Saturday, May 4, 2019

HONEY TAPPING


Honey is naturally antibacterial, which helps your skin fight off acne. Plus it has an an amazing antioxidant capacity, and you want antioxidants around to combat the free radicals that damage the skin. Honey is a natural humectant that draws in moisture from the air, leaving your skin moist and smooth, and it can also help break up excess sebum that might be clogging up your pores (and leading to pesky pimples).
You’ll get the most benefits using raw honey. And if you’re willing to splurge, you can’t beat Manuka honey. This honey from the Manuka tree in New Zealand and Australia is an antibacterial superfood with tons of immunity and first-aid benefits. Keep a jar around and dab the honey on acne, burns or minor cuts. And if you’re feeling sick, take a spoonful or two.

How to Use Honey on Your Face

We all spend money on skincare products so skip the fancy serum and splurge on good honey. You can use it to wash your face, make a scrub, or treat your skin to a weekly homemade honey mask.
These masks are perfect for an at-home facial. Start with clean skin and before applying the mask, lay a warm, wet wash cloth on your face to open up your pores. After rinsing off the mask, wash your face with cold water or use a toner to close the pores. Then apply a good face oil.
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HONEY TAPPING

Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon of Manuka Honey
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of rose water
Method:
  • Mix the honey and cinnamon in a small container.

1) Wash and dry your skin to prepare.  With dry skin and dry hands, evenly apply 1 teaspoon of  the Honey  Mask to your face, neck and chest. (Yes, this will be sticky without the addition of water!)
2) With Honey Tapping, ‘stickiness’ is your ally!  Once the mask is applied evenly, begin gently tapping your skin, as if you are delicately playing the piano.  Do these gentle taps everywhere from your chest, on up the sides of your neck, up to your chin, cheeks, and forehead.  Tapping your neck and chest is important to encourage the downward flow of lymph, which will be stimulated by this technique.
3) For your face specifically, you can focus on congested areas, as well as areas that need extra exfoliation.  Keep this up for several minutes of tapping.
4) After tapping, add just a few drops of rose water to hydrate the mask while it’s on your skin.  Allow the Mask to further work its magic for 10-20 more minutes, and then Rinse.  And then GLOW!


Honey mask for discoloration

Turmeric masks are commonly used to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots or scars. Honey adds a slight bleaching effect while lemon juice and yogurt gently exfoliate to get rid of dead skin and encourage new cell growth.
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply a thin layer over your entire face and neck. Rest for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Repeat the mask weekly or use the mixture as a daily spot treatment by dabbing it onto discoloration. Results will take 2-3 months.

2. Honey face mask for oily skin

Clay masks are awesome for controlling oily skin. Honey helps break up excess oil and highly absorbent clay removes it while gently exfoliating. Bentonite and Moroccan Red are two of the best clay choices for balancing oily skin.
Combine clay, honey and apple cider vinegar in a small non-reactive bowl (never use metal when working with clay). Stir together and gently apply to the face and neck. After 15 minutes, remove the mask with warm water, then with cold water.

4. Honey face mask for dry skin

Honey and avocado are the perfect combo of hydrating ingredients for dry skin. Ground almonds gently exfoliate, and their good fats leave your skin feeling super soft. If you want to add even more moisturizing benefits, add a tablespoon of oil to the mix.
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon of an oil like jojoba or sweet almond)
  • 1/4 avocado, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, finely ground
Add honey and avocado to a small bowl and mash together. Stir in the ground almonds. Spread over the face and neck and after 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water.


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