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Homemade Honey Face Mask Recipes for Beautiful Skin

Updated on March 2, 2016
Homemade honey face masks are easy to make. Honey is perhaps nature's most nutritious food, containing nutrients and enzymes not even identified by scientists today. Honey is often revered as a fountain of youth and beauty - let's learn how to use it
Homemade honey face masks are easy to make. Honey is perhaps nature's most nutritious food, containing nutrients and enzymes not even identified by scientists today. Honey is often revered as a fountain of youth and beauty - let's learn how to use it | Source

What Makes Honey Beneficial for Skin?

Honey has long been haled as the miracle cure for skin of all types. It has been used since ancient times to treat cuts, burns, and reduce skin swellings. It is not only blessed with powerful skin saving antioxidants, but also contains amazing anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties.

  • Anti-inflammatory means your inflamed red acne will be soothed and healed, making them less pronounced.
  • Antibacterial and antiseptic properties will help fight off acne causing germs and bacteria, staving off more acne and pimples.

Let’s explore the potent nutrients in raw honey for its nourishing benefits to skin! Below, learn about three different face masks you can try out for yourself at home, each with a different benefit.

Nutrient
Benefit for Skin
Vitamin B1
For proper skin functioning and healthy skin.
Vitamin B2
Protects skin from damage against free radicals.
Vitamin B6
Necessary for new skin cell formation. Keeps skin moisturized and healthy.
Vitamin B3
Anti-inflammatory. Reduces skin and acne inflammations. Moisturizes and hydrates dry skin
Vitamin C
Rich in vitamin C, raw honey is used for healing topical symptoms such as dry skin and rashes.
Zinc
Fights free radical activity. Slows down aging process of skin.

Honey contains a hefty serving of antioxidants for moisturized and vibrant skin. Polyphenols in honey destroy free radicals that cause oxidative stress in skin cells, thereby slowing down the aging process of skin.

1. Acne Scar Fading

Honey face masks can help you fade acne scars and even out skin discolouration, giving your bright and toned skin.
Honey face masks can help you fade acne scars and even out skin discolouration, giving your bright and toned skin. | Source

Also known as The Hot Face Mask, it is composed of honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon. It’s the lemon that causes the burning sensation, but that’s if you put more than 1/2 a teaspoon!

Before I explain this mask, beware of the amount of lemon juice you add to your face mask, just don’t go overboard with more than eight drops or 1/2 tsp. Anyhow, this delicious smelling mask is sure to tease your taste buds, tempting you to have a lick, but you must resist! The cinnamon and nutmeg honey face mask smells amazing and works wonders in fading acne scars and evening out skin discolorations! Let’s see the skin benefits of the ingredients in this one:

Ingredient
Importance
Cinnamon
Contains potent anti-inflammatory and skin lightening properties. Helps fade acne scars and reducing swelling and redness from acne.
Nutmeg
Anti-inflammatory. Helps reduce swellings and redness from acne.
Lemon juice
Loaded with vitamin C. Great for skin lightening and removing acne scars and dark spots.

Tips

  1. Be sure to add only ½ a teaspoon or at least five drops of lemon juice. You don’t want your skin to have a harsh red complexion plus a burning sensation! It’s nasty, trust me.
  2. Don’t rub or massage as you wash it off because you don’t want the ingredients to exfoliate your skin even more. It will leave your skin dry, causing your oil glands to produce more sebum, which may cause more acne!
  3. This mask is a bit sticky and can be a pain to get off. Simply, use lukewarm water and gently scrub your face until it starts smoothly coming off. Then you can use cold water to wipe off the rest.

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Using clean finger tips, apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your face.
  3. Sit for 15 to 30 minutes to let the face mask settle and get absorbed deep into your skin.
  4. When the time is up, rinse off with warm water, and pat dry with a clean towel.

You are sure to notice a delightful improvement to your acne scars which will appear less visible than before!

2. Skin Hydrating

Suffering from dry or aging skin? This honey face mask is sure to plump up and moisturize your skin cells and leave you looking fresher and younger than ever before.
Suffering from dry or aging skin? This honey face mask is sure to plump up and moisturize your skin cells and leave you looking fresher and younger than ever before. | Source

Got dry flaky skin? Well, worry no more! This amazing moisturizing mask will lock moisture into your skin cells, feeding it with the necessary moisture needed for supple, lubricated skin. People with dry skin should use this because it contains amazing ingredients that heal and nourish dehydrated skin.

