Raw honey isn’t only for eating; it’s a deliciously natural way to nourish and improve the appearance of your skin. Manuka Honey, with its potent antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory content is even better for you skin. With live active enzymes and vitamin C, zinc and vitamin B1, B3 and B6, you can literally feed your face with a good honey mask!
Here are two do-it-yourself honey masks you can make at home:
Salty oat and honey exfoliating scrub:
1 teaspoon finely ground quality salt (eg. Himalayan rock salt, Maldon sea salt)
1 tablespoon ground oats
1 tablespoon Natural Life Manuka Honey (raw)*
Small amount of water, oat or almond milk to blend
Mix the ground oats and salt together in a mortar and pestle. Add the honey and enough liquid to form a smooth paste. Store in an airtight contain in the refrigerator for up to week.
Pull hair away from face. Apply the honey scrub gently to your face in soft circular motion. Don’t apply pressure with the fingertips – the tiny grains of salt and oats do the exfoliating work for you. Rinse completely with warm water and pat dry.
The tiny granules of salt & oats remove dead skin allowing fresh new skin beneath to shine through. The Manuka Honey helps reduce inflammation and promotes healing of any irritations at the skin surface. On a deeper level, the vitamins and antioxidants in the Manuka Honey support healthy skin growth and renewal so skin appears more lively, fresh and healthy.
Sweet Nutty Moisturiser
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon Macadamia Nut Oil (or almond oil or similar nut oil)
1 tablespoon Natural Life Manuka Honey
Let the coconut oil soften at room temperature – it should be soft enough to mix into a smooth cream. Add the nut oil and Manuka Honey and stir until completely combined. Store in an airtight jar at room temperature.
Tie hair back away from face. To apply, smooth the cream generously over the skin (avoiding eye area) and leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat the skin dry.
This nourishing and hydrating mask gives your skin a concentrated dose of vitamins and moisture to nourish, heal and support new skin growth. These wonderful natural oils form a protective barrier to retain moisture for longer. Manuka Honey may help reduce the appearance of small scars, marks and redness on the skin surface. Antibacterial actives in the Manuka Honey and coconut oil can help prevent the outbreak of pimples and help heal any existing. Applying this treatment several times each week will keep your skin incredibly hydrated, glossy and super healthy – without a chemical in sight!