Sunday, 2 October 2011

* *Lil Miss Cleansed: Honey Mask **

I have watched several YouTube videos on skin care this week - and I've noticed that several gurus keep talking about the benefits of honey for your skin. I have known about the benefits of honey for a long time but I did not bother to use it. The reason being is due to the mess it would make! Furthermore, I have never appreciated the taste of honey so this was another reason not to use it.

How do you use it?
On Tuesday I decided to buy honey because I had enough of my skin. After a clubbing stint in Manchester, my skin was dehydrated and spotty! (Alcohol + lack of sleep = chaos!) I purchased some raw honey from Sainsbury's and applied a generous layer on my face after my shower (I always do face masks after having a shower because it opens up your pores). I left the mask on for 30 minutes and rinsed it. I then cleansed, toned and moisturised my face as normal. The immediate effects were incredible. My skin felt SUPER soft and had a natural glow to it.

The results.
The next day, I noticed that my scars had reduced and that my skin was glowing. I have applied honey on my skin twice this week and I have noticed a MAJOR difference in my skin. My pores have reduced, the texture has improved, my scars have nearly gone and I feel so much more confident. I also applied the mask on my mother and her skin was glowing the next day - my dad even complimented her!

So how is honey good for your skin?
  • Raw honey has great anti-oxidant properties - therefore it can help with irritation and reducing scars.
  • It can protect your skin against sun damage (honey is found in some sunscreens).
  • It's also completely natural.
  • It can be used for all skin types - I have sensitive skin and it did not break me out.
  • It adds moisture to your skin (hence it is also suitable for ageing skin.)
 What type of honey should I buy?
When I went to the supermarket, I was overwhelmed by the different types of honey on sale! There was manuka honey, honey with blueberries, normal honey and raw honey (and much more). I decided to buy raw honey (look out for the crystallized form in the jar). The honey I purchased cost only £3.99 - I'm pretty sure I can get at least 10 more applications from it! It is very cost effective. 

 How much should I use?
When I first used the mask, I applied a generous layer. After several applications, I have realised that a thin layer is enough.
  How long should I leave it for?
I personally leave it on for 20 minutes. The raw honey I used does not drip or dry out so I am able to do other activities whilst applying it. Some people leave it overnight - but I don't think I'd have the guts to do that. 

I also recommend reading other reviews on the benefits of honey. I regret not using the honey mask before - it has helped my skin SO much! I would highly recommend it to everyone.

You can also mix honey with lemon and honey with yogurt for even better results.

I am really interested on using natural remedies to take care of my skin. My next venture will be an oat cleanser :)  Watch this space.... 

Has anyone tried a honey mask before?


  1. I have decided to stop purchasing face masks as honey is so wonderful and wayyy cheaper!

  2. Ooooh how interesting! And yay I'm so glad its worked out for you!! Will be looking in to this for sure, will defo suggest it to the mumma also :) cheers doll!

    Love Aysh xoxxo

  3. I've tried honey as a face mask but the kinda I used wasn't thick enough so it felt like it was just about to drip. I use the honey, lime juice, & yogurt mixture on my hair & that does wonders!

  4. I'm going to try the honey now, though my skin is meh.. allright. But I want that glow ;) ..

    Looking forward to hear about the oat cleanser!

    X, S.

  5. This is interesting, I will have to try this!

    Great post :)

  6. Hmm I may have to give this a go! Thanks :)

  7. This sounds great! I remember using an oatmeal and honey mask and my skin was soooo soft, I will have to try it again! x

  8. ..oooh yes , I love honey masks and also honey massage - the best thing ever ..


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