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11 DIY Honey Face Mask Recipes for Skin that Glows

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11 ways to DIY your own honey facial mask at home. These simple, super-effective honey face mask recipes are perfect for every skin type.

Do you love a good face mask as much as I do?

I’m betting you do, or else you wouldn’t be here right now 😉 .

I’ve tried several honey-based, clean face masks from clean beauty brands that I absolutely love, so I decided it was time to try my hand at making my own.

And boy, does a homemade honey facial mask deliver RESULTS!

I’ve got 11 different honey face mask variations for you, all with different benefits. One thing you can count on is that they will all make your skin GLOW.And how perfect would one of these homemade face masks be as part of a DIY spa day? Grab your favorite book, mix up a quick batch of homemade bath salts, and show yourself some TLC.

HONEY FACE MASK BENEFITS

Honey is so great for your skin, it makes a perfect base for a face mask! It’s a humectant, meaning it helps to keep moisture in the skin. When you apply it to your face, it forms a protective barrier and aids in absorbing anything else you’ve mixed with the honey.

Honey can be used to treat acne because of its anti-bacterial properties. It also helps speed up healing and is great for scaring or small cuts.

This naturally sweet nectar is packed with antioxidants and natural enzymes, which can help create healthier and younger looking skin. This makes it my top choice for a homemade anti-aging face mask.

WHAT KIND OF HONEY IS BEST FOR A FACE MASK?

Make sure to use raw, unfiltered honey if you can to ensure it hasn’t been diluted with anything else. Plus, raw honey contains all of those amazing enzymes that are so wonderful for skin.

I also like to buy local honey, since it will contain enzymes from flowers and plants that are local to me (making it also great to keep allergies at bay). This is my favorite, local to me Texas honey.

You can also use Manuka honey for a DIY face mask. Manuka honey is sourced from New Zealand from the flowers of the tea tree bush. It is used for all kinds of ailments in New Zealand, and has grown in popularity for its many health benefits.

Manuka honey is especially known for its ability to treat skin conditions, and is even used in hospitals in New Zealand to aid in healing minor wounds!

It comes with a heftier price tag than regular raw honey, but it has many uses and I always keep a jar on hand.

WHAT CAN YOU MIX WITH HONEY FOR YOUR FACE?

OMG, the possibilities are endless! And now that we’ve discussed the benefits of honey for your skin, I hope your wheels are turning on how you can incorporate it into your skincare routine!

It really is one of my favorite base ingredients for homemade face masks – there are so many fabulous variations that will leave your skin soft and glowing.

Honey combines wonderfully with lemon juice, avocado, clays, ground oats, coconut oil and so many other things.

I’ve rounded up my top 10 combinations here for a variety of skin types and concerns, so pick your favorite and let’s get masking!

11 DIY Honey Face Mask Recipes for Skin that Glows

WHAT ESSENTIAL OILS ARE GOOD FOR A FACE MASK?

There are lots of great choices for essential oils to add to your honey face mask. Any of the versions above can be altered to add your favorite skin-loving essential oil. Just add a drop or 2 – a little goes a long way!

A few of my favorites are:

Lavender

Chamomile

Sweet orange

Bergamot

Frankincense

Anti-aging blend

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