Honey Facials

Homemade honey facials for a variety of skin types

A healthy affordable facial is just a few ingredients away.  For a clean, moisturized skin, the main ingredient is raw honey.  All of Aspen Ridge Honey is Raw Honey except the honey sticks.  Not only is honey a natural humectant ( meaning it attracts moisture) but it has proven antibacterial, antiseptic action.  Applied to your skin honey gently disinfects blemishes and kills bacteria while protecting your skin and sealing in moisture.

These recipes for a homemade honey facial are for various skin types.  Each recipe is enough for one facial. Once  you  have  chosen  which  facial  based  on  your skin  type,  mix the  ingredients  well and apply  to  a  clean  damp  face  avoiding  the  eye  area.  Leave  the  treatment on  for  10-15  minutes  and  rinse  well with  warm  water.

*  Important:  always  do  a  test  patch  with new  facial products  on  the  tender  skin  of  your  inner  forearm  Before  applying  to  your face  to  check  for  negative  reactions.  If  you  have  allergies  to  bees,  pollen, or  honey  seek  a  professionals advice before  trying  this  at  home.    Enjoy!

Normal Skin - Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon  of  fresh  lemon  juice.  Lemon  juice contains  naturally  occurring alpha-hydroxy  acids  that  gently  exfoliate  dead  skin  cells  and  works  to  even  out  skin  tone.

Oily/acne-prone  skin  -  Mix in  2  tablespoons  of  honey  with  1/2  teaspoon  of  cinnamon,  a noted  antibacterial,  doubles  the blemish-busting  strength of this  facial.  Not  appropriate for  people  with  sensitive  skin.

Dry  Skin  -  Mix  2  tablespoons  of  honey  with  a teaspoon of  plain  yogurt  and  a  teaspoon of  smash  avacado.  The  avacado  moisurizes  while  the  lactic  acid  from the  yogurt  stimulates  collagen  production  and  exfoliates  dead  skin.

Sensitive Skin  - Mix  2  tablespoons  of  honey  with  1  teaspoon  of  aloe  vera  gel.   You  can  find  aloe gel at  the  supplement  shop  or  your  local  co-op  or  natural  food  store.