Honey is the most important ingredient for the treatment and care of our skin and hair. It has been used by the legendary beauties throughout the centuries. Honey is also used on the face for youthful looking. Prior to the production of the cosmetics in late 1800, the main ingredient which was used as a skin care was honey. It is used by majority of manufacturers in the production of their skin moisturizers, hair conditioners, facial masks and shower gels. Demand of consumer is increasing day by day for the product based on honey. It is used for various purposes like as a moisturizer, for skin softening, for shining of hair, as an antioxidants etc.
For skin it is an essential ingredient. It is very helpful in rejuvenating the skin, fighting out the dry skin out, reducing the wrinkles and fine lines. Honey is used in various facial masks because it contains alpha hydroxy acid which is gently helpful in exfoliating the skin. Regular use of honey combat the occurrence of pimples and it is an ideal product for sensitive skin also. There are various honey facial masks. Some of them are given below.
Honey Mask with Crushed Almonds
Take 2 tablespoons of finely crushed almonds, 4 tablespoons of uncooked oatmeal or corn starch, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of powdered clay. Mix all the ingredients properly to form a smooth paste. You may add little water if the paste is thick. Apply gently this honey almond face mask on your face by massaging in the upward circular motion. It is also helpful in providing extra exfoliation to the skin.
Honey Protein Face Mask
Take 1 tablespoon of bee pollen, 1 tablespoon of honey, half teaspoon of wheat germ oil or glycerin, half tea spoon lemon juice or cider vinegar and 1 small whole egg. First mix the ingredients, lemon juice and pollen properly so that honey becomes soft. Add the remaining ingredients and mix it properly to prepare a homogenous mixture. Every facial mask based on honey is popular.
Basic Honey Facial Mask
Take 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 egg yolk, and 10 drops of almond oil. Mix the ingredients properly to achieve a creamy consistency. Apply this mask to your face and massage in upward circular motion. If the mixture prepared is left over than you can store it in a jar having wide mouth for the use in future. Use it regularly for better result.