Honey Face Mask

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Pampering yourself is a lovely way to indulge in some me-time, to let go and relax. As you know, I’m all about using natural ingredients where I can and I often use a honey face mask on my skin to soothe and smoothe. It really softens and moisturises my skin. Here’s why you should try a honey mask:

• Honey is great for people with acne, as it is a mild antiseptic and is antibacterial.

• Honey promotes new tissue growth. Before pasteurization, honey contains bee pollen, propolis, and other components that stimulate the growth of new skin. Be sure to use raw honey as many of the healing properties are destroyed by intense heat or pasteurization.

• Honey makes a great exfoliant. It contains mild alpha hydroxy acids, such as gluconic acid. These acids are very safe to use on skin and can loosen bonds between the dead skin cells, making it easier to shed this dead layer. These acids also increase elasticity, balance out oily skin, stimulate collagen production, and minimize lines and wrinkles.

• The humectant properties of honey nourish and moisturise the skin.

• Honey is rich in polyphenols, making it an excellent antioxidant. Antioxidants absorb or attach to free radicals preventing them from attacking normal, healthy tissue, thus reducing the damage that free radicals cause.

• Honey can improve blood circulation. Improved blood circulation =  beautiful skin.

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