Your skin loves honey because it’s loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s also healing, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory, which gives it a wide range of beauty uses, from acne treatments to hair masks.
Using organic, raw honey will give you the most benefits (or if you’re willing to splurge, you can’t beat Manuka honey). Once you have a jar of honey in your pantry (or should I say DIY supply cabinet…), everything else comes easy.
We’ve got some amazing recipes for you to try!
Honey Face Mask Recipes
Honey is naturally antibacterial and has potent antioxidant capacity to protect against environmental damage so take advantage of its beauty benefits in one of these face mask recipes.
5 Best Honey Face Masks For Every Skin Type // Honey is a miracle worker when it comes to skincare! No matter what your skin type is, you can reap the benefits in these simple honey face masks.
Tightening Egg White Mask // Treat your skin to this anti-aging face mask made with honey and egg whites. It tightens and firms the skin, fighting fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin Soothing Agar Peel-Off Mask with Chamomile + Honey // Gross but true: peeling off a face mask is strangely satisfying. And this skin soothing agar peel-off mask can be whipped up right at home.
Aloe Vera + Honey Face Pack // Use the plant of immortality with lemon and honey to make this simple face pack to reduce inflammation and brighten skin.
Moisturizing Honey Strawberry Mask // For dry or mature skin, this face mask combines the exfoliating power of strawberries with the skin-plumping benefits of honey.
Honey Skincare Recipes
Honey is gentle, nourishing and effective. Plus, honey is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals so it heals without aggravating sensitive skin.
Honey Lip Scrub // Kiss chapped lips goodbye with a yummy lip scrub recipe with our favorite moisturizing ingredient – honey.
Sugar + Honey Exfoliator for Glowing Skin // This easy DIY sugar scrub for the face gently removes dry skin cells, keeps pores clean and brightens dullness to keep your skin glowing.
Raw Honey Acne Spot Treatment // The one ingredient you need to get rid of nasty zits? Raw honey! Just apply on the affected area in the evening and rinse in the morning until the culprit goes away.
Homemade Honey Face Wash // Cleansing your face has never been easier: just use honey! This honey face wash combines the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and natural humectant power of honey with the gentle cleansing action of Castile soap.
Honey Hair Recipes
These all natural, simple homemade honey hair masks are perfect for addressing a variety of hair needs. Honey is a humectant which helps hair retain moisture. It also softens and smooths hair, nourishes hair, and is naturally antibacterial due to it’s high acidity content, which promotes a healthy scalp.
3 Homemade Honey Hair Masks for All Hair Types // Is your hair dry, damaged or in need of a deep conditioning? Grab the honey bear and try one of these super-easy homemade honey hair masks.
Nourishing Rosemary Hair and Face Mask // While you wait for your hair mask to work, dab some on your face! This 2-in-1 hair and face mask is made with rosemary essential oil and raw honey.
Pumpkin Honey Hair Mask // Need hair repair? Add 1-2 tablespoons of honey, a natural humectant, to one cup of pumpkin puree for a major moisture boost.
DIY Hair Lightening Spray // This spray can be used all over the hair or spritzed just on the ends depending on where you’d like to add highlights. The result? Naturally lightened hair!
Honey Bath & Body Recipes
Honey is a miracle worker on dry winter skin. This natural anti-inflammatory nourishes the skin and holds in moisture, making it a great addition to scrubs, body balms and body wash recipes.
Honey Vanilla Bubble Bath // Soak in the tub and let honey work its magic on your skin. You can also enjoy the mesmerizing scents of vanilla and almond oil.
Honey Lavender Coconut Milk Bath // A honey lavender bath soothes the body and calms the mind, making it the perfect insomnia remedy.
Rich Honey Hand Balm // This balm is made with beeswax and raw honey so it’s thick enough to lock in moisture, while the honey helps heal wounds and calm irritation.
After-Sun Avocado Body Mask // After a day in the sun, your dry or sunburned skin will love this hydrating and cooling body mask with avocado and honey.
Mango Honey Oat Body Scrub // Combine mango, honey and oats for gentle exfoliator that’s perfect for sensitive skin.
DIY Coconut + Honey Body Wash // An easy recipe for homemade body wash with honey and coconut. It’s moisturizing and it feels great on your body!
Honey Cellulite Massage // Honey is a wonderful element that helps eradicate cellular waste from our body. Learn the massage technique that increases circulation and delivers a healing dose of antioxidants to repair skin.
Not Ready to DIY?
Honey is one of nature’s best beauty products. It’s moisturizing, soothing and antibacterial–and these qualities mean it’s versatile enough to use in just about every step of your skincare routine. Here are some of our favorite honey beauty products to help keep your skin healthy and hydrated this winter.
1. Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask 2. Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum 3. Honey Baby Honey Nectar Body Jelly 4. Eczema Honey Original Skin-Soothing Cream 5. Soap with Honey and Beeswax 6. Mario Badescu Honey Moisturizer 7. Honey Heal Skin Foodie Face Mask
This post was medically reviewed by Dr. Jennifer Haley, a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical review board here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.14