It’s time to get back to basics when you have a shelf full of trendy and fancy skin treatments but nothing gives you the results you need. One of the best, all-purpose ingredients in the pantry is raw honey.

Honey can be used to wash your face, make a scrub, treat your skin or your hair. Honey is a perfect addition to any skincare.

Start with clean skin. Lay a wet and warm washcloth on your face to open up your pores before applying the mask. After washing off the mask, rinse your face with cold water to close the pores. Then follow with your usual skincare.

It is always recommended to do a patch test before trying out any honey face mask. Occasionally, honey, when combined with other ingredients, may lead to allergic reactions on your skin.

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Honey Face Mask For Acne-Prone Skin

If you struggle with acne-prone skin, you can combine honey with other ingredients that also have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to amplify these effects. Further, cinnamon is anti-fungal and improves blood flow to the surface of the skin which makes a moist skin.

In some cases, cinnamon can be irritating if your skin is really sensitive, so you will want to first patch test on the back of your hand this mask.


  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon powder

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until it is a thick paste-like consistency. Apply the paste on the acne affected area or acne scars. Rest for 20 minutes or until it has dried and then rinse with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.

Honey Face Mask For Discoloration

If you wish to lighten and brighten your skin, include vitamin C rich ingredients. Lemons are rich in vitamin c. Then, it has antioxidants that boost the collagen production and mitigate free-radical damage. As such, lemon exfoliates your skin and can remove the discolored dead skin cells and unclog the pores.


  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil or
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juise

Mix the lemon essential oil or juice with the honey into a fine paste. Apply it to your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.

You will notice that your skin will feel smooth and soft after the first application. For noticeable difference in scars and spots, it may take a few applications. And, over the following weeks and months, you may see a striking difference in the appearance of your skin.

Lemon is a stronger ingredient. This means, depending on your skin type, you may want to apply this mask only 1-2 times per week.

Honey Face Mask for Glowing Skin

Pineapples are packed with an enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain breaks down protein chains. It’s what makes your tongue hurt when you eat too much pineapple.

Use pineapple as an ingredient to make an exfoliating that instantly refreshes your face, evens out skin tone and and makes your skin supple and glowing. Balance the pineapple with milk powder, that is nourishing and soothing to the skin. The lactic acid in the milk powder also helps with evening out the skin tone.


  • 1 tsp blended pineapple
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1-2 tsp milk powder

Blend a piece of pineapple. Take a teaspoon for the mask and freeze the rest in an ice cube (you can use it in the next mask). Mix the honey with the blended pineapple. Gradually add milk powder to the mix so that you get a smooth paste.

Apply it to your face and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wash it off with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.

Honey Face Mask For Anti Aging

Milk as well as sweet almond oil are nourishing. Rosehip seed oil is hydrating and helps boost collagen formation as well as reduce hyperpigmentation. Combine the properties of these three ingredients to create a mask that helps prevent aging signs. It can erase fine lines from your face and make your skin soft, smooth and glowing.


  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp sweet almond oil
  • 5 drops of rosehip seed oil

Start with mixing the honey and milk. When the mixture is smooth, gradually add the other ingredients. Mix everything well together.

Apply the mask with cotton balls or pads and wait for 15 minutes. Reapply the mask every time it starts to dry on your skin. Wash it off with warm water after the 15 minutes.

Honey Mask For Matt Skin

Egg white is astringent, so that it can tighten and shrink large pores. It also contains a natural antibacterial than can help prevent clogged pores while absorbing excess oil.


  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsps honey

Separate the egg white into a bowl and whisk until it has a smooth consistency. Gradually add the honey and mix until smooth.

Apply the mask and rest for 30 minutes or until it has dried . Rinse off well with warm water.

Honey Face Mask For Sensitive Skin

Aloe vera gel is well known for its soothing effects when you get a little too much skin and need some relief. It can also provide support for rashes, blisters, dry skin, eczema, minor burns, and scrapes.

Aloe vera is strongly anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins A and C. It also can help with potential lines and wrinkles.

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp aloe vera gel

Mix the ingredients together until smooth. Apply the mask on your face and wait for 10-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

This mask is so mild that you can use it daily.

Let us know in the comments below if you know more honey masks recipes.

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