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Honey Face Masks for acne and anti-ageing skincare

September 27, 2012 by Works with Water

Honey may be the perfect skin care product, as it kills germs and reduces swelling and inflammation.

Honey has anti-microbial properties, anti-oxidants and at the same time, is sticky (which is beneficial!). This stickiness pulls away the dust, dead skin, microbes etc. from the pores while the anti-microbial properties do not let the skin get infected again. The anti oxidants in it helps make the skin look younger and last but not the least, the wax in it makes the skin smooth, shiny, moist and glowing.

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

Suki Kramer, founder and president of Suki skin care says: “I always use honey as a mask in my home skin care because it is a natural blemish reducer, anti-ageing ingredient, and a humectant,”

Tips: try manuka honey, which Kramer explains, “has recently been shown to have amazing antibacterial properties and is being used to treat a wide array of ailments.” When you’re going to make a honey face mask, organic honey seems to be just a bit more powerful than the regular ones

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 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 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

Seaweed, Honey, Aloe Vera face mask (For acne prone skin)

Soothe and clean acne ridden skin with this simple seaweed, honey and aloe vera face mask. It will leave your face feeling incredibly smooth, soft and looking absolutely radiant

What do you need:

  • 1/2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon Kelp Powder – Seaweed
  • 1/2 tablespoon Honey (preferably organic)
  • 2 Cucumber slices

How to do it:

  • Warm up the honey until it becomes liquid by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water. Mix the honey and the rest of the ingredients, except for the cucumber slices, in a mixing bowl until you have a nice and smooth paste. Leave it to rest for 10 minutes so the kelp powder can absorb the moisture
  • Spread 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 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel

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