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Manuka Honey Face Mask: Benefits + Face Mask Recipes




Manuka honey is a superfood, and it possesses antibacterial properties along with vitamin B, C and enzymes capable to heal skin issues.Manuka honey is a superfood, and it possesses antibacterial properties along with vitamin B, C and enzymes capable to heal skin issues. Here are some best homemade manuka honey face mask recipes you can try yourself.

Manuka Honey Face Mask Benefits:

  • The face mask works excellent for blemished skin due to its natural antibacterial properties.
  • It can increase collagen cross-linking, facilitating the structural growth of collagen within the skin cells.
  • It functions as a natural humectant, absorbing moisture inside the skin.
  • It benefits to improve the elasticity of skin as well as cell regeneration.

 How to Make Manuka Honey Face Mask:

 Combination of manuka honey face mask with any of the below ingredients assure to give promising skin results.

 1.  Turmeric and Manuka Honey Mask:

 Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1-2 teaspoons of turmeric

Preparation Time: 2-3 mins.

Procedure:

  • Mix 1-2 tablespoons of honey with 1-2 teaspoons of turmeric based on the extent of thickness you want in your paste.
  • Apply it gently and leave it for twenty minutes.

How it works: Turmeric is excellent for acne because of its antiseptic as well as antibacterial properties, capable to cure breakouts and pimples. The mask also cleanses clogged pores aswell as blackheads.

 Repetitions: Once a day

Best time to apply: In morning

Tips: If you have fair skin, add few drops of noncomedogenic oils like shea butter, argan oil, jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, and almond oil.

2. Lemon and Manuka Honey Mask:

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoons of a real lemon
  • 2 teaspoons of Manuka honey

 Preparation Time: 2-3 mins.

 Procedure:

  • Squeeze half of the lemon inside a bowl, and mix 2 teaspoons of Manuka honey into it.
  • Stir until the paste becomes like a cough syrup.
  • Apply this mask to clean face.
  • Allow this mask sit for around 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off using cold water (helps close pores) and then pat dry the face.
  • Apply some good moisturizer of your choice.

How it works: The face mask relieves dryness and even flaking because honey is a humectant hence it can hydrate the skin.

Repetitions:  Once a day.

Best time to apply: You can do this every morning or every night.

Tips: Make sure you do not exfoliate the skin prior applying adding this mask as the lemon juice could actually make it sting.

3. Cinnamon and ManukaHoney Mask:

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 brush (optional)
  • 1 cup of lukewarm water

Preparation Time: 2-3 mins.

Procedure:

  • Mix 2 teaspoons of raw honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon into a paste.
  • Apply it using fingers or a brush on clean face.
  • Leave this mask for 20 minutes and then rinse it off using 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  • Splash some cool water to close up those pores finally.

 How it works: This face mask assist to soften and moisturize the skin, clean blemishes and cure acne. It can also dry out any existing pimples whenever used as an overnight treatment.

Repetitions: Once or Twice a week.

Best time to apply: In your free time.

Tips: Take care to discard any makeup, sunscreen or moisturizer off your face prior applying this mask.

4. Yogurt and Manuka Honey Mask:

 Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of natural plain full fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoons of Manuka Honey
  • 1 cup of warm water

Preparation Time: 2-3 mins. 

Procedure:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of natural plain full fat yogurt and Manuka Honey together.
  • Apply the mask on your face.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and finally clean it using 1 cup of warm water.

How it works: Yogurt possesses lactic acid, recognized as an alpha hydroxyl acid, capable to absorb dead skin cells.

Repetitions: Once a day.

Best time to apply: In morning.

Tips: Increase the amount of yogurt to make paste smooth.

[ Read: Benifits of Yogurt Face Mask ]




5. Tea Tree oil and Manuka Honey Mask:

 Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of tea tree oil
  • 1 tablespoons of Manuka Honey
  • 1 cup of warm water

Preparation Time: 5 mins.

Procedure:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of tea tree oil and Manuka Honey together.
  • Apply the mask on your face.
  • Leave it on for 10 minutes and finally clean it using 1 cup of warm water.

 How it works: Tea Tree Oil functions to purify skin pores and also control oil using its antibacterial properties. Also, manuka honey works to offer potent healing properties in order to nourish skin. 

Repetitions: 2-3 times a week.

Best time to apply: In your free time.

Tips: If you are allergic to tea tree oil, consult a doctor before applying the mask.

