February 25, 2013

DIY Honey Face Mask! ♥

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend :) Just uploaded a new video talking to you about my favorite natural face mask using raw honey! Honey is very powerful as it contains lots of great enzymes, vitamins and anti septic properties that are great for the skin. It's also amazing to, of course, eat honey as well, but I unfortunately still haven't found a love for the taste! Maybe one day :) But for now, I apply it directly to my face and it does wonders!  

This jar of honey I use is called "Really Raw Honey" and it's about $10 for 1lb! It lasts me a good six months, so it's really inexpensive and works just as good as the high-end face masks (possibly even better) and you don't have to worry about harsh chemicals, fragrances and irritants.


It's important to use raw honey in particular because that means it hasn't been heated or processed, so it still contains all its essential nutrients and enzymes (which are usually destroyed otherwise when heated and processed). 

Summary of a few of the benefits of raw honey for the skin:
- It has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties (great for healing cuts and burns and killing bacteria)
- It's packed with nutrients and minerlas such as vitamin B, iron, calcium...
- It contains gluconic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid which brightens the complexion
- It has a pH level of 4.5 so it falls within the skin's natural healthy range
- When mixed with water, it releases peroxide properties which helps heal acne and prevent bacterial growth
- It acts as a humectant, drawing moisture into the skin


Raw honey can also be used as a face cleanser for those of you looking for a natural alternative. (Just apply a teaspoon of honey to your finger tips and use as a regular cleanser onto damp skin.)

The best thing is that it's both exfoliating and moisturizing! Been doing this for years and I definitely recommend it if you haven't tried it out yet! What are some of your favorite DIY face masks? Share with me below! XOXO

49 comments:

  1. I always do a clay facemask and after that I do this honey mask it works wonder
    Thank you Annie , I love your Blog!
    Please do a room tour this would be great
    greetings from germany

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  2. wow!!!! thank you so much for this information!!!! kiss kiss from Italy ^_^

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  3. annie , please do a London Haul

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  4. Thank u for sharing this with us,Annie!My all time favorite DIY mask:take slice of bread and smear with yogurt,wait for about 15 mins let the yogurt soak into the bread,then take a small amount of the yogurt wit1h ur fingers and apply to your face.Let it stay for about 15-20 minutes and wash it out.Moisturise : )) love u Annie! xoxo

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  5. Where did you purchase your honey?

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  6. This is too cool, Annie! Can't wait to try this mask out!

    xoxo
    Crystal's Beauty Corner

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  7. Annie! You're equally as beautiful without make up! You're skin is flawless. I am definitely going to try this. It would be wonderful if you could post a video about your daily and weekly skincare routine!

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  8. I am so going to do this, your skin always looks so glowing and flawless! I have been obsessed with your blog and youtube channel recently and you got me really into juicing and accessories!! Love you Annie xxx

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  9. For oily skin - i mix fresh yeast with milk to get a consistency of paste/face mask and applay on my face until it gets dry. Than wash with warm water. Brewer's yeast is rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and B7. You can find yeast in Polish Grocery Shops (DROŻDŻE in polish), the 100g packaging (very handy and very cheap). Keep it refigerated.

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  10. It's so funny you did this tutorial as I just started using this same mask 2 weeks ago :)
    One tip- I mix my raw honey with cinnamon to fight inflamation and also for extra exfoliating properties.Sometimes I add just a drop of lemon juice in the mix.
    It's a great GREAT mask!i'm already noticing the results- it fights acne,softens skin,exfoliates and brightens and HELPS to get rid of nasty scars in no time which amazes me :)

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    1. That's so weird... I've always read that you shouldn't use cinnamon on the skin as it is an irritant. I'm glad it works for you though.

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  11. great recipe, i cant believe you dont like honey

    eye---candii.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Oh wow! So interesting post! You look sooooo beautiful!!! :)

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  13. Hi lovely!

    Where did you purchase a really raw honey? I can't find $10 for that item. I find only expensive of them.

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    1. you can get it here http://bit.ly/Real_Raw_Honey

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  14. i gore 100% raw honey "spread" done.that work

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  15. I love that this is natural and actually does work, never want to go back to all those chemicals!

    Jordan :)
    http://jordan-kearney.blogspot.ca/

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  16. Ive been using honey on my face for a few years too :) I love honey hehe. You can find raw honey at Trader Joes or Whole foods. They sell it there :) Thanks for the post Annie. Missed you xoxo

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  17. I love using natural products for your skincare:) I have lots of healthy tips and advice on my blog: http://healthnutnutrition.wordpress.com/ I will be having a Giveaway very soon!

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  18. http://magnetappeal.blogspot.com/2013/02/clear-skin-care-routine.html great skin-care ideas

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  19. do you have any idea about how normal honey would work? please tell us..
    and your skin is so beautiful and much better than how it used to be in some old videos. but in the video, there wear some clips where your skin didn't look as other clips from other clips! when you was applying your moistorizer, i noticed some blemishes and scars that you didn't have on the rest of the video! is it the lighting?!
    anu way, thank you for sharing this. love from Kuwait.

