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.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- A small bowl or cup for mixing
- 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.