What is a golden skincare product in more than one way? Honey. In Egyptian times honey was the skincare for the queens and only the high up citizens because it was considered so amazing. It was praised for its healing and antibacterial properties. In this century, it’s clinically proven to do insane triumphs like stoping MRSA from spreading and soothing enough to stop the pain of rare skin conditions. Here are 4 face masks to use this cheap, chemical free ingredient in your skincare routine.
1. Hydration Mask
Mash 1/4 of an avocado and mix with 1 tbsp cocoa powder and 1 tbsp honey. Apply to clean face and remove after 10 mins.
This mask should leave your skin glow and hydrated, great for after a beach day or for anyone with dry skin.
2. Acne Mask
Mix up 3 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp cinnamon until combined and apply to clean skin. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes.
Cinnamon is very harsh on sensitive skin and will definitely give you a sensation, so if you are prone to sensitivity definitely patch test or lower the cinnamon amount in your mask. This mask is great for acne because it kills the bacteria in your pores that cause pimples.
3. Honey Lavender Mask
Combine 2 tbsp honey with 5 drops lavender essential oil or lavender buds. Leave on for 15 minutes and wipe off with warm water.
Have dark spots? This is the mask for you! The lavender and honey double team to exfoliate your skin and help lessen the appearance of dark spots and age spots.
4. Sensitivity Bee Gone Mask
Mix 3 tsp honey and 2 tsp aloe vera until smooth and apply to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 10-30 minutes and cleanse off with a cool towel.
So why aloe? Aloe Vera soothes the skin in a way nothing else does. I apply it after facial waxes and the redness goes down immediately. It is healing and can even prevent scaring. This mask is strong but gentle enough to use everyday if you desire.
I hope you try out these masks because sometimes we just don’t have the time (or money) to drive to Sephora to pick up our favorite mask so instead we can now just walk into our kitchen and save that time for a Netflix binge!