A facial mask that’s good enough to eat

Raw honey.

 

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That’s it!

So simple and so effective.  The only downside is it’s a little sticky.

Here’s why I’ve been using raw honey on my face…

Raw honey has antibacterial properties that make it perfect for acne, since it helps to clear up blemishes without drying out your skin.  Those same properties make it good for many other skin issues as well.  Honey has been extensively studied for it’s use in treating burns and other wounds.

Raw honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air and helps to make your skin feel soft.  My favorite part of using a honey mask is how soft my skin feels afterwards.

Raw honey is very soothing to the skin.  This is a treatment you could use daily if you like.

Make sure the honey is truly raw, not treated with any heat.  You can find this at local farmer’s markets and better grocery stores like Whole Foods.  This way you’re getting all the beneficial enzymes.

Manuka honey is said to have even greater benefits.  Right now I’m happy with the raw honey I bought at TJ’s, but I’ll probably upgrade to Manuka honey next time.  It’s a lot pricier, but a little bit goes a long way.  And even the most expensive jar of honey is a great value compared to many skin care products.

Here’s how I do a honey mask:

Take about a teaspoon of raw honey and gently rub onto clean skin.  It will feel very sticky!  Let sit for at least ten minutes, then rinse.  I like to put it on wearing a bathrobe and right before I hop in the shower.

My skin feels so soft and smooth afterwards!

I love using high end skin care products, but it’s fun playing around in the kitchen too!

Can this raw honey mask help you feel happy, healthy and hot?  Absolutely!

You’ll be happy with this DIY treatment that uses such a healthy ingredient.  And the soft, smooth, glowing skin that results is very hot!

 

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