Thursday, January 20, 2011

DIY Beauty | Sweet Almond Oil and Honey Facial Mask

Honey is my secret to bright, glowing skin. I use it in conjunction with sugar to exfoliate a couple times a month. Even though I have oily skin, I still experience dry patches during the winter months. I decided to whip up a mask using some of my favorite ingredients to combat my winter skin issues. The outcome.... soft, moisturized, glowing skin.

What you'll need
2 tbsp of Raw Honey
2 tbsp of Sweet Almond Oil
5 drops of Rose Essential Oil
2 drops of Vitamin E Oil (I buy the soft gel pill form and cut it open.)

Mix well. Massage onto clean face and neck with fingertips. Relax for 15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Gently pat dry to reveal a fresh, soft complexion.

About the ingredients:
Raw Honey~ Heals and moisturizes dry patches of skin and inflamed areas. Raw honey has strong antibacterial properties that can act as a protective barrier on broken skin. Raw honey is also purported to stimulate skin regeneration.

Sweet Almond Oil~ Acts as an emollient to keep your lips soft and smooth all day. Sweet Almond Oil is easily absorbed making it a popular oil used in spas. It restores the skin's pH balance by preserving moisture lending it a glow.

Rose Essential Oil~ Acts a skin toner. It tightens skin pores making them decrease in size over time. It smells wonderful and is said to help combat stress and depression as well.

Vitamin E Oil~ Acts an an antioxidant which prevents the formation of free radicals on the skin and protects it from any kind of damage. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also said to lighten acne scars over time. 

*Ingredients can be found at most local heath food stores or supermarkets.


  1. Can't wait to try this later on today!

  2. I have to try this!! *feverishly, typing ingredients in my phone* Have you ever tried this on your lips? I've been looking for a homemade lip exfoliant, the ones offered on the market are a bit expensive.

  3. Yes I put it on my lips as well... worked great!

  4. Very informative post, Note to self pick up Sweet Almond Oil for lips. Didn't know this.

  5. Hi... I would like to know how many times at week can I use it? at day or at nite?.. thanks

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