6. Aspirin and Manuka Honey Mask:

Ingredients:

  • 5-7 uncoated aspirin pills
  • distilled water
  • 1 teaspoon of organic honey
  • 1 cup of water

 Preparation Time: 5-10 mins.

Procedure:

  • Take a mug, and mix 5-7 uncoated aspirin pills with enough distilled water to form paste consistency.
  • Allow the aspirin dissolve inside the water.
  • Apply to your skin.
  • Leave it on for 7-15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with 1 cup of water.

How it works: Aspirin is known to be salicyclic acid and honey is basically a humectant and it owns anti-oxidant properties. Hence, the aspirin works to dry up the zits whereas the honey safeguards the skin.

Repetitions: Once a day.

Best time to apply: At any time of day.

Tips: You can also substitute the honey for olive oil if in case your skin is dry or irritated.

[ Read: Aaspirin Face Masks for Different Skin Type ]




7. Papaya and Manuka Honey Mask:

 Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh papaya
  • 1 tablespoon of real, bio-active and unflavoured yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of raw honey
  • 1 towel
  • 1 cup of water

Preparation Time: 5-10 mins.

Procedure:

  • Place one fresh papaya, 2 teaspoons of raw honey and 1 tablespoon of real, bio-active and unflavoured yogurt inside a blender and blend till it make a smooth paste.
  • Pour out this mixture inside a bowl.
  • Place one towel on your pillow, just lie down and massage this papaya face mask all over the face (take care to avoid the eye area).
  • Relax for minimum 10 minutes, and then rinse it off using a cup of water.

How it works: Papaya is packed with alpha hydroxy acids as well as enzymes like papain capable to crash dead skin cells whenever used topically. 

Repetitions: Twice or thrice a week.

Best time to apply: In morning.

Tips: It happens that you might experience a bit tingling of the skin; however, this must not be painful. If the effect is painful, wash out the treatment off instantly and then moisturize your entire face using aloe vera gel.

8. Green Tea and Manuka Honey Mask:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of matcha green tea powder
  • 2 tablespoons of manuka honey
  • 1-2 teaspoon of water
  • 1 cup of warm water

Preparation Time: 5 mins.

Procedure:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of Manuka honey and 2 tablespoon of green tea.
  • Add 1-2 teaspoon of water to make the consistent paste.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and finally wash it off by 1 cup of warm water.
  • How it works: Green tea possesses skin healing properties so this face mask works to heal the scars and pimples of skin.

Repetitions: Twice a week.

Best time to apply: At any time of day.

Tips: Add more water if the paste is still solid.

9. Avocado and Manuka Honey Mask:

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of manuka honey
  • 1 teaspoon, 1 fork and 1 bowl
  • 1 cup of lukewarm water 

Preparation Time: 10 mins.

 Procedure:

  • Cut the skinny end off the avocado.
  • Scoop out avocado’s pulp using one teaspoon into one bowl, focusing on extracting the maximum of the extra green stuff present adjacent to its skin.
  • Dip a fork into 1 teaspoon of manuka honey and coat the fork well.
  • Make use of clean fingers in order to push the manuka honey off the fork and over the avocado into the bowl.
  • Mash both these ingredients well.
  • Wash your face well, using chemical free cleanser.
  • Use fingers to softly massage this mask over your face.
  • Sit back for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Gently wash your face using 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  • Follow it with non-comedogenic moisturizer such as hyaluronic acid serum. 

How it works: In this face mask, pulp of avocado is very useful in eliminating dark spots, scars and other skin blemishes.

Repetitions: Once a week.

Best time to apply: In your free time.

Tips: In this face mask, make sure to prepare thin layer.

[Read: How to Avocado Face Mask ]




10. Aloe Vera and Manuka Honey Mask:

 Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of manuka honey
  • 3 inch piece of aloe vera
  • 1 cup of water

Preparation Time: 5 mins 

Procedure:

  • Take 2 tablespoons of manuka honey and 3 inch piece of aloe vera.
  • Apply it all over your face.
  • Rinse it off using 1 cup of water.

How it works: Aloe vera is found to be rich in sulphur assisting to keep your skin free from pimples.

Repetitions: Once a day.

Best time to apply: In morning.

Tips: Don’t forget to tone and moisturize.

Whether your skin is blemished, or have dark spots or have scars, or any other skin related issues, trying any one of these face masks is worth. You can consult a doctor before starting to use these masks.

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Manuka honey is a superfood, and it possesses antibacterial properties along with vitamin B, C and enzymes. Here are some homemade manuka honey face mask

Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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