Let’s take a look at the powerful ingredients in this:

Ingredient
Benefit
Avocado
Rich in healthy fat and vitamin E, the nutritious avocado will help feed and lubricate withered skin, giving it a supple look and feel.
Coconut Oil
An incredible moisturizer and lubricating agent. Coconut oil is blessed with healthy nutrients that nourish dry skin. Say goodbye to flaky peeling skin!

Tips

  1. Use a ripe avocado so it’s easier to mash with a fork.
  2. Avoid the eye and mouth area when applying the mixture, as these are more sensitive compared to other parts of your face; and the tightening and stretching of the mask may cause wrinkles.
  3. Before applying, wash your face with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel or steam your face. This is simply to open up your pores so the nutrients can sink deep into your skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/ 4 ripe avocado

Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mash ¼ an avocado with the back of a fork or blend if it’s more convenient for you.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
  3. Using clean fingers, apply a thick coat of this mixture onto your face.
  4. Sit for fifteen minutes while you let the mask do its work. You can use this time to soak in a bath or get lunch ready.
  5. When the time is up, gently scrub off the mask using warm water. When it’s all off, splash cold water onto your face to close your pores. Pat dry with a towel.

Enjoy the silky new feel and look of your moisturized skin!

3. Acne Blaster

Honey's intense antibacterial action can cure existing acne and prevent any further unwelcome pimples.
Honey's intense antibacterial action can cure existing acne and prevent any further unwelcome pimples.

Using orange peel, raw honey, and oats, this recipe is great for getting rid of acne and notorious pimples. Raw honey contains antibacterial properties that remove germs that cause acne from deep within the skin pores. Oats not only nourishes skin of all types but also absorbs excess sebum from within your pores as it is an absorbent. This acne-fighting mask provides nourishing, exfoliating and cleansing benefits to skin.

Here are the ingredients used for this:

Ingredient
Benefit
Oats
Nourishes skin. Gently exfoliates skin, removing dead cells from the skin surface, promoting smooth supple skin.
Orange Peel
Rich in vitamin C, orange peel is great for lightening dark spots and acne scars. Evens out skin discolorations

Tips:

  1. Use raw organic honey for best results. Processed honey may cause skin irritation and rashes!
  2. It doesn’t matter what type of oats you use. You can use either brown oats or white oats.
  3. Be gentle with your skin when applying. Gently apply a thick coat. Do not rub it harshly on your skin as this may cause your skin to become red and unsightly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 1 teaspoons oats

Directions:

  1. Mix the above ingredients thoroughly in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Coat your face with the mixture using clean fingers.
  3. Let it settle for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, you can lie down, close your eyes and relax as the mask does its magic. When the time is up, rinse your face, and pat dry with a clean towel.

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      Bhawna 5 weeks ago

      Wow gud remedies

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      SammyGC2402 15 months ago

      I have just recently tried this it works so well

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      Martha 2 years ago

      This is really effective! I love it!

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      Eileen 2 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      I'm all for beauty tips and love ingredients that I already have . I use coconut oil everyday to keep my skin hydrated but will combine it with honey and avocado . Thanks for some awesome tips !

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      Natasha Pelati 2 years ago from South Africa

      honey is not only good for the skin but it has healing properties too!

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      Hamza Arshad 2 years ago from Pakistan

      I prefer the particular Darling face mask through Leader Tresses Skin color therapies with their epidermis face cleaner. Really helpful thanks !! see here my article secret for flawless skin https://hubpages.com/style/Secrets-For-Flawless-Sk...

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      April 2 years ago from Fort Myers

      Another great read! Here's another great tip for honey: it works great on pink eye and staph infections! I had pink eye a few times, about 4 years ago when my oldest son was in daycare. None of the prescribed eye drops seemed to be helping, but black tea and honey did the trick! Also, I had a staph infection and once again, the antibiotics weren't doing much to clear it up. I started using black tea bags as my warm compresses, and then I'd dab honey over the soar. Within 1-2 days, all of the infection had drawn to the surface and my chills/fever went away. Sorry for the details, but I'm a true believer in natural medicines and those two personal experiences are what made me the believer that I am today!

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      Susan Trump 2 years ago from San Diego, California

      Nice piece. Good to get back to basics and out of the chemical laden cosmetics. I'll be trying honey tonight.