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  20. Now I have found raw honey in my local super market I'm definitely going to try this!

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  21. You are wonderful Annie! Always flawless and happy. I am doing this mask as I type right now. I am excited about your London Haul too- I love your style!

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  22. What an interesting idea, I was surprised that it came off so easily. Any ideas for a vegan version of this?
    I'd really love it if you would check out my blog, I'd appreciate the support!
    Genevieve x

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  23. Love how simple that is.
    I will definitely try it. Thank you!
    You might be interested in the the post I am doing tomorrow. I read a cool article that Spring in the season for keeping your liver healthy in Chinese medicine.
    So I looked up all the different seasons and the organ we should be protecting via the food we eat. You might like it. You definitely inspire me also to write more article like that.

    kristen
    www.beholdthemetatron.com

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  24. Have you heard of other Argan oil, like the one from cellbone? What do you think of those? I cant find yours in HK!

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  25. Annie,
    I just recently came across your blog and youtube channel and I have to say THANK YOU! Thank you for providing quality beauty advice/tips that aren't something pulled out of a hat. It is clear that you take the time to do your research and present your information (as well as yourself) in an intelligent manner. You are that rare combination of beauty and brains and a great role model for all aspiring "beauty gurus". Keep up the good work! :)

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  26. where is your London haul???

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  27. Great tip thank you so much! I really want to try this but unfortunately I live in France :( I'm going to search a similar product ;)

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  28. Hi Annie, I would like to know if once opened, if you need to preserve the honey in the fridge or if is not needed.

    Thanks, Amanda

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  29. Dear Annie, thanks for your great post, I will definitely try this, but what else are you doing in your skin care routine, your skin looks so flawless, without redness, dark undereye circles, ..?
    Kisses from Austria
    http://teresavalentinaxoxo.blogspot.co.at/

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  30. Hi Annie!

    I've been following your blog for a really long time now! I would love to see you do like a list of must have beauty buys while someone is visiting the USA.

    I'll be visiting the USA soon for the first time and would love to know what products I must get that I can't purchase in Australia. Xx

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  31. Hi guru annie..oh That's interesting. :) and i never know...can honey be used on face!. thank you for sharing. I want try do it. hehe..^^

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  32. Hello Annie!
    Sorry my english isn't very good, because i'm portuguese... lol but i love your blog, and your posts.
    Today i tryed this mask and it's miraculous!

    Thanks for sharing with us your secrets of beauty!

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  33. I bought raw honey today and have it on my face right now ;) thank you for the tip, I'll test it for a few weeks and will let u know if it worked for me or not :) xxx

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  34. Dear Annie, I love, love this recipe, but you always recommend raw honey for skin care, I suggest that you could bring other types of masks. I love you and your sense of style!
    xoxo from Mexico
    -z

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  35. hey were can I buy this honey I live in LA

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  36. Hi Annie,

    I've come across your blog n I love your reviews and raves on honey. I have just recently converted to use organic & home made products in earlier February. I've been using Honey as Facial Cleanser & Mask. For toner I use natural green coconut water (I put it in a glass bottle and store it in fridge). The toner can last me for 2 weeks of usage ;-)

    Anyway, I must admit that using natural products helps me to save loads of my cash & I have a more naturally healthy & glowing skin. I have totally ditched my Foundation, BB Cream & Loose powder and go to work and play without any make up. My fiance told me that I look like a girl when my face is bare and he loves it that way..

    If you have more recipes to play with natural ingredients, please do share it in your blogs, I will definitely recommend my girlfriends to visit your blogs as well.

    Loves from Malaysia.

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  37. Hey Annie, try to add some raw honey to your smoothies or juices. So you can have all the health benefits without the strong taste :) Vivi

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  38. I recently started using raw honey like you described in your video, but every time I use it my face gets red and may feel a little warm. Is this normal and has this ever happen to you? or could it be that I'm allergic to honey and should stop using it? I notice that it takes several minutes for my face to feel normal again once ive rinsed it off.Please respond...thanks:)

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  39. "hi!!! I've been watching your videos from a while ago ... and we heard you say what good that is the honey for your skin ... and I think my mistake was to try with pure honey ... now try with some kind of raw honey and is INCREDIBLE! The results are noticeable in the first application!!!!! My skin is thousand times better! So thanks a lot! PLEASE DONT STOP TO MAKE VIDEOS ... I LOVE THEM AND IM SURE THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO THINKS SO thinks so! LOV u!!!!!!!1"

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  40. Great tips. Thanks for sharing it.

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  42. I will try this as well .
    Thank You

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  43. Thanks for sharing such helpful stuffs, I'm glad to be here.
    cool healthcareguru site

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  44. Just how much is actually an excessive amount of in addition to imagine Honey

    just about any health and fitness gain does the unit use?

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