Face Masks,  Skincare

11 Honey Face Masks For Every Skin Problem

I love to put honey in my tea and on my toast – and, as it turns out, slathering it all over my face in the form of honey face masks has helped me combat every skin problem I have ever had.

DIY Honey Face masks For Every Skin Problem

Let me introduce you to the vast miasma of issues my skin is. When people get a zit or two around that time of the month, my cheeks and my chin turn into a Lovecraftian nightmare. I have oily combo skin which has a mind of its own.

Cystic acne is as much a part of my life as bones are my dog’s. I have pitted acne scars from bad decisions made in skincare in the past. So, how do I keep them in check?

Now that you know me and my skin a bit better, you’re probably feeling disbelief. Honey is great, maybe you’ve even used it on your face. But how can it help with everything I’ve just described (and experienced)?

Honey on its own is wonderful but it does this amazing thing when combined with other wonderful mask ingredients. It creates skincare miracles.

Honey And Lemon Mask For Acne

 

A lot of people add baking soda to this mask but that is one thing I stay far away from. Why? That deep reddish brown pit on my left cheek? That’s from using baking soda to treat a zit.

Lemon will not only act as an astringent for active acne but will also help lighten the scars it leaves behind. Make sure you apply sunscreen after washing off this mask. It might sting a bit so follow the measurements closely.

  • 1 tsp lemon juice (from a freshly squeezed lemon, none of that bottled stuff)
  • 1 tbsp honey (organic)

Leave this honey face mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Use lukewarm water to wash it off and experience soft and squeaky clean skin that I’ve personally only experienced after a glycolic toner.

Honey And Nutmeg Mask For Acne Scars

If your previously healed acne has left behind souvenirs, this honey and nutmeg mask is amazing to lighten and brighten. The nutmeg is anti inflammatory and works brilliantly for sun spots as well.

It’s also heaven sent for clogged pores so you can combine this mask with your other treatments and spot mask.

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg (if you can grind it fresh, it’ll be much more potent)
  • 2 tbsp honey

Leave this mask on overnight if you’re using it as a spot treatment. Right before you get ready to wash it off, gently rub your face with a bit of water for some additional scrubbing action.

Avocado and Honey Face Mask for Dry Skin

Honey face masks will often use ingredients that are meant to amplify the magical properties of honey. Avocado is one such ingredient. It is great for getting rid of dry and flaky skin & it’ll keep your skin plump and moisturized forever.

The best thing about this mask is that it also has some anti ageing benefits and kids, it is never too early to start on that path.

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp avocado flesh
  • 1 egg yolk

You can either use a fork to mash these ingredients together or just chuck them in a processor for a smooth mask. I use an old synthetic foundation brush to apply it. You’ll need to keep this on for at least half an hour before you wash it off. The longer you can keep it, the better it is for your dry skin.

Honey and Lavender Face Mask For Dull Skin

Lavender essential oil has been known to aid in skin cell turnover. I love using this mask right before I’m leaving for a major event and I’ve noticed that it even helps my makeup base go on smoother.

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 drop of lavender essential oils

Leave this honey face mask on for 15 minutes. Depending on your skin type and how sensitive you are, I would suggest tweaking the amount of the oil. For my oily combo skin, 1 drop is usually enough but if you have extremely dry skin, you can use 2 to 3 drops. Don’t go overboard with the lavender though, more is not more in the case of essential oils.

Honey and Carrot Face Mask for Oily Skin

The biggest mistakeĀ oily skinned people tend to make is trying to dry out their skin. I’m not pointing fingers because I have done so in the past myself. What that does it overproduce oil even more because you’re essentially telling your skin that you need more oil.

Oil is there to keep your skin supple and wrinkle free so what you need to do is hydrate it just enough so it wouldn’t turn you in an oil slick.

  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp carrot juice

Leave this mask on for 10 minutes. You can use mashed carrots in this mask but I prefer carrot juice as it does a much better job with keeping my skin glowing but oil free.

