Honey is being used all over the world since more than 2500 years for various purposes. Honey is known to have antimicrobial properties and it speeds up the healing process. It is being used many skin care and hair care recipes due to its nourishing properties.
Here We Are Sharing Some Excellent Face Masks Made By Honey Which Can Be Prepared At Home:
1. For Acne
Honey is an antibacterial agent. Hence it is widely used to treat acne. To treat acne mix half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder with one tablespoon of Honey. Mix it well and apply this paste on all over your face. Keep it for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water. Cinnamon also contains anti bacterial properties.Hence it speeds up the healing process. Use this mask once in a week to get best results.
2. For Dry Skin
To treat dry skin, Mix a tablespoon of Honey with two tablespoon of Yogurt . Mix it well to get a thick consistency. Apply over well cleansed face and keep it for 20 minutes. Wash it off later with cold water. Repeat this remedy twice or thrice in a week.
3. For Glowing Skin
Mix a tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of lemon Juice. Mix it well and apply all over the face. Keep it for 20 minutes and wash it off. You can follow this remedy daily . But make sure you use it at night since lemon is photosensitive. This mask can be also use to treat dark spots and acne marks on face
4. Exfoliating Mask
Here we are using oat meal powder as an exfoliator. This mask serves dual purpose. It exfoliates your skin and well as provides great nourishment. To prepare this mask, mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of oat meal powder. Mix it well to form a thick paste. Apply it on your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Once dries, Start scrubbing slowly in circular motions for 2 minutes. After that wash it off with plain water. Follow this remedy twice in a week.
5. Sun Tan Removal
Honey combined with papaya gives best results for tan removal. Papaya contains rejuvenating enzymes which exfoliates your skin. It also contains vitamin A & Papain. To prepare this mask you would need a piece of ripe papaya. Mash it well. Take a one tablespoon of it and mix it with one tablespoon of honey. Blend it well to get a thick paste. Apply it on all over your face and other tanned areas too. Keep it for 30 minutes and wash it off with cold water. You can use this remedy twice or thrice in a week.
6. Acne Marks
To treat Acne Marks, Mix 2 tablespoons of honey into 3 grounded aspirin tablets. Mix it well and apply the paste on affected areas. Keep it for 30 minutes and wash with cold water.The salicylic acid present in Aspirin helps to heal the acne and fades the scars while honey takes care of any dryness caused by it.
7. Skin Whitening Mask
Honey contains enzymes which helps to promote new cell production and gives glow to the skin. Honey along with tomato works wonder for skin. You can prepare this skin whitening mask By mixing 2 tablespoon of tomato paste and one tablespoon of Honey. Mix it and Apply on cleansed face. Let it sit for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. Tomato contains natural bleaching properties which treats uneven skin tone and gives natural glow.