Honey face masks

Honey is not only healthy and tasty. It has been known in folk medicine for centuries due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. It is also ideal for care: moisturizes the skin and adds radiance, lightens age spots, smooths out wrinkles.

Honey for facial skin: what are its properties?

Honey accelerates wound healing and has caring properties, which is why cosmetic companies willingly use it to produce cosmetics. It is used to produce medicinal cosmetics intended to alleviate various dermatological diseases.

Honey contains about 200 beneficial substances! Its composition varies depending on the plants from which the bee collects pollen. In addition to the main ingredients, fructose and glucose, it contains nutrients valuable for the skin: vitamins (A, B, D, K, E, PP, H), proteins, fats, carbohydrates, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium.

How does honey affect the skin?

Home remedies for acne are very effective. A product that can be found in most kitchens is honey. It has antibacterial, soothing and moisturizing properties and helps significantly relieve acne.

In the cosmetic industry, honey is used as an ingredient in many skin care products, especially for dry and mature skin. Honey-based creams and balms regenerate and nourish dry skin.

In the cosmetic industry, honey is used as an ingredient

Its glucose content means that less water evaporates through the skin and the skin stays hydrated longer. Honey also stimulates blood flow in the skin tissues, improving its nutrition. Thanks to this, the epidermis becomes elastic and wrinkles are smoothed out.

Benefits of using honey on your face at home:

  • accelerates the healing of scars;
  • reduces wrinkles;
  • evens out color;
  • improves the condition of oily and combination skin;
  • soothes irritation and inflammation.

It not only supplies the skin with valuable vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients, but also copes well with unpleasant skin ailments: acne, psoriasis and eczema.

Honey prevents skin aging

Due to the fact that honey has bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties, it is especially recommended for people who are unsuccessfully struggling with acne or skin lesions such as eczema or psoriasis, as well as ailments caused by candidiasis.

Honey also prevents skin aging due to its content of a wide range of antioxidants and vitamins A and E. When applied to the skin, it perfectly soothes irritations, especially in winter, when the skin is exposed to the drying effects of wind and frost. This is possible thanks to the content of vitamin H (biotin).

Regular use of honey in the form of peeling makes the epidermis moisturized and smooth. Honey is an excellent natural exfoliant that effectively exfoliates old epidermis and smoothes it out.

Note! Homemade masks with honey eliminates most skin problems. Honey should be applied directly to a cleansed face and left for a few minutes. Then wash with warm water and dry it with a clean dry towel. This procedure should be repeated regularly as often as the skin needs.

Hydration is mainly the retention of moisture in the skin. One of the features of honey is very important in care – its hygroscopicity. It can absorb and retain moisture from the environment. This is an amazing property of the product applied to the skin: it leaves it well hydrated and refreshed.

The action of honey is ideal for the care of oily and acne-prone skin. Thanks to its antibacterial properties, it soothes various skin infections. An enzyme found in honey produces hydrogen peroxide, which is mainly responsible for its antibacterial effect. In turn, organic acids exfoliate dead skin, which speeds up the unblocking of pores and the removal of residual secretions from them.

Homemade honey masks

Honey masks can be an excellent cosmetic product. Honey is added to baths (for example, by mixing honey and milk) or used to make hair and face masks.

Important! Honey masks should be avoided by people who are allergic to it. If you have never used a honey mask, be sure to do an allergy test beforehand by applying honey to your forearm or the area behind your ear. If there is no itching, rash or redness, you can use a homemade mask with honey without any problems.

Honey as a base works well for many masks

You can successfully combine it with other ingredients, for example, lemon, cottage cheese, yogurt or butter. You can use it to prepare not only masks, but also facial cleansers and scrubs. It is suitable for all skin types: dry, temporarily dehydrated, sensitive, normal, oily, combination, acne, dilated capillaries, gray, mature and sagging.

Moisturizing face mask


  • 2 teaspoons honey;
  • half a banana.

Mash the banana, add honey and stir. Apply a moisturizing mask to your face and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Mask against skin discoloration


  • 1 tablespoon honey;
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice;
  • apple pulp.

Apply the mixture to your face. If you have sensitive skin, the mask may sting slightly due to the natural AHA content of apple acids. Leave on face for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Honey mask for wrinkles


  • ripe avocado;
  • 1 teaspoon honey;
  • 1 teaspoon of natural yogurt.

Mash the avocado with a fork, add honey and yogurt. Apply the mask to your face and wash off after 20 minutes.

Cleansing honey mask


  • 2–3 tablets of activated carbon;
  • 1 teaspoon honey;
  • 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt.

Crush the tablets well, then mix with yogurt and honey. Apply to face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Thanks to the addition of honey, the mask has a strong cleansing and astringent effect.

