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Dec 4, 2012

Homemade Honey and Olive Oil DIY Face Mask|The Perfect Remedy For Dry Skin

I'm a big fan for do-it-yourself projects because there is just something special about DIY beauty products because it feels like a mini spa right in my kitchen. I usually learn my recipes from friends and families, beauty magazines, and other bloggers. This Honey and Olive Oil Face Mask has been one of my favorites, and it works great during these cold months because it's extremely moisturizing. 

The ingredients in this mask are very simple and are things you can usually find in your kitchen.

  • Honey
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Water
  • A small bowl or cup for mixing
  • Spatula  
  • Measuring spoon 
Honey is probably one of the best nutrition for our skin. It contains anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial abilities that are great for skin that has been exposed to UV lights or for people like myself who experience acne problems. 

On the other hand, olive oil is a wonderful remedy for dry skin along with anti-oxidant properties to help combat UV ray damages and to improve cell regeneration. When using it on the skin, the best choice is to use extra virgin, which is its purest form.


This DIY mask is easy to make, and please remember to sanitize all your tools. I like to wipe everything with rubbing alcohol beforehand. OK, now let's start.
 
Step 1: Pour 1 tablespoon (tbsp) of honey into the mixing bowl.
Step 2: Pour 1/2 (half) tbsp of extra virgin olive oil into the bowl. For the purpose of taking pictures, I used a lot more than what I actually needed, but usually 1/2 tbsp is more than enough.

This next step is optional. If you like to go with a thicker texture, then you are done for adding ingredients. Otherwise, add 1/3 tbsp of water.

Now give it a quick swirl and mix everything with the spatula. The finished product is quite watery, so you will want to be careful when applying this. 

I Leave the mask on the skin for about 20 min. and then go ahead and wash it off with your routine face cleansing. The olive oil makes it quite oily, but it actually feels very nice on the skin. The mask is super moisturizing and is a great treat for the skin during the fall season.

I hope you like this recipe, and if you have any DIY ideas, please share with me as I would love to give them a try.

Angela 

11 comments:

  1. Loving this idea! Honey does great things for my skin:)

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    1. I'm glad you love this mask. I love the amazing effect Honey has on my skin, and I like to add some in my DIY masks.

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  2. Oh I love this! Thanks for the detailed pictures showing how to make the mask! I'm going to try it!

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  3. oh one of my favorites
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  4. Thanks for the detailed pictures showing how to make the mask! amazing remove blackheads naturally

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  5. I have been using honey, but didn't think of adding olive oil to it, thank you for the good illustration :)

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  6. I love the way you showed everything!! Perfect tutorial.

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  7. Here's another wonderful DIY technique for a deep cleansing of your face. Boil water in a large pot, throw in a tablespoon each of basil, oregano and thyme. Turn off the heat. Put a towel over your head and use it to keep the steam from escaping as you put your face over the steaming pot of water and herbs. Let the steam penetrate your face about 2-3 minutes, or as long as you can stand the heat. Then use hot hot water, your favorite facial soap and a washcloth to wash your face. When your face is very clean, run cold water and splash your face.
    This also works very well to restore your appearance when you have not had enough sleep and look a fright.

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  8. My skin is dry and i always use honey and lemon mask but not happy with the result, i think i should try honey and olive oil mask hoping to have a good result.
    Homemade Fruit Facials

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  9. Perfect tutorial ...

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  10. Thamima ChoudhuryApr 17, 2014, 7:09:00 AM

    I've just done this but with plain olive oil. The thing is, I've made quite a bit? Will it keep, and for how long?

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