Day: April 12, 2017

12 Apr

Homemade Honey and Lemon Face Mask

This homemade face mask that will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean, and moisturized. Lemons are filled with AHA’s and BHA’s which remove dead skin cells and help clear up blackheads, acne, and discoloration, while honey is a natural antioxidant and antibacterial.

To prep your skin before any face mask, pour boiling hot water in a bowl and stand above it letting the steam open your pores. Mix one tablespoon of organic raw honey and half a squeezed lemon in to a bowl and apply all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Now, let your skin soak up all this goodness for 15-30 minutes (depending on how sensitive your skin is). Wash away with warm water, finishing with one splash of cold water to close your pores. Pat gently with a towel to dry. Let your skin breathe for the rest of the day, or follow up with your favourite moisturizer/serum.

What you’ll need:
½ Organic Lemon
1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey
Mixing Bowl
Spoon

 

12 Apr

What Makes Honey Beneficial for Skin?

Honey has long been haled as the miracle cure for skin of all types. It has been used since ancient times to treat cuts, burns, and reduce skin swellings. It is not only blessed with powerful skin saving antioxidants, but also contains amazing anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties.

  • Anti-inflammatory means your inflamed red acne will be soothed and healed, making them less pronounced.
  • Antibacterial and antiseptic properties will help fight off acne causing germs and bacteria, staving off more acne and pimples.

Let’s explore the potent nutrients in raw honey for its nourishing benefits to skin. Below, learn about three different face masks you can try out for yourself at home, each with a different benefit.

 

Nutrient
Benefit for Skin
Vitamin B1
For proper skin functioning and healthy skin.
Vitamin B2
Protects skin from damage against free radicals.
Vitamin B6
Necessary for new skin cell formation. Keeps skin moisturized and healthy.
Vitamin B3
Anti-inflammatory. Reduces skin and acne inflammations. Moisturizes and hydrates dry skin
Vitamin C
Rich in vitamin C, raw honey is used for healing topical symptoms such as dry skin and rashes.
Zinc
Fights free radical activity. Slows down aging process of skin.

 

Honey contains a hefty serving of antioxidants for moisturized and vibrant skin. Polyphenols in honey destroy free radicals that cause oxidative stress in skin cells, thereby slowing down the aging process of skin.

 

 

 

12 Apr

Honey Face Mask : Acne Blaster

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 1 teaspoons oats

Directions:

  1. Mix the above ingredients thoroughly in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Coat your face with the mixture using clean fingers.
  3. Let it settle for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, you can lie down, close your eyes and relax as the mask does its magic. When the time is up, rinse your face, and pat dry with a clean towel.

Tips:

  1. Use raw organic honey for best results. Processed honey may cause skin irritation and rashes!
  2. It doesn’t matter what type of oats you use. You can use either brown oats or white oats.
  3. Be gentle with your skin when applying. Gently apply a thick coat. Do not rub it harshly on your skin as this may cause your skin to become red and unsightly.
12 Apr

Honey Face Mask : Skin Hydrating

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/ 4 ripe avocado

Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mash ¼ an avocado with the back of a fork or blend if it’s more convenient for you.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
  3. Using clean fingers, apply a thick coat of this mixture onto your face.
  4. Sit for fifteen minutes while you let the mask do its work. You can use this time to soak in a bath or get lunch ready.
  5. When the time is up, gently scrub off the mask using warm water. When it’s all off, splash cold water onto your face to close your pores. Pat dry with a towel.

Enjoy the silky new feel and look of your moisturized skin,

Tips

  1. Use a ripe avocado so it’s easier to mash with a fork.
  2. Avoid the eye and mouth area when applying the mixture, as these are more sensitive compared to other parts of your face; and the tightening and stretching of the mask may cause wrinkles.
  3. Before applying, wash your face with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel or steam your face. This is simply to open up your pores so the nutrients can sink deep into your skin.
12 Apr

Honey Face Mask : Scar Fading

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Using clean finger tips, apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your face.
  3. Sit for 15 to 30 minutes to let the face mask settle and get absorbed deep into your skin.
  4. When the time is up, rinse off with warm water, and pat dry with a clean towel.

You are sure to notice a delightful improvement to your acne scars which will appear less visible than before

Tips

  1. Be sure to add only ½ a teaspoon or at least five drops of lemon juice. You don’t want your skin to have a harsh red complexion plus a burning sensation! It’s nasty, trust me.
  2. Don’t rub or massage as you wash it off because you don’t want the ingredients to exfoliate your skin even more. It will leave your skin dry, causing your oil glands to produce more sebum, which may cause more acne!
  3. This mask is a bit sticky and can be a pain to get off. Simply, use lukewarm water and gently scrub your face until it starts smoothly coming off. Then you can use cold water to wipe off the rest.
12 Apr

Honey Face Mask : Scar Fading

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Using clean finger tips, apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your face.
  3. Sit for 15 to 30 minutes to let the face mask settle and get absorbed deep into your skin.
  4. When the time is up, rinse off with warm water, and pat dry with a clean towel.

You are sure to notice a delightful improvement to your acne scars which will appear less visible than before

Tips

  1. Be sure to add only ½ a teaspoon or at least five drops of lemon juice. You don’t want your skin to have a harsh red complexion plus a burning sensation! It’s nasty, trust me.
  2. Don’t rub or massage as you wash it off because you don’t want the ingredients to exfoliate your skin even more. It will leave your skin dry, causing your oil glands to produce more sebum, which may cause more acne!
  3. This mask is a bit sticky and can be a pain to get off. Simply, use lukewarm water and gently scrub your face until it starts smoothly coming off. Then you can use cold water to wipe off the rest.

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