February 13, 2010

DIY Honey Face Mask

Honey is great for your skin, as it contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C and it is a good source of antioxydants. It also has the ability to act as a humectant (attract moisture) and it has natural anti-inflammatory effects. Honey has natural properties that help alleviate redness and calm irritated skin and both provides gentle, skin-renewing exfoliation.

You can use honey on your skin in various ways: mixed with milk for a soothing mask; mixed with oatmeal to relieve dry skin;  mixed with olive oil and sugar or salt for an all-natural scrub... but I wanted to try using only honey as a face mask this time(I did this yesterday night).

You only need a tiny amount of honey as it's pretty sticky and a little goes a long way.

I used a spoon to apply the honey because I figured it would be easier than with sticky fingers.

I let it on my face for about 15 minutes, and to my surprise, it was pretty easy to remove with lukewarm water. I thought it would do a sticky mess! I then applied my toner and night cream as usual, and I woke up to soft and moisturized skin! The redness and the dry patches on my face was gone! This is so amazing as I'm always fighting with dry, red and itchy skin in the winter... I'll be using honey as a face mask once a week for the rest of the winter!


  1. I love natural honey masks! You have reminded me of them and I think I am going to do this tonight!

  2. very flattering pictures :P

    my stepmum used to have a jar of honey in the shower and i always used to use a little bit to cleanse my face! always felt better aftwards; i think the key is the type of honey she used to use. my dad was a bee keeper (hes been like a trillion different things!) and there was this hard type honey she used to use :) instead of runny stuff!

  3. I love honey masks, they're so good for your skin and cheap!

    I bought my blackhead thing from:

    but you can just type into the ebay search bar 'blackhead brush'. Although from your pictures, it looks like you have really nice skin!

  4. mmm..id prolly would end up eatin the honey more than puttin it on my face lol.

    yes mtv has been a failure since i could remember. i cant stand there shows anymore. btw, WERQ = WORK. lol i just say it that way to be different. you know how they tell the models to "work it"..yeaa, i made my own slang lol.

  5. i love DIY masks! it feels nice to get yourself a break from all the pre-packaged chemicals in products every once in a while. you just reminded me i should do a mask soon! :D xx

  6. Hi Gaby

    Thanks for sharing this post. I tried using honey before and it is very moisturising. Somehow I forgot about this good old recipe. Thanks again for refreshing my memory..

  7. Hello Gaby! Thanks a lot for your comments and for the following!!

  8. Hello Gaby! I just stumbled upon your blog and I did not know natural honey masks alleviate redness. That´s so good to know since I have veeeery fair skin colour and everytime it snows, rains...whatever I get all red :S
    I am going to apply a natural honey mask once a week from now on.
    Thanks for the tip and by the way I am green with envy you live in Québec :) it must be gorgeous up there.
    My French is really rusty so I´ll spare you the ´suffering´ of having to read my message en francais lol.
    Greetings from Spain.

  9. Your honey mask is sexay. :-) I haven't done one of these in so long. I must try it again.

  10. I've never tried a DIY mask before, but I'll definitely give this a shot! Easy and looks promising :) Thanks for following too! Lovely blog you have here :D

  11. I love honey mask too esp in winter

  12. You have such lovely, flawless skin! I love using honey as a scrub mixed with a bit of lemon juice and sugar. It works really well. I'll definitely have to try it as a mask when the weather is colder!