Benefits of Honey for Skin & 10 Best DIY Honey Face Mask Recipes

Whatever your skin type is, there’s a DIY honey face mask perfect for it. Honey has many benefits for your skin and these masks can help you get clear skin, even complexion, youthful glow and dewy appearance. You can find down below 10 best honey face mask recipes, plus a bonus recipe for all-natural Anti-Wrinkle Honey Face Cream!

If you’re wondering whether a DIY honey face mask would be a good choice for your skin, the short answer would be – yes! This golden, thick, sticky superfood has many benefits for your health, but also for your skin when applied topically.

Honey is one of the most often used ingredients for DIY face masks, scrubs and moisturizers. Even skincare experts, who frown upon most homemade beauty products, agree that honey is one of the best skincare ingredients that can give you flawless, beautiful, healthy skin you dream of.

You can simply apply some pure honey to your skin, or even better – use it to make natural, organic face masks and scrubs. Either way, here are only some of the benefits of honey for your skin:

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Benefits of Honey for Skin:

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  • Honey is a natural humectant. It attracts water molecules to your skin and that way keeps it well-hydrated.
  • It moisturizes the skin without making it oily, which makes it perfect for oily and acne prone skin.
  • Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help in treating acne and acne marks.
  • Honey has a soothing effect on the skin. Honey face masks calm irritations and enhance the skin’s healing process.
  • It also evens out the complexion and helps in fading dark spots, small scars and other skin imperfections.
  • Honey purifies the skin and cleanses the pores. It noticeably reduces their appearance and prevents the formation of acne, pimples and blackheads.
  • Honey is full of antioxidants. It protects your skin against free radicals, slows down the aging process and prevents wrinkles and fine lines.
  • It is suitable for all skin types.
  • Regular use of a DIY honey face mask can give you bright, dewy, spotless skin, plump and supple and perfectly balanced.

As we can see, honey benefits the skin in many ways and it can be used for treating a range of skin problems. Ready to try out this amazing natural skin booster? Here are the 10 best DIY honey face mask recipes. Choose the one you think will suit you the most and pamper your skin with it 2 – 3 times a week.

10 Best DIY Honey Face Mask Recipes:

Honey is fairly easy to use in DIY skincare products. Its texture and thickness allow it to be mixed with a wide variety of natural ingredients. And there is also the fact that honey is beneficial for all skin types.

Skin allergic reactions to honey are rare. But just to be on the safe side, as with all new products, you should do a patch test before applying a honey face mask to your face. After that, apply the mask, lay back, relax and enjoy while honey works its magic on your skin…

1. DIY Face Mask with Honey for Dry Skin

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If you have dry skin that often looks dull, grey and tired, this honey mask will bring it back to life. It repairs and replenishes the skin and strengthens its protective barrier.

Avocado is full of healthy fats that moisturize and nourish the skin. Yogurt exfoliates the dead, dull layer of skin cells and promotes the skin’s natural renewal process.

First mash the avocado, trying to get rid of all the lumps. When it is smooth, add the yogurt and mix. In the end, add the honey and mix everything well together.

Apply the mask to a clean face, preferably after a gentle face scrub. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes. Rinse off well and apply a moisturizer suitable for dry skin.

2. DIY Honey Face Mask for Oily Skin

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  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons kaolin clay
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

If your skin often gets oily and greasy, you will love this mask. It is great in both controlling the production of sebum and providing your skin with moisture it needs.

Kaolin clay is a gentle cosmetic clay whose fine particles collect excess oil, leaving your skin matte and detoxified. Lemon juice exfoliates the skin, unclogs pores and prevents acne breakouts.

Mix the honey and lemon juice in a small ceramic or glass bowl. Add just enough kaolin clay to form a smooth paste. Mix well until you get rid of all the lumps.

Apply the mask to a clean face, preferably after a gentle scrub. Leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes, or until it starts to dry. Wash off using a gentle cleanser and apply a lightweight moisturizer.

3. Anti-Acne Honey Face Mask

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This is a great combination for acne prone skin. This mask is both soothing and purifying, and honey alone is amazing in dealing with acne and pimples.

Rice flour lightens the skin and helps in fading dark spots and acne marks. Matcha green tea is packed with antioxidants and it provides many vitamins and minerals that keep the skin healthy and youthful.

Mix the honey and tea tree oil well. Add the matcha powder. In the end, add the rice flour – just enough to get the consistency that is not too thick nor too runny.

Apply the mask to a clean face, while your skin is still slightly damp. Leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes, then rinse off. Apply a lightweight face moisturizer.

4. DIY Honey Face Mask for Acne Scars

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  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 4 – 5 drops lemon juice

Dealing with acne marks can be a real nightmare. They can be very persistent and sometimes it takes ages to remove them. But this honey face mask is one of the best things you can use to get that clear complexion.

Just like honey, aloe vera gel also brightens the skin. It also has an amazing healing effect to the skin. Lemon has natural bleaching properties that help lighten and even out the skin tone.

To make this mask, all you have to do is mix all the ingredients well together. You should get a thin, runny paste.

Apply the mask to a clean face, preferably after a gentle face scrub. Rinse it off after 15 – 20 minutes. Apply a lightweight face cream. Use this mask at least once a week.

5. Honey Face Mask for Combination Skin

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  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons mashed banana
  • a couple of drops lavender essential oil

Most girls that have combination skin type make a mistake and use either products for dry or for oily skin. That way, they make huge patches of their face worse. But this mask is suitable for both dry and oily skin.

