Self Care Journey Week 3: Homemade Face Mask

This week I have decided to take my love for coconut oil from my teeth to my face.  This easy face mask that feels great and tastes pretty good too.  

The many benefits of Raw Honey:

First thing that you should know is that that not all honey is created equal. Unfortunately, most of the honey found in grocery stores has been processed with heat, which kills off healing enzymes and destroys a lot of the nutrient-rich content. Raw honey on the other hand is full of healing enzymes and nutrients that are very beneficial for healing your skin.  So what is the definition of “Raw Honey”?  Raw Honey is honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling, or straining; and that has not been heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit during production or storage; or pasteurized.

Why Raw Honey is good for your skin:

 Raw honey contains antiseptic and antimicrobial properties making it great for healing the skin.  It is especially great at healing cuts and burns by killing bacteria. Raw honey also contains gluconic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid that brightens the complexion, evens out skin tone, and lightens scars and age spots.  Here are a few skin issues that raw honey does wonders for:

  • Acne and enlarged pores
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Sensitive, mature, and dull lifeless skin

Why Coconut Oil is good for your skin:

Virgin Coconut Oil has small molecular structure which allows for easy absorption through the skin –  helping to soften and smooth the texture of your skin.  Coconut oil has an anti-oxidant property which helps your skin fight against free radicals making it  an ideal ointment for the relief of dry, rough and wrinkled skin. Psoriasis and eczema suffers often see great improvements when they apply virgin coconut oil to their skin twice a daily

Here is what you are going to need:

Virgin Coconut Oil
Raw Honey
Mixing Bowl
Spoon

Directions:

Mix Virgin Coconut Oil with Raw Honey using a spoon and a mixing bowl (make sure you mix till it is fully incorporated and looks like cloudy honey)
Take your fingertips and apply mixture to your face softly because the raw honey may have crystallized and can be kinda rough on your skin if you use too much pressure.
Let mixture rest on your face for 15-20 min and then rinse off gently with lukewarm water.

Hope you all enjoy this face mask!!! See you next week!!

 

Namaste, 

Alison