Honey has been used in beauty treatments for centuries and the benefits of honey in beauty products are endless. The beneficial effect of honey on the skin has an age-old repute. In the mid 1800’s women used honey and milk as a facial lotion to stave off age, and prevent wrinkles, and keep their skin tone pale. The patrician women of Rome also followed this practice for centuries. The famous beauty, Madam Du Barry, the mistress of Louis XV, used honey extensively in her beauty regime, as did Madam du Sevigné, Marguerite of Navarre and Agnes Sorel. The latter called honey “the soul of flowers.”Today, many face creams and lotions, contain honey. Honey has a nourishing, bleaching, and astringent effect on the skin, as well as it is a good antiseptic. The noted beautiful hands of the Japanese women, devoid of wrinkles, is attributable to their daily use of fresh honey being applied to their hands. The Chinese women use a paste made from crushed orange seeds and honey for pimples, and also to keep their complexions clear of blemishes . Crushed seeds of peaches or apricots with honey is a great softening agent for hands, feet, and elbows. Another great honey treatment for the face, honey, egg yolks, and sweet almond oil makes a wonderful facial mask for hydration. Honey packs, honey masks , and facials are getting more and more popular today, because they work.
For centuries, people have been using honey masks as a treatment for acne and for curing other marks, scars, spots, and blemishes. There is not a single recipe for a honey mask that treats acne, but rather, it can be made from many different combinations of herbs and other substances. In this article, we’ll try to cover all relevant aspects related to using honey masks as a treatment for acne. For example, dry skin, oily skin, and sensitive skin might benefit from different styles of honey masks.
We recomment to use this 2 ingredients for making your mask. They are honey and lemon. This natural mask from only this two ingredients is great for allt types of skin. This is also good and for sensitive skin.
The ingredients that you will need for making one mask are:
– 1/2 of a real lemon or a few drops of lemon oil (it has the same effect)
– 2 teaspoons of honey.
Squeeze 1/2 of the lemon into a bowl, mix in honey and stir until its like cough syrup. Apply mask to freshly cleansed face, Make sure you don’t exfoliate your skin before adding this mask because the lemon juice can make it sting. Let the mask sit for about 20 minutes, and try not to talk. Rinse off with cold water (helps close pores) and pat dry your face. You can do this every morning or every night. Apply a good moisturizer afterwards.
Give it some time to see results. You can’t expect results within a day or two. Also, the mixture is best applied when freshly made.