All these ingredients are amazing for combination skin. They moisturize the skin without making it oily and provide it with very important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

First mash a piece of banana well, until you get rid of all the lumps. Add the honey and lavender essential oil and mix everything well, to get a smooth, runny face mask.

Wash and exfoliate your face. Apply a thick layer of the mask. Leave it on for around 20 minutes. Then rinse the mask off and apply your face cream right away.

6. DIY Honey Face Mask for Sensitive Skin

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  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons oatmeal powder

If your skin is sensitive and prone to irritations, it can be challenging to find the right skincare products for it. Especially with all the chemicals, toxins and preservatives in contemporary cosmetics.

DIY products, and this face mask in particular, might be the right solution for you. All the ingredients have strong anti-inflammatory properties, all soothe the skin, hydrate and nourish it.

Mix the aloe vera gel and honey together until you get a completely smooth mixture. Add the oatmeal powder (you can use colloidal oatmeal, oat flour or finely ground rolled oats) and mix.

Apply a thick layer of the mask to your face. Leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Apply a moisturizer suitable for sensitive skin.

7. Anti-Aging Honey Face Mask

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  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
  • 5 drops of rosehip seed oil

There are many benefits of honey for skin that is starting to form first wrinkles and other aging signs. Honey replenishes and restores the skin, prevents further damages and keeps the skin healthy and youthful.

Milk, sweet almond oil and rosehip seed oil are also amazing in preventing aging signs. This super nourishing mask can erase fine lines from your face and make your skin soft, smooth and glowing.

First mix the honey and milk. When your mixture is well combined, add the sweet almond oil and rosehip oil. Mix everything well together.

Wash your face with lukewarm water and a gentle face cleanser. Apply the mask with cotton balls. Leave it on your face for around 15 minutes. During that time, reapply the mask every time it starts to dry on your skin. After 15 minutes, wash it off and apply an anti-aging face cream.

8. Face Mask with Honey for Eczema

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  • 2 teaspoons manuka honey
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa or shea butter (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil

If, due to eczema, your skin tends to become sensitive and dry, this nutmeg & honey mask is one of the best natural products you can use. It is very moisturizing, nourishing and soothing and it strengthens the skin’s protective barrier.

You can use this mask even if you don’t have eczema. It is especially helpful during the winter months, when even normal skin can get dry and the dry skin gets extra dry.

Warm up the butter a little bit; don’t melt it, it just needs to soften a little so that you can easily mix it with the other ingredients. Add the manuka honey and mix well. Then add the nutmeg powder and vitamin E oil and mix everything well together.

Apply a thick layer of the mask to a clean face. Leave it on for about 30 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. While your skin is still slightly damp, apply your face moisturizer.

9. DIY Honey Face Mask for Irritated Skin

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If your skin got irritated, red and itchy, most commercial products you usually use now won’t suit it. This is a great natural mask you can make at home, that nourishes the skin and calms the irritation.

Oats are a great option for soothing irritated skin. They have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, oatmeal powder rebuilds and strengthens the skins natural protective barrier.

First mix the honey and orange juice. Add the ground oats and mix well until you get a smooth paste. If your mask is too thick, you can add some more orange juice. If it is too runny, add the ground oats.

Apply to a clean face, especially to the affected areas. Leave the mask on for around 20 minutes, then rinse off, pat dry your skin and apply your favorite moisturizer.

10. Instant Glow DIY Honey Face Mask

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This is an exfoliating and super hydrating face mask that instantly refreshes your face and makes your skin supple and glowing. It is a great quick fix for when your skin starts to look dull and tired.

Pineapple dissolves dead skin cells, evens out the skin tone and makes your skin plump and glowing. Milk powder is very nourishing and soothing to the skin.

Blend a piece of pineapple. Take around a teaspoon for the mask; the rest you can freeze in an ice cube tray. Mix the pineapple and honey. Add just enough milk powder to get a smooth paste.

Apply the mask to a clean face and leave it on for around 10 minutes. Rinse off well. While your skin is still slightly damp, apply a face cream, to lock in the moisture.

Bonus Recipe – All-Natural Anti-Wrinkle Honey Face Cream

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What a better way to follow a DIY honey face mask than with a completely organic homemade face cream!

This amazing natural moisturizer with honey will especially benefit the skin that is starting to show the signs of aging. But you can use it no matter your skin type or age to get soft, smooth, supple and well-moisturized skin.

  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 4 teaspoons wheat germ oil
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 4 – 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 – 5 drops vitamin E oil

Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Add the shea butter and stir occasionally until it melts down. When the shea butter and beeswax are fully melted and well combined, add the wheat germ oil and sweet almond oil and mix them in. Add the rose water and the honey. Stir well and remove from the heat.

When the mixture cools down a bit and starts to thicken, add the essential oils. Whip the mixture with a whisk until you get the consistency that you like. Transfer your anti-aging honey face cream to a clean, dry glass container and use it every night, about 2 hours before going to sleep.

So, these were the benefits of honey for skin. Have you tried out any DIY honey face mask or the Honey face cream? Let me know in the comments how it went or if you have any questions. Cheers…

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2 Comments

  1. Idara Hampton said:

    Jovana,

    I really enjoyed this post! I use honey, yogurt, and tea tree oil as a mask twice a week and my skin loves it. I can’t wait to try some of your masks!

    August 28, 2019
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    • Jovana R. said:

      Hi Idara, so glad you like the post!
      A face mask with honey, yogurt, and tea tree oil sounds like a great, balanced combination. I can’t wait to try it out!
      Thanks for the suggestion…

      August 29, 2019
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