Several weeks ago you learned that honey isn't just for the bees. Here is the long awaited post to describe the best methods of adding honey to your facial routine. Bee ready to bee amazed....again.
The sweet and simple way is to lather your face with honey and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. When I use this method, I make sure to open my pores first by either using a warm, wet cloth and blotting my face with it, or, I boil water, pour it in a mug and let the steam gently open my pores. The options to enhance this facial are endless, as I have used additions based on other DIY facials that I have found online.
1) Sugar Scrub- I add a bit of white sugar granules, adding enough to thicken the honey and make it grainy, but not too much as to make it a hard paste. I gently apply it to my face, using circular motions starting from the chin, up and outwards, being sure to avoid the sensitive eye area. Let it set for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with cool water.
2) Turmeric Acne Treatment- This really helped with cystic acne and redness. Add a dash of turmeric and cinnamon powder and mix well. Sometimes I need to add a few drops of water to make the paste more pliable to spread. I leave this on for 15 min, and then rinse with cool water.
3) Lemon and Honey- This one helps diminish hyperpigmentation from sunspots or acne scars. I add a squeeze of lemon for every tablespoon of honey, mix well and then apply. I haven't done it myself, but you can also use any citrus fruit such as orange, grapefruit, mandarin, etc. I leave this one on for a bit longer, 15-20 minutes, before rinsing with cool water.
4) Honey and Milk- I have used this to cleanse my skin. Mix this in a 1:2 ratio of milk to honey and then apply in circular motions, starting at your chin, upwards and out. This one can be left on until dried. Rinsing off, I use warmer water since it is heavier than the other pastes. I have not done this myself, but the next time I try this, I think I would like to add the cinnamon and turmeric, or even a squeeze of lemon to have a nice multitasker.
There you have it folks, another DIY facial right in your kitchen cabinets. Enjoy!