Monday, 9 February 2015

Skincare || Benefits of Honey & DIY Face Mask!

Honey is both good for you inside and out and I especially love using honey for my skin. It is often found in skincare and haircare products due to its great list of uses. I think it is a really nice, natural way to give your skin an extra little boost, without using any harsh or synthetic ingredients. Honey is great as it is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. This will help prevent blemishes, help treat them and also lessen any redness or soreness. It is also moisturising and what is known as a humectant, meaning it will draw moisture from the air. It is especially good for those with sensitive skin. I always have a bottle of honey on my dressing table and I like to use this when my skin is feeling a little run down but I cannot quite put my finger on why.

You will need ||

Honey || 3 Tsp
Lemon Juice || 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon || 1/2 tsp
Aloe Vera Gel || 1tsp

The honey I use is Acacia Honey as it is easily available, well priced and quite light but you can use many different kinds. You don't need to buy the finest, most expensive manuka honey, just make sure it is 100% honey, without anything added. I also included Aloe Vera which is great for soothing irritated skin, lemon juice, which lightens and fades blemish marks and scars and cinnamon, which has anti-bacterial properties. It is great for tackling acne but is also gentle. It will keep skin calm whilst treating, unlike many anti-blemish products that can be a little harsh on the skin. I have chosen these ingredients as I think they best cover the needs of those prone to blemishes as well as being easily accessible and likely to already be somewhere in your home.

Simple add all of these ingredients together and mix until fully combined. Then apply to the skin with either your hands or a brush, avoiding the eye area but making sure to get into any creases like the sides of the nose. Leave the mask on for around 5- 10 minutes and then wash off with flowing warm water, or with a hot muslin cloth.

Do you have any easy, DIY, skincare tips?

Let me know!



  1. Thank you for this tip Jasmine, I will definitely give it a try! Also, I wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Liebster Awards!

    1. Thanks so much for reading and nominating me! :)

  2. I want to try this but i'm worried it will irritate my skin like avocado mask i've tried before

    1. It is very gentle (although an avocado mask should also be) but if you are worried the performing a test patch may be a good idea. Hope this helps! :)

  3. Definitely going to give this a try, having a pretty nasty breakout right now (super sad times) and I'm a massive supporter of natural skincare!

    little miss fii || Fii x

    1. I love natural skincare too (obv) but I always get sucked back into buying miracle products that often irritate my skin! Don't get me wrong, I still (sadly) love trying new skincare products but I think once in a while going back to basics, is very much needed! Thanks for reading :)


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