I am not sure if you have figured this out by now but, I have an obsession with honey.
Yes I do! I do!
How is it possible to not have an obsession?! It is oh so yummy. There are also so many uses for it from food and drinks recipes to skin and hair care. I will be sharing with you one of my favorite uses of honey since I have both felt and seen amazing benefits from it and it is also easy to do.
Honey Face Mask
Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties work so well on ones skin. It will make your skin feel fresh, clean and leave it moisturized.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 tbsp. Raw Honey (also known as unpasteurized honey)
- Small Bowl
- That Beautiful Face of Yours
Here’s what you do:
- First make sure that your face is clean with no makeup since this will not be able to remove makeup and remember to tie up your hair to prevent getting it sticky.
- Get 1/2 tbsp. from the honey jar and pour it in the small bowl.
- Then begin to apply the raw honey directly to your entire face with your fingertips and rub with circular motion.
- Leave on for 15-30 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
After the mask your skin will feel so moisturized and clean you will certainly think twice about all those skin care mask that just dry out your skin. I sure don’t use them anymore and I’m glad.
Before we go I would like to mention how to purchase honey.
Typically you would feel safer when purchasing organic foods, but when it comes to honey there is one thing to remember. There are no standards for USDA certified organic honey. For example, bees will have to travel many miles to feed on nectar and pollen and the bee keeper cannot possibly be aware if those surrounding plants are certified organic. So you can’t regulate how the bees travel. That would be silly, although, the government would love to regulate that (they love regulations).
The next thing to be aware of is how the honey is processed. Sometimes companies will cook the honey in high heat so it is easier to package but, when honey is cooked at high heats then it destroys its beneficial enzymes. Sometimes corn syrup will be added,which also is not very beneficial. So make sure to know your honey and don’t always trust the label.
What I do suggest is to buy from your local farmers market. I find it much easier that way. Just go ahead and ask them how they process their honey for a piece of mind.
I purchase my Wild flower and Honey Comb honey from Harris Family Apiaries. You could find them at the local farmers market on Sundays in Alhambra, California. I do recommend them if you live in the area. This family will heat the room to about 80 degrees and filter out the little legs and wings from the bees with cheesecloth in order to package the honey. Now, doesn’t that sounds like a reliable and trusted source of honey to consume? I think so.
So make life literally sweeter with a DIY raw honey face mask.