enjoy and have FUN!



Homemade facial masks

Basic Honey face mask
(For all skin types)


When you're going to make a honey face mask, organic honey seems to be just a bit more powerful than the regular ones, that's why we prefer to use certified organic honeys


What do you need:

  • organic Honey


How to do it:

What you do is you warm up the honey until it becomes liquid (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water. This way you have more control and it doesn't burn

When it is nice and warm smooth the honey gently and equally with afacial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes

Then wash it off with warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside





Homemade facial masks

Basic combination Honey face mask

(For all skin types)


When you are familiar with the basic honey face mask you could take the next step. Make a gorgeously simple but effective Combination honey face mask. You only need honey and 1 other ingredient and you probably already have it somewhere in your kitchen

So try your hand at a basic combination honey face mask; the most popular and effective ones are Honey combined with either:


  • Aloe Vera
  • Apple
  • Apricots
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrot
  • Cream cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Dates
  • Egg
  • Egg white
  • Egg yolk
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Heavy Cream
  • Lemon (juice)
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Orange (juice)
  • Parsley
  • Papaya
  • Pear
  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Wheat germ
  • Yogurt


The choices are almost endless, depending on what you want yourfacial mask to do. From this point look around to find and add more ingredients and find unusual combinations that might work for you


How to do it:

Warm up the honey as in the previous basic recipe. Mix the warm honey with your other ingredient, mash or puree it if necessary and take out any pits and seeds etc to get a smoother mask. Blend until you have a nice consistent and smooth paste

smooth the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside





Homemade facial masks

Apple, Sage Honey face mask

(For oily, acne skin)


A simple honey mask for oily and acne prone skin. The sage's antibiotic, anti-fungal and astringent properties help to clean your skin


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons organic Honey
  • 1 Apple
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sage


How to do it:

Core the apple, leave the skin on and cut it in pieces. Puree the apple parts in a food processor. Add the honey and sage and mix it well until you have a smooth and uniform paste

Let it cool down in the fridge for about 20 minutes

Pat the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes

Then wash it off with cold fresh water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside





Homemade facial masks

Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Lemon Honey face mask

(For oily skin)


Again a herbal honey mask, this time against blackheads. The cinnamon and nutmeg stimulate your skin


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons organic Honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg


How to do it:

Warm up the honey as in the basic honey face mask recipe. Mix it with the lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg until you have a smooth and uniform paste

Pat and massage the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: Fighting blackheads, try our home remedies for blackheads





Homemade facial masks

Carrot, Mango, Chamomile Honey face mask

(For oily skin)


What do you need:

  • 4 tablespoons organic Honey
  • 2-3 Carrots
  • 1/4 fresh Mango
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chamomile essential oil


How to do it:

Warm up the honey as in the basic honey face mask recipe. Cook the carrots so you can easily mash them and put them together with the peeled mango, chamomile oil and warm honey in a food processor and blend everything until you have a smooth and uniform paste

Smooth the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside




Homemade facial masks

Frozen egg Honey face mask

(For dry skin)


This honey mask is actually a gigantic frozen "chapstick" or honey-icicle, and is particularly soothing on a sunburnt skin


What do you need:

  • 1 tablespoon organic Honey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil


How to do it:

Whip the egg until you have a nice and smooth froth. Heat up the coconut oil until it melts, don't let it get hot. Slowly add the molten liquid coconut oil and honey to the whipped egg. Mix gently until you get a nice uniform cream

This is the tricky part; you will have to make sort of an enormous frozen "chapstick" from this mixture so you can easily apply it later. You can use a toilet roll that stands up right in a small bowl, pour and scoop the mixture in the roll. You could also use an empty deodorant stick or something alike that works for you. Put this in the freezer overnight

Take the stick out of the freezer and apply it to your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes

Then wash it off with a warm wet wash cloth and warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside

You can wrap the stick in plastic and put it back in the freezer for next time





Homemade facial masks

Egg white, Chamomile, Mint Honey face mask

(For all skin types)


A wonderfully refreshing herbal honey mask


What do you need:

  • 1 tablespoon organic Honey
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 teaspoon dried and crushed Chamomile flowers
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh Mint
  • 3-4 drops Rose or Lavender essential oil (or your sent of choice)


How to do it:

Warm up the honey as in the basic honey face mask recipe. Put the warm honey together with the egg white, chamomile flowers, mint and essential oil in a bowl and gently mix it until you have a smooth and uniform paste

Smooth the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: For ultimate freshness try our mint face pack recipes





Homemade facial masks

Oatmeal, Egg yolk, Apple, Yogurt Honey face mask

(For oily skin)


This honey mask controls oily skin

The honey heals, stimulates and smooths, the yogurt gently exfoliates and cleanses while refining and tightening pores. The egg yolk and olive oil penetrate and moisturize while the oatmeal soothes...we're talking about your skin here


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons organic Honey
  • 1/2 Apple
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Plain unflavored Yogurt, with active cultures
  • 3-4 drops Rose or Lavender essential oil (or your sent of choice)
  • Fresh Water


How to do it:

Warm up the honey as in the basic honey face mask recipe. Mix the oatmeal with some fresh water until you get a smooth paste. Core the apple, leave the skin on and cut it in pieces. Put the apple parts together with the yogurt, honey and olive oil in a food processor and blend well

Now add the oatmeal paste, egg yolk and essential oily and mix gently until you have a smooth and uniform paste that sticks to your face without it running off

Smooth the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: Egg yolk nourishes like nothing else, see our egg yolk face masks





Homemade facial masks

Palm Heart, Yogurt, yeast Honey face mask

(For all skin types)


A tropical honey mask, be surprised by its feeding and moisturizing effects


What do you need:

  • 1 tablespoon organic Honey
  • 2 Hearts of Palm
  • 2 tablespoons Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ground Yeast


How to do it:

Warm up the honey as in the basic honey face mask recipe. Mash the hearts of palm in a food processor. Add the honey, yogurt and yeast and mix well until you have a smooth and uniform paste

Smooth the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 20 minutes

Then wash it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside




Some words of Caution

A lot of fruits contain citric acid. Lemon, lime and orange (juice) in specific. When you use them in a skin treatment always be careful with how much you use. Too much can cause acid burns. Also if you have sensitive skin be extra aware with these ingredients

Same goes for all essential oils, this is really powerful stuff; be very careful what and how much you use

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, always do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts to separate ingredients



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