Regenerating honey mask

Ingredients :

  • 1 teaspoon aloe;
  • 1 teaspoon honey;
  • half a teaspoon of turmeric.

Spread the mixture over your face. Wash off after 20 minutes.

Anti-wrinkle mask


  • 1 tbsp. spoon of coconut oil;
  • 1 teaspoon of honey.

Mix the ingredients and apply the resulting mixture to your face. Wash off the mask after 15 minutes. Coconut oil enhances the moisturizing properties of honey.

Face mask against blackheads


  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder;
  • 1 tbsp. spoon of honey;
  • a pinch of nutmeg.

Mix cinnamon powder and nutmeg with honey. Apply to face and leave for 15 minutes, then rinse. All ingredients have antibacterial properties.

Soothing mask


  • 1 tbsp. a spoonful of liquid honey;
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal.

Grind the oatmeal and mix with honey (if the mask is too thick, add a little water) and apply to the face. Rinse off with warm water after 20 minutes. Oatmeal and honey have excellent calming properties. They are full of antioxidants, nourish the skin and soothe inflammation.

Honey masks for hair at home

Honey can also be used as a base for hair masks. Honey for hair is a cosmetic product that belongs to the group of moisturizers. Strongly moisturizes, makes hair soft, easier to comb and more manageable.

Honey – a cosmetic product for hair

Note! The nutrients contained in honey have a beneficial effect on the condition of the hair, helping to restore hair after intense sun, heat styling and too frequent coloring. Honey strengthens tired hair, giving it a healthy look.

Moisturizing mask with honey and coconut oil

The combination of oil and honey perfectly nourishes the scalp and hair. Coconut oil has antibacterial properties and helps treat dandruff. Mix liquid honey with oil in a 2:1 ratio. Apply the mask to damp hair and put on a protective cap. Leave for about 20 minutes, then wash your hair thoroughly.

After this treatment, they become smooth, since the oil closes the cuticles, they comb well and do not frizz, and they immediately look healthier. Hair masks with honey and oil are suitable for all hair types, but are especially recommended for damaged, split ends, weakened by treatments and heat styling.

Egg and honey hair mask

A restorative mask is recommended for damaged hair with brittle and split ends. Honey will revive damaged hair; an egg, containing, among other things, lecithin, will prevent hair loss. The oil will add shine to your hair and make it silky to the touch.

Ingredients :

  • 2 eggs;
  • a tablespoon of honey;
  • a teaspoon of castor oil.

Mix all ingredients until a homogeneous consistency is obtained.

Instead of oil, you can use lemon juice for this mask. The mask will have cleansing properties and will remove any remaining styling products from your hair. In addition, regular use of a honey-lemon mask will slightly lighten your strands. The effect will be natural, and the procedure itself is safe for hair. Your hair will look as if it was illuminated by the sun. Of course, the lightening effect will be most noticeable on light hair.

A hair mask with honey and sea buckthorn oil solves the problem of hair loss. Prepare a mask and apply it liberally to your hair. It is important to rub the honey-oil mask well into the skin so that it quickly penetrates the hair follicles and stimulates their action, and then rinse with shampoo. It is worth repeating the procedure at least twice a year: after winter and after summer, i.e. when hair falls out the most.

A hair mask made from honey and sea buckthorn oil is also used against baldness. The procedure strengthens weak hair, making it a little thicker and stronger.

Hair mask with honey and lemon

Lemon juice will add shine and restore proper pH levels.

2 tbsp. spoons of honey;

1 tbsp. spoon of lemon juice;

1 tbsp. a spoonful of cold-pressed oil suitable for your hair type.

Honey hair conditioner

Don’t be afraid to experiment with applying honey to your hair. Feel free to combine honey with other natural ingredients. Add 2 tbsp. spoons into your favorite conditioner, preferably softening.

Combine honey with other natural ingredients

Cold pressed oils are recommended, but a great idea is to pour boiling water over the oatmeal. Wait for the flakes to cool and strain them through cheesecloth. The resulting thick liquid is ideal as a base for natural honey conditioners.

Honey and olive oil for hair is one of the most popular DIY conditioner combinations. Works well on medium porosity hair as it perfectly fills the hair cuticles.

Rinsing hair with honey

Mix 2 tbsp. spoons of honey with 2 glasses of warm water. Do not use hot water, as high temperature kills the valuable properties of honey. When the honey dissolves, wash your hair with the mixture. Wait 5 minutes and rinse your hair with warm water, using the rinse as the last step of washing.

Honey masks for face and hair are cheap, simple and safe. Honey as a base works well for many masks. After using masks with honey, the face is well nourished and well-groomed, the skin regains its radiance. Hair nourished with a honey mask becomes shiny, thicker, stronger, easier to style and healthier.

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