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Honey Facial Masks for a healthy skin

Honey is one of the most versatile ingredients when it comes to a skincare routine. Honey is high in antioxidants and works to undo your skin damage. Furthermore, honey for acne-prone skin too as it is effective in combating acne by eradicating the secretion of the excess sebum that clogs the skin pores. As honey can be found in almost every kitchen, pantry, you might want to consider including honey in your skincare regime.

Listed below are 5 honey masks that you can make yourself easily at your home:

1. Honey face mask for dry skin:

Honey – 2 teaspoons

Avocado (mashed) – 1 tablespoon

Yoghurt – 1 teaspoon

Mash the avocado first and smoothen it out, getting rid of all the lumps. In a bowl, mix avocado and yoghurt and mix them well together. Add honey in the end and whisk the ingredients. Apply the mask on your face and rinse off after 20 minutes, followed by applying a face mask.

Dry skin can be tough to maintain, especially in the Indian climate. This honey mask will help you to tackle dull, tired, and pale-looking skin. The base of the mask, i.e., honey works to hydrate the skin and has anti-bacterial properties. Avocado is well-loaded with healthy fats that moisturizes and conditions the skin. Yoghurt is effective in exfoliating the dead skin cells and aids in the skin renewal process.

Apply the mask after gently scrubbing your skin and apply a moisturizer after rinsing off the face mask.

 

2. Honey face mask for sensitive skin:

Honey – 2 teaspoons

Aloe Vera Gel – 1 teaspoon

Oatmeal powder – 1 ½ teaspoon

Sensitive skin is tough to look after. Since it is prone to irritation, chemicals, toxins, and preservatives present in the skin creams can further deteriorate the condition of your skin. Instead of investing thousands of rupees in your skincare routine, you can simply bank on honey. This mask has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps in hydrating, soothing, and nourishing the skin.

In a bowl, mix the honey and the aloe vera gel until the mixture is completely smooth. Then add the oatmeal powder and whisk them all together. Apply the mask on your face and leave it on 15-20 minutes. Use lukewarm water to rinse off the mask and apply a moisturizer suitable for sensitive skin immediately after.

Along with the anti-bacterial properties of honey, aloe vera gel replenishes and restores the balance of the skin because of its cooling properties and the oatmeal powder aid to build a protective layer around the skin.

 

3. Honey Face Mask for Oily Skin:

Honey – 2 teaspoons

Kaolin Clay – 1 to 2 teaspoons

Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

There is a common misconception that honey does not work on oily skin. However, the truth is honey helps fight off excess sebum secretion and provides the skin with the moisture it needs.

In a small glass or ceramic bowl, mix the honey and the lemon juice. Then add enough kaolin clay to form a smooth paste. Whisk all the ingredients well to remove all the lumps. Apply the mask on your face after washing the face with a gentle face wash and rinse off after 10-15 minutes or until the mask dries off. Follow the skincare routine by applying a suitable moisturizer on your face.

Kaolin clay is a cosmetic clay that helps to detoxify, purify, and soften your skin. Its fine particles help in collecting excess oil, giving your skin a mattified and oil-free look. The lemon juice exfoliates the skin, helps in unclogging skin pores, thus preventing the acne breakouts.

 

4. Honey Face Mask for Acne-prone skin:

Honey – 2 to 3 teaspoons

Rice Flour – 1 teaspoon

Matcha Powder – 1 teaspoon

Tea tree oil – 2 to 3 drops

This mask will have a soothing and purifying impact on your skin. Rice flour will help to fight off the acne marks and dark spots. Matcha green tea has antioxidants and gives the skin important vitamins and minerals to keep the skin healthy and youthful. The honey acts as an ingredient that balances and nourishes your skin.

In a glass bowl, mix the honey and the tea tree oil. Add matcha green tea to the mixture. Mix them well. Finally, add the rice flour by gradually whisking the ingredients together to avoid the face mask being too runny or too thick.

Apply the face mask in a cleansed and slightly damp face. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse it off. Apply a suitable moisturizer to complete the whole skincare routine.

 

5. Anti-ageing honey face mask:

Honey – 2 teaspoons

Milk – 1 teaspoon

Sweet almond oil – 1 teaspoon

Rosehip seed oil – 5 drops

In this day and age, we all suffer from premature skin ageing. Honey helps to smoothen out wrinkles and other ageing marks as it replenishes and restores the skin, prevents further damages, and keeps the skin healthy and youthful.

Honey when mixed with milk, sweet almond oil, and rosehip seed oil, aid in combating fine lines and wrinkles. This is a thoroughly nourishing mask for your skin and helps in keeping your skin soft, supple, and glowing.

In a ceramic or glass bowl, mix the honey and milk followed by sweet almond oil and rosehip seed oil. Fold all the ingredients in together.

Wash your face with a gentle face wash and lukewarm water. Apply the mask with cotton balls and leave it on for 15 minutes. Keep reapplying the mask every time it dries off. After 15 minutes, rinse off your face and apply an anti-ageing cream.

You can refrigerate these masks if the ingredients are fresh and use them within a week before the mask goes stale and loses its efficacy.

 

 

 

 

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