You wouldn’t normally think of putting honey or apple cider vinegar on your face for skin care, let alone beauty purposes, but it’s a real powerhouse people! 🍎🍯 Seriously!
I think face masks are useful. They serve a purpose in skin care (problem skin or not) and beauty regimens. However, a wrench really gets thrown into your skin care plans when sensitive skin/problem skin is a factor. I haven’t been able to use store bought face masks in years because no matter how ‘natural’ the product claimed to be, my skin always reacted negatively. And dealing with the aftermath of the skin reaction was bad enough that I chose to totally eliminate face masks, period.
Around 2012, I did some research on apple cider vinegar (ACV) and discovered that it was not only good for the skin, but it was also good for skin ailments like mine (eczema). So, I started taking apple cider vinegar baths to help my skin. That’s how I knew I’d probably be okay using the homemade face mask. Thankfully, I’ve never had an issue with honey on my skin, so getting the green light in advance on both products from my skin led me to give the mask a go.
Before I get into the face mask recipe, here’s some quick info on how the ingredients benefit the skin:
🍯 Honey (raw):
– Antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory
– Helps with acne, rosacea, eczema, hyperpigmentation
– Helpful for sensitive skin, mature skin, dull looking skin
– It’s a humectant (draws moisture from the air to the skin)
– Brightens complexion, helps even skin tone, lighten age spots and scars
🍎 Apple Cider Vinegar (raw):
– Balances your skin’s pH
– Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, removes toxins from skin
– Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles + evens skin tone
– Fights acne (even back-ne!) and pimples
The mask recipe it SUPER simple! Only TWO ingredients:
– 1 tsp RAW honey (**your choice of band, but must be raw)
– 1/2 tsp RAW apple cider vinegar (**your choice of brand, but must be raw)
In a small container, add the 1 tsp of raw honey. Mix it around for a minute to soften the honey, then add the 1/2 tsp of raw ACV. Mix them together for a minute or two, until ingredients are combined. Now, spread the mixture onto your face, avoiding the eye area, and let it marinate for 15 mins. When the time is up, rinse your face and moisturize as you will.
– ACV does contain acetic acid, so your eyes and nose will most likely tingle when you first apply it. It will go away.
– Ensure both ingredients are RAW because it is the nutrients there that help revitalise your skin. Pasteurization kills nutrients.
– Make larger amounts of this mixture if you want to use it on sections of your body.
– Men can use this mask too. The ingredients can additionally help razor bumps 😎
And that’s all! I hope you find this DIY face mask as effective as I have. I have used the mask 3 times within the last 1.5 months and the hyperpigmentation on my face has decreased significantly, my face is smoother and the pH of my face skin is better.
Please try the mask for yourself and leave a comment below letting me know your experience!
Cheers to Health,