For glowing skin, honey and lemon are essential ingredients. Honey is rich in antioxidants and alpha-hydroxy acid (AHAs) which aid in the removal of dead skin cells. Lemons also contain antibacterial honey, which protects the sensitive skin from free radical damage. Here are eight honey and half a lemon masks that will give you a radiant complexion.
To activate pores, steam from hot boiling water can be used to prepare a mask. After you have rinsed off the mask, rinse it with cold water. To seal the goodness, calm your skin.
Lemon juice and honey mask
This mask only uses honey and lemon. Mix half of a lemon with 1 tablespoon, of organic honey. Apply the mixture to your neck and face. Avoid the eye area. After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water and then with cold water. Pat dry the face with a soft towel.
Lemon juice, turmeric, and cucumber
This mask is suitable for oily skin. This mask is great for soothing sunburn and calming skin. Slice off the ends of the cucumber. To make a pulpy mixture, cut the cucumber into small pieces. Combine the mixture with a tablespoon of organic turmeric powder, a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.
Combine the ingredients and apply evenly to the face. Let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water. For best results, use daily for at least a week. Add a teaspoon of glycerine if you have dry skin.
While you wait for your mask to set, why not try some facial exercises to help tone your skin?
Gram flour (Chickpea flour) with turmeric, lemon juice, and honey
This universal mask can be used on all skin types. Combine one tablespoon of chickpea flour, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of organic turmeric powder. Mix these ingredients together with rose water or filtered water and make a paste. Apply the paste to your face. To get glowing skin, wash off the paste with cold water.
This mask can be used regularly to reduce the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Turmeric is nature’s solution to free radicals. It has powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, as well as blemish-free and radiant skin.
Honey, Almond oil, and Oatmeal
Make a cup of chamomile tea. Let it cool. Make a paste by adding 1/4 cup oatmeal, 2 drops of Almond oil, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 2 teaspoons of honey. Apply the paste to damp skin. Wash your face with warm water. Let the mask dry for 7 minutes, then wash off with cold water. The mask exfoliates and contains powerful humectants that calm redness and revitalize the skin.
Green Tea with Honey
Green tea is rich in antioxidants which help to reduce the damage from free radicals. Mix 2 tablespoons of organic honey with loose green tea or a bag of tea. This mixture should be applied to the face. After 15 minutes, rinse with warm water. This mask reduces redness, prevents pores from becoming clogged, and increases flow.
Honey, cinnamon, and banana
This mask is great for combating dry skin in winter. Make half of a banana, and then mash it until you have a smooth consistency. Add 2 tbsp, organic honey, to the mixture. Make a smooth paste by mixing the ingredients. Use warm water to wash your face. After the paste has dried, rub it with your fingers.
Rinse off with warm water. Cinnamon stimulates the pores to allow for even cleaning. It also improves hyperpigmentation and spots. The banana helps soothe dry skin, while honey combats free radical damage.
Lemon and milk
Both milk and lemon contain alpha-hydroxy acid (AHAs), which promote exfoliation. They also have skin brightening properties. Add 2 tbsp whole milk to 2 tsp lemon juice. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 4 hours. The milk will begin to break down, forming a curd that can be used on clean skin. Let it sit on clean skin for 15 minutes, then rinse off with cold water.
Avocado with honey
Avocados are rich in nutrients such as iron, potassium, and calcium. They also contain sodium, potassium, copper, magnesium, and other important nutrients. Avocados also contain vitamins E, B, and K. They make great mask ingredients because they moisturize the skin while providing potent nutrition.
Mash avocado with your hands. Mix 15 ml honey into the mashed avocado. Continue to mash until it becomes a paste-like consistency. This paste should be applied to the skin in circular motions that move upwards. Rinse the mask with cold water. This mask can also be made in large quantities and stored in the fridge for up to five days.
Face Mask recipe
This face mask can be used to reduce oily skin.
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk for about 1 to 2 minutes. It will be easy to tell if the ingredients are well combined when they become foamy.
- Apply the mixture to freshly washed skin using your fingers or a small brush. Apply the mixture to your face sparingly around your eyes.
- Use as much of the mixture as you can, but don’t let it drip.
- Let the mask dry for between 20 and 30 minutes. If the mask feels dry and tightened, remove it sooner.
- Use warm water to rinse your skin or a soft, damp washcloth.
- Pat your face dry. Use a moisturizer to moisten the skin.
Face masks can be made with different combinations of honey and lemon juice. The steps for making a face mask are the same as those in the recipe, but with different ingredients.
- Make a mask for acne-prone skin. Combine 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Mask to prevent hyperpigmentation. Mix 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon honey. Let stand for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- A mask to reduce inflammation and redness in the skin. Combine two tablespoons of honey with one lemon slice and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes.
The bottom line
Both honey and lemon have healing properties. Honey is safer than lemon for skin care. It is gentler, less irritating, and more likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Lemon is acidic, which can cause skin irritations, dryness, sun damage, and skin dryness. Lemon should only be used in small quantities on the skin to avoid irritations.
Before applying honey or lemon to your skin, make sure you do a patch test. If your skin is red, swollen, or itchy after the patch test, do not apply either ingredient.