There’s a sweeter solution to healthy, happy skin than expensive products: raw honey. Since ancient times, raw honey has been used to treat skin wounds and disorders—so why not give it a try?
Recently, honey has been found to have inhibitory effects on around 60 types of bacteria, as well as strong antioxidant properties. This is due to its content of phenolics, peptides, organic acids, and enzymes. This makes it great for soothing itchy, irritated skin and preventing unwanted breakouts.
Not only is using honey on your face great for your complexion—it’s also budget friendly. While this is a premium ingredient, its cost per mask is much lower than those you’d find at the drugstore. Say goodbye to buck-busting, chemical-filled products and hello to nature!
Soothing honey face mask (works for sensitive skin):
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
To use this mask, stir together the honey and aloe. Leave it on for 10-20 minutes. When it comes time for removal, rinse your face with cool water.
In tandem, aloe and honey will help to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation. This mask is safe for everyday use, or for a once-in-a-while at-home pampering.