Today I'm going to share a little about one of nature's most miraculous substances...honey!... and how you can incorporate it into your beauty rituals. We'll look at super simple ways to create a facial at home, so you can begin experiencing the magic of one of nature's sweetest offerings.
Different Types of Honey
If you've ever shopped for honey in a grocery store, you might have noticed that there are typically several varieties available. If you attend your local farmers' market, your choices are likely greatly expanded. I remember when I first went to Hawaii, moving through a farmers' market I came upon a honey vendor. His table was filled with so many varieties of honey, unlike anything I had ever experienced before. The flavors, colors and properties were all so unique and potent...I am still in awe as I think about it...
There are more potential honey varietals than there are plants in the world! The possibilities are only limited by the health and creativity of our bee allies...
When I moved to New Zealand for a time, I was in for a whole new world of honeys. One of the most notable nectars to come from this special place is the extraordinary Manuka honey. It has gained lots of recognition in recent years for its many health benefits. Included amongst these healing properties: it is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory... which makes it incredibly beneficial to all sorts of common skin complaints. Being super rich in all sorts of minerals and plant actives, Manuka honey is amazing for the skin in all of its phases.
Whether you are consuming honey internally or applying externally, it is extremely important to choose only raw varieties. Honey is precious and fragile, and must be harvested and handled with care in order to retain its potent benefits. In addition, always be certain that your honey is sourced from a clean and pristine environment.
Honey Face Mask
Honey makes a sweet treat for the skin, and one of the simplest methods of application is through the use of a mask. If you want to go super simple, you can start by gently splashing warm water on your face in the morning. After a quick pat dry, rub some favorite honey all over your face. Start with a small a amount, and softly rub in circular motions until you've reached all areas. Allow the honey to remain on the skin for about 20 minutes, or up to an hour. Rinse well, splash with cool water, and follow with toner and moisturizer if you choose.
If you'd like to take the process a step further, you can create your own homemade facial with honey as a featured ingredient. A honey face mask will bring many nutrients to your skin, and pamper you pleasantly. Here's an easy and soothing recipe for you to experiment with at home...
*1 T raw honey
*1 tsp fresh aloe vera gel
*2 T finely ground oats
Combine ingredients in a bowl, or for best results, use a mini blender (such as a spice grinder or bullet style blender). Apply to skin and soak up the love for 20-30 minutes. Rinse and feel refreshed!
Elaa's Radiance-Inspiring Mask with Manuka Honey
Elaa has a potent product offering that you will love. Pumpkin Radiance - Renewing Enzyme Mask combines the magic of Raw Wild Manuka Honey (Active MGO 450+) with Organic Raw Pumpkin and many other transformational ingredients. It is an exciting product that renews skin with natural enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids, while deeply healing, cleansing, and restoring. It's also quite a treat to experience, with its delicious feel and aroma.
Renew and reveal a radiant glow with this festive mask made with one of nature's most wondrous skin treats, pumpkin. Pumpkin contains over 100 beneficial nutrients for skin. This Renewing Pumpkin Enzyme Mask gently removes dead skin cells, promotes cellular renewal, deep cleans pores, stimulates circulation, refines skin tone, minimizes fine lines, firms, and reduces hyperpigmentation.
Size: 50 ml