Honey and Papaya Face Mask For Oily and Blemish Prone Skin

If you’re wondering why there are so many fruits and vegetables in this list – it’s just because these are the things that are most found in my kitchen. I’ll use a bit for the mask and eat the rest – grazing on healthy stuff is a good habit to pick up as you wait for your mask timer to ping.

I won’t bore you with facts about how amazing papaya is as a skincare ingredient. It treats acne, lightens blemishes, makes your face super smooth, combats redness, and does so much more.

  • 4 tbsp papaya pulp
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp coffee powder

Leave this mask on for 10 minutes. The coffee powder in this mask tends to add some tightening effect and that’s why I put it in. You can skip it if you like. If you are following the exact recipe, gently scrub your face with the mask before you wash it off. You can also use a washcloth to get the scrubbing benefits of this honey mask.

Honey and Raspberry Face Mask for Acne Prone Oily Skin

I found this face mask here on Bustle and I’m forever glad I did. This face mask puts superfood raspberry in the front and I love how light my blemishes look when I strictly incorporate it into my weekly routine. It brightens, tightens, and generally gives me many makeup free days because I can’t stop looking at myself after I use this mask.

  • 4 ripe raspberries
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp oatmeal powder

Leave this mask on for 5 minutes and rinse it off. I have tweaked the recipe a bit and you can follow the Bustle tutorial if you’d like a thicker mask. I don’t make and store this one but it can be made in bulk and stored in the refrigerator. A cold mask will also get rid of puffiness if you’ve been having too much salt.

Honey and Egg Face Mask For Dry Skin

I have two variations of this mask – don’t worry, you’ll get to use the whole egg and there wouldn’t be any wastage (unless you’re a baker!).

The moisturizing properties of this mask come from yoghurt, honey, and the egg yolk. You’ll also experience mega glowing skin after you’ve used this mask.

  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • 3 drops of Vitamin E oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg yolk

Leave it on for about 5 to 10 minutes. You can replace vitamin E oil with an existing moisturizing oil from your skincare routine.

Honey and Egg Face Mask For Sagging Skin

The recipe for this mask is the same as before. The only change is that I use egg white instead of the yolk here. It’ll work for oily skin as well.

  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • 3 drops of Vitamin E oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg white

Leave this mask for 5 minutes. Sweet almond oil works as well as Vitamin E for this mask. If you have extremely sagging skin, I’d suggest using this 2 to 3 times a week for best results.

Honey and Oatmeal Face Mask For Textured Skin

The combination of honey and oatmeal creates this ethereal glow on my face and it masks my texture issues to a great degree. I especially love using this mask when my texture issues are so bad that my makeup isn’t able to do its job.

I add tea tree oil to this mask for my acne as I don’t like using it as an overnight treatment (which a lot of people do). If you have sensitive skin, skip the tea tree oil. Lemon juice adds some much needed brightness to my skin.

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp oatmeal powder

It’s always best to ground your oatmeal into a powder when you’re using it for face masks because it sticks better that way. If you want to use regular oatmeal, try laying down on your back or it will fall all over your shirt.

Honey and Strawberry Face Mask for Blackheads and Flaky Skin

This is a multipurpose mask that I use when I’m short on time and need my mask to be both a scrub and provide TLC. I found it on Bellatory and they’ve got some amazing strawberry masks you can check out as well.

If cream makes you breakout, skip it and use lemon juice or Apple Cider Vinegar (with mother). This mask will moisturize dry and flaky skin and it will get rid of blackheads on nose and chin.

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 mashed strawberries
  • 1 tbsp full fat milk

Massage the mask gentle on your face and the strawberry will get rid of dead skin cell buildup as well, leaving you ready to rock.

Why Honey Face Masks?

This is a question my friends and family ask me all the time and the answer is simple – it has something to offer for everyone and it is almost always found in every pantry. Honey also works as a great DIY cleanser for AM routines and if you can get raw honey, I would definitely recommend using that. Let me know in the comments below if you tried any of these and if you have some recommendations for masks I should try.

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