Both honey and face masks have been part of ancient cultures’ beauty rituals…So why not combine them today?
Most ancient Egyptian medicines had honey in them! And they used it to heal infections too. The ancient Egyptians basically worshiped bees the same way they worshiped cats!
Also, Ancient Ayurvedic medicine recommended honey for skin conditions like psoriasis.
And it turns out, both of these ancient cultures were a hundred percent right!
Honey is what’s called a “humectant” — a topic I briefly addressed in another blog post:
Why is LumiSpa Better Than a Facial Cleansing Brush?
If you got a chance to read that post, you’ll know that “humectant” just means “an ingredient that draws moisture to the skin.”
And you’ll also know that the cleansers you use with the Lumispa contain humectants! This is really important because so many cleansers moisturize your face by stealing moisture from the deeper layers of your skin, which ends up making you more vulnerable to wrinkles and damage!
Honey is one of these humectants, too! It will not only draw moisture from the environment to the skin; it also dehydrates bacteria by doing this, and so it’s antimicrobial and antibacterial too. So humectants are also good for keeping your skin clean…and also because they your skin retain moisture even after you wash the product off your face — in the long run, reducing and preventing wrinkles!
So, am I suggesting you just pour some honey all over your face like you’re Winnie the Pooh levels of obsessed??
Well, you could, if you don’t want to get a honey face mask instead!
I read some articles talking about how honey has fixed everything from eczema to acne breakouts.
But you’ll want it to be raw honey. It needs to be raw and unpasteurized because the honey needs to have its healthy bacteria (similar to yogurt and its probiotics)!
Honey is even good for helping fade scars, just like vitamin E.
Again, don’t forget that last benefit: potentially reducing the appearance of wrinkles, because it’s a humectant!
So, while I would totally recommend doing a honey face mask, if you’ve got more moderate to deep lines and wrinkles, creases, crow’s feet, etc….
Natural honey may not be quite as strong as what you’re looking for!
So what about something more innovative, combining Nature and Science?
Meet the Tru Face Line Corrector. It uses peptides, which are part of what makes up our skin, but we lose them as we get older.
True Face mixes the science, then — palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 — with nature:
Centella asiatica (a medicinal plant native to Asian wetlands) and almond extract, which is chock-full of healthy proteins and fats.
So whether you decide to pour honey all over your face, get a honey face mask from the store, or try something that’s a bit stronger, I think all these solutions are great!! I’d love to see how y’all look with your face masks!