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Skip The Pharmacy And Head To Your Pantry To Make These Nourishing Manuka Honey Face Masks
Honey has long been treasured for its benefits to the skin. In fact, it’s been used by humans for thousands of years and served as a key ingredient in the skincare regimens of some of the great beauties of history. Cleopatra was said to bathe in milk and honey, and the Ancient Greeks and Romans prized honey as a central element of their daily beauty routines.
Why Manuka Honey For The Skin?
Honey is loaded with amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Plus, honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture in the skin.
Our Manuka honey pairs famously with a few other pantry staples to deliver nourishing benefits to your skin. Take the natural route to smooth, glowing skin with one of our favourite Manuka honey face masks.
1. The Sweet Exfoliator
Mix about one tablespoon of Manuka honey with 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda, then add a pinch of salt. Apply to a clean, wet face, and massage into the skin in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. This treatment is ideal for scrubbing away blackheads on the face, but you can also use it on other parts of the body (even the lips) for great exfoliation.
2. The Manuka Re-Invigorator
Looking for a pick-me-up for tired skin? Manuka honey pairs with antioxidant coffee in this get-up-and-go face mask.
Combine one to two tablespoons each of Manuka honey and coffee grounds. Apply to a clean, dry face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. When rinsing off, massage gently and then pat dry.
3. The Manuka Moisturiser
When dry skin calls, this Manuka honey face mask answers.
Manuka honey and avocado are a power duo for moisturising thirsty skin. Mix together ¼ a very ripe avocado, one tablespoon of Manuka honey, and ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply to clean, dry skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
4. The Honey Soother
For irritated skin, oatmeal and Manuka honey are the perfect pairing.
Grind ¼ cup oatmeal into a flour-like consistency. Mix one tablespoon of Manuka honey and one tablespoon of olive or almond oil in a small bowl, and then stir in small amounts of the oat flour until it resembles a wet paste. Smooth the mixture onto clean, dry skin and leave on for about 5-10 minutes, massaging gently as you rinse it off.
The next time you’re looking for a natural skin saver, head into the pantry and enjoy the many benefits of Manuka honey.
PS: If you liked these masks, try this brightening Manuka honey face mask to get your skin glowing.