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      Laeeka 2 years ago from Durban, South Africa

      Beautifully constructed and well researched article. Thank you for this.

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 2 years ago from Cardiff

      Great masks they sound as if they would really help!

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      Peter Yexley 2 years ago from UK

      Great tips! I have a friend who swears by honey and lemon for cleaning her blackheads

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      Candice Watts 2 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      This is great! I have been looking ALL over for something like this! I'm going to have to try each recipe. Thank you for sharing!!

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      Disillusioned 2 years ago from Kerala, India

      Eye catching presentation!

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      munes 2 years ago

      Can use longan honey for facial

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      luv child 2 years ago

      Great information that I will try to get rid of some new acne marks I recently gained.

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      Morgan 2 years ago

      I just used the honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, and lemon mask and loved it! Great instructions! My face feels great, but is a little itchy after the mask - any idea why? I made sure to keep it light on the lemon. Either way, great article and mask! Thanks:)

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      Melissa Johnson 2 years ago

      WOW. I needed this for my very bright and visible acne scars. Thank you! I will do this, like, today Lol

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      Nutankumarisinha 2 years ago

      Honey works well for tightening our skin and is a good moisturizer. I read all your articles and find them extremely useful. You are such an excellent writer and you give us an in-depth information about everything you write.

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      Musu Bangura 3 years ago from Nation's Capital

      These are really interesting honey masks. I used to do honey and yogurt years ago and it worked great with my skin. I'll be sharing this great hub and passing it along!

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      john 3 years ago

      can i use vit c powder in stead off orange skins?. how many times a week should i apply this mask?

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      Char Milbrett 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Interesting page and thank you for the recipes. I truly agree with you that honey and cinnamon combinations are very beneficial.

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      thebrownbear 3 years ago

      Wow, I had no idea honey could be so beneficial for your skin. Thank you for sharing.

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      Ila Castro 3 years ago from Manila

      I tried the lemon-cinnamon recipe without nutmeg (didn't have any in the kitchen). It made my face soft and smooth! :)

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      Kept private 3 years ago from Northeast United States

      A well organized and neatly written hub :). I'm tempted to try, but I have bad allergies, maybe I can do a spot test. Thank you for sharing.

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      Ana Maria Orantes 3 years ago from Miami Florida

      Some day, I will try all together. Excellent advice. Thank you

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      Ana Maria Orantes 3 years ago from Miami Florida

      I try the mask. I love it. My face feels good. I only use the honey and a bar of lemon soap.

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      Alan 3 years ago from West Georgia

      Great article, I love raw honey and it has many wonderful uses.

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      Laura 3 years ago from Ireland

      These seem like excellent face masks, honey does wonders to your skin and leaves your face incredibly smooth! Another face mask that is super easy and extremely beneficial is a simple honey and cinnamon mask.

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      Ana Maria Orantes 3 years ago from Miami Florida

      Thank you for your article. I like the way. You explained the honey mask instructions. Your mask is easy to make. I am going to try it in my next spa treatment. I love it. Mister healmunsta.

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      hubsy 3 years ago

      Wow, honey is so delicious, and it turns out it's extremely beneficial! It's like the best of both worlds, it's so interesting that sometimes the best remedies are found in nature. Voted up!

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      veroh 3 years ago

      I can attest to that. It does wonders

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      Mera 3 years ago from California

      Great information that I can use. Thank you.

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      Crissylite 3 years ago

      Thank you for sharing! I am Pinning this one.

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      assu 3 years ago

      Will try! Gud

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      Bookmarking this one! And thanks for posting the useful information!

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      tabitha 3 years ago

      Will try!

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      Tiffany 3 years ago

      I use the Honey face mask by Alpha Mane Skin treatments along with their skin cleanser. Really helped with my acne.

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      Quotes Lover 3 years ago

      I must give it a try, thanks for sharing

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      Ilona 3 years ago from Ohio

      My daughter has been using a honey mask and she loves the way it makes her skin feel moisturized. I think I need a beauty day when I try this, as well!

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      Prabhu 3 years ago from Erode

      No need to spend a fortune on top brands when you have at your fingertips the refrigerator and pantry to create your own products. Once a week apply a mask naturally after cleaning your skin well to allow penetration.

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      Kimberly Lake 3 years ago from California

      Excellent, very well researched and explained. Thank you for Sharing!