Honey is not only delicious, but also very healthy. It can also be used externally in the form of various types of masks. One of the most popular is the honey face mask, which caused a stir decades ago and is now back in favour. Why should you try it? Find out in our guide.
Effect of honey
Honey is an abundant source of valuable ingredients, including those used in skin care. These include vitamins A, B, D, K, E, PP, carbohydrates, fats, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
A very important component of honey is also vitamin H, which has an anti-inflammatory effect (which is why we find it in branded acne skin care products).
What effects can you expect?
Above all, regular use of a honey mask will help to regulate your sebaceous glands. Honey has strong moisturising properties, so this treatment is highly recommended for oily skin.
A honey mask perfectly smoothens the complexion, helps to inhibit ageing processes, gently reduces fine lines and wrinkles, makes it easier to get rid of pimples and fight acne. After applying the mask, the skin is visibly firmer and more pleasant to the touch.
Trying the honey mask can definitely be recommended to people who struggle with the following skin problems:
- have oily skin,
- have dry skin,
- are struggling with acne,
- have blemishes on their skin,
- want to stop the skin ageing process,
- need a fast, intensive regeneration treatment.
You can prepare a honey mask yourself, for example by mixing honey and natural yoghurt in the right proportions or simply by applying honey directly to the face and leaving it on for 15 minutes.
Here’s a simple recipe for a honey mask:
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
- In a small bowl, mix together the honey and lemon juice (if using).
- Cleanse your face and pat dry.
- Apply the mask to your face, making sure to avoid the eye area.
- Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse the mask off with warm water and pat your face dry.
This honey mask is suitable for all skin types and can be used 1-2 times per week, depending on your skin’s needs. The honey helps to moisturize and nourish the skin, while the lemon juice (if using) can help to brighten and even out the skin tone. You can also add other skin-beneficial ingredients to the mask, such as a few drops of essential oils or a teaspoon of ground oats or clay.