A fabulous pick-me-up for dull, tired looking skin. Honey draws in moisture from the air to your skin and peels away dead skin cells, and it's a natural inflammatory and antiseptic remedy.
Bowl of steaming water/facial steamer/hot bath.
Heat the honey until slightly runny (pardon the rhyme) but not much that it will run off your skin. Be careful not to burn yourself. Remember, if the honey is too hot you will only damage your skin.
Tie your hair away from your face (if you have long hair) and use the hairband to keep any loose strands away from your face.
Stand in front of a mirror and using your ring finger gently apply the honey to your face and neck. Avoid the eye and lip areas.
Bend over a bowl of steaming water and cover your head with a towel.
if you own a facial steamer use it instead.
For an extra-rejuvenating experience hop into a hot bubble bath and relax the day away.
After 10-20 minutes rinse off the honey with lukewarm water and pat dry.
If desired, you can finish off with a splash of rosewater and a hydrating face cream.
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Apply to face, wait 15 minutes then wash off. Incredible results.
Thanks for the recipe Adelina!
I am always amazed when I see recipes containing a few ingredients but bursting with great benefits, and this is one of them.
Lemon - great cleanser, skin rejuvenator and dead skin cells remover. Perfect for oily skin or skin with problems such as inflammation, redness, pimples or acne. For other skin types, it simply cleanses well.
Honey - similar to lemon, it cleanses the skin and reduces the inflammation. Additionally, it is a gentle moisturizer.
Avocado - full of monosaturated fats, it nourishes the skin by deeply penetrating its layers. The moisture is lasting and immediate. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin.
Finally, retinol - a small molecule able to enter the deeper skin layers and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
This honey egg yolk face mask is wonderful! This face mask uses just honey and one egg yolk.
What you do is place a cloth in warm water and pat your face. This will help to open the pores and make way for absorbing honey in the skin. Mix one egg yolk with enough honey to make a smooth paste. Now apply the mask evenly on your skin and let it remain like that for a maximum of 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, wash your face with warm water and then cold water to close off the pores so that all the essential nutrients of honey are retained inside.
2 tsp. each dried mint, sage, and rosemary
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tsp. beeswax
2 TB. lanolin
1/2 cup wheat-germ oil
1 tsp. honey
Combine the herbs in a clean bowl or pot. Pour 1/2 cup of boiling water over them and steep for 10 minutes like you're making tea. Strain through cheesecloth or very fine sieve, collecting the liquid in a bowl or a glass measuring cup. Discard the herbs and set the liquid aside to cool.
Use a double boiler or a heatproof glass measuring cup set in a pan of simmering water, melt the beeswax and lanolin to 160 degrees F. Add the wheat-germ oil slowly, stirring constantly. Add the herbal water by teaspoonful, stirring until well blended. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in honey until blended and then cool thoroughly.
I make these honey egg yolk masks often, especially when I feel my skin is getting dry and flaky.
Mix a bit of honey with egg yolk, stir. Add a few drops of Vitamin E oil and just a pinch of brown sugar. Stir again until the mask is mixed well. Simply slather on the face (have a towel around the shoulders/chin, it drips). Let it air dry and wash off with warm water.
Mix honey, egg yolk, a bit of olive oil and oatmeal. Mix until it is liquid but kind of thick, like cooked oatmeal :) Apply on the face, let it sit a bit and wash it off. This mask is good for exfoliating so you can go ahead and massage your face when applying it. It is great for sensitive or oily skin.
I hope you try these honey egg yolk face masks,