Retaining moisture is important for the skin to maintain its softness, suppleness and elasticity. Unfortunately, the drying effects of cold weather and the damaging effects of the sun can take their toll on our skin and cause it to look dull, blotchy and wrinkled.
Face masks can be used for a variety of special functions such as hydrating dry and irritated skin.
It is a very simple natural beauty recipe: only one ingredient – raw honey or Manuka Honey from New Zealand. Many of the cheaper honeys in the grocery store are processed and the enzymes and other nutrients have been stripped away, leaving just the sugars. They may taste good, but are not nutritious for your skin.
Honey is very mild, so most people (even those with sensitive skin) are able use it. Here is an effective do-it-yourself honey face mask for anti-aging skincare:
DIY Honey Face Mask Step 1
Dampen a washcloth with warm water to wet your face.
DIY Honey Face Mask Step 2
Scoop approximately 1 teaspoon of raw honey into the palm of your hand.
DIY Honey Face Mask Step 3
Apply honey to your face using the fingertips of the opposite hand. Apply it in small circles, massaging all across forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.
DIY Honey Face Mask Step 4
Leave honey on your face for 20 minutes.
DIY Honey Face Mask Step 5
Rinse face with water and dab dry with a clean washcloth as needed. Proceed with your usual routine. Repeat as often as necessary.
You can do this once a week as your own natural anti-aging treatment to help moisturize and rejuvenate your skin.