How to Make a Honey Face Mask

Why buy expensive face masks when you can make them at home? Here's how to whip up a DIY honey face mask to soothe and soften your skin.

Did you know your pantry is a powerhouse when it comes to skincare? (Especially for anti-aging foods.) There are so many common natural ingredients that can do wonders for your skin, including a sweet staple: honey!

It’s incredibly easy to create a DIY honey face mask, and you’ll be surprised at how noticeable the results are, even after just one application.

How Does Honey Help Your Face?

Honey is packed with nutrients that benefit your skin. It contains antioxidants that can help slow signs of aging, and it has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe redness and minimize acne.

“Honey has natural anti-septic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties,” Dendy Engelman, M.D., a New York City-based dermatologic surgeon, explains to Women’s Health.

Honey is an unbeatable skincare ingredient by itself, but to increase the benefits, even more, this honey face mask includes turmeric, a spice that can reduce inflammation and bring out your natural glow.

How to Make a DIY Honey Face Mask

What You Need:

  • 1 Tbsp. Manuka or raw honey
  • 1/8 tsp. ground turmeric
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Step 1: Measure and Mix

This DIY honey face mask really couldn’t be easier to make. Start by measuring out the ingredients into a bowl. A small squeeze of lemon should do—if you add too much, the mask will be runny. You only want to use a pinch of turmeric, otherwise, it can stain your skin yellow. Mix the ingredients together, and you’re ready to go.

Learn several other ways you can use turmeric in your day-to-day routine.

Step 2: Apply to Your Face

Wash your face to remove any makeup, then apply the face mask in a generous layer using a clean makeup brush or your fingers.

Step 3: Kick Back and Relax

For best results, let the honey work its magic for 15 minutes or more. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on your favorite show or do a crossword puzzle.

Sip on a cozy drink while you wait—here’s the best one to try based on your astrology sign.

Step 4: Rinse and Repeat

Once you’re feeling adequately pampered, use warm water to rinse the face mask off. You can use a face cloth to help remove the sticky residue, but keep in mind that turmeric can stain fabric. If you’re concerned about your washcloths turning yellow, use a dark-colored towel instead.

Get into a habit of using this honey face mask once a week to keep your skin healthy and glowing!

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Camryn Rabideau
Camryn Rabideau is freelance writer specializing in fashion, beauty, home, smart technology and general lifestyle content. She holds a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Rhode Island and jumps at any opportunity to combine her love for fashion and writing. Despite pressure from her peers, she remains on team #NoOxfordComma.