There are few thing I love more than raw honey. OK OK so I’m dramatizing this a bit. I mean, there’s my family and friends, a warm cup of tea on a sunny Sunday morning, little fluffy puppies… but I think raw honey may very well come next!
This is not a superficial relationship; I don’t love this sticky-sweet substance simply because of its deliciousness. Raw honey has depth; it has purpose. Many purposes, in fact. The health benefits of raw honey are vast, just one of which is the fact that it is a wonderful antibacterial agent and helps heal skin conditions and wounds when applied topically. For this reason, raw honey is a great all-natural remedy for acne. It can be slathered on to help soothe inflamed skin and kill acne-causing bacteria.
Cinnamon is another great antiseptic, while nutmeg helps diminish acne scars and smooth skin. Raw honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg therefore make for an amazing, all-natural clarifying face mask.
DIY Clarifying Honey & Spice Face Mask
- 1 tablepoon raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
If your raw honey is in a semi-solid state (most typically is), melt it by placing it in a small heat-resistant bowl and placing it in a shallow pan of boiling water (do not allow the water to get into the bowl). Stir the honey until it begins to liquefy, and remove from the pan. Mix in the cinnamon and nutmeg, and stir the ingredients together until you have a smooth paste. Make sure the mixture is not too hot and apply a thin later of the mask over your face, avoiding the eye area. Be sure not to over-apply since the honey will not solidify and may run. Leave the mask on for about ten minutes and then wash it off.
That’s it! Easy-peasy as always.
Oh, and feel free to eat any leftovers.