With the summer upon us, the heat causing us to sweat, it can easily lead to small breakouts and dry skin. A quick and easy mask to battle summer acne is a honey mask. Honey is an essential element in natural skincare and it’s been used for hundreds and thousands of years. Anyone can enjoy this relaxing and beneficial mask. It’s not only simple but affordable and my guess is you already have all the ingredients in your cabinets.
So what makes honey so great? It attracts and retains moisture inside your skin. The hydration makes your skin supple, elastic-y and soft! It also has antioxidant properties which play a role in protecting your skin against UV sun light (the darker the honey the stronger the effect). One of the most common natural skincare benefits with honey is related to the treatment of minor acne. Honey absorbs impurities from the pours on the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent.
Make your own:
Warm up the honey until it becomes liquid by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water. When warm, smooth the honey gently with a facial mask brush (or your fingers if you must) on your clean face and neck. Lie down, relax (yes RELAX) and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water, end with a splash of cold water, pat your skin dry with a clean towel and finally apply an organic moisturizer like Amber Blue’s face cream. This will seal the skin to keep the water inside. You can also combine other effective ingredients in your honey mask like aloe vera (check out our post on making your own aloe vera), apple, avocado, carrot, cucumber, lemon, mango, melon, oatmeal… and eventually an Amber Blue mix that we will sell later this fall.
For additional honey mask recipe’s visit: http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/honey-and-skin-care.html
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