Dry skin happens for a lot of reasons; taking long, hot showers, not drinking enough ﬂuids during the day, harsh soaps or detergents, environmental factors, and even genetics. So, basically, we need all the help we can get.
Luckily, you probably have the ingredients for these super easy DIY honey-based face masks that will moisturize, cleanse, and nourish your skin already waiting in your fridge and pantry!
Honey is a fantastic base for any mask due to its supersonic moisturizing, anti-inﬂammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. But just saying you have “dry skin” is like saying there’s only one shade of blue; the more speciﬁc you get about your dry skin symptoms, the more you can customize your DIY skin care for your needs!
Here, we’ll tell you how to combine raw honey with a few different add-ins for your speciﬁc dry skin type.
At a glance:
Clean and hydrated
Yes, all ingredients are natural and found in most kitchens
Honey Facial Mask for Dry, Acne-Prone Skin
The moisturizing element in honey combined with its anti-bacterial properties make it an excellent acne-ﬁghter. Cinnamon is known not only to reduce inﬂammation and redness that can come with breakouts, but it actually soaks up excess oil when applied topically.
Bye bye blackheads!
- 2 tsp raw organic honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix together, gently massage onto your skin, wait 20-30 mins, and rinse away.
Honey Facial Mask for Sensitive, Dry Skin Prone to Redness
Raw honey is an incredibly effective yet gentle natural skin moisturizer, penetrating into pores to nourish on a deep level. Aloe is a natural anti-inﬂammatory, knocking out any redness that might be present due to dryness or irritation. It’s not just for sunburns anymore!
- 2 tsp Raw organic honey
- 1 tsp Aloe vera gel
Mix the aloe and honey together and smooth over your face. Wait 20 minutes, rinse off, and pat dry. No need to wash away with soap!
Honey and Avocado Facial Mask for Flaky, Super Dry Skin
The addition of oleic oil-rich avocado helps smooth and condition ultra dry skin.
- 2 tsp raw organic honey
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 tsp plain yogurt
Mash the avocado in a bowl and stir in honey and yogurt. This one can get messy, so you might not wanna wear your best white button down when you slap this puppy on! Smooth the mixture over your face and wait 10-15 minutes before wiping away mask and rinsing off any excess.
This one can get messy, so you might not wanna wear your best white button down when you slap this puppy on!
‘LEVEL UP!’ Botaneri Tip:
For an added dose of natural moisture, mix 2-4 drops of jojoba oil into any of these masks! Check out our article on why we love jojoba oil HERE.
About the author
I’m Drew, creator of Botaneri and an artisanal skincare formulator and certified aromatherapist who is here to help take the mystery out of DIY natural beauty. I started creating my own plant-based skin and body care products at home to deal with my own skin issues.
What I love most is helping people create luxurious and effective self-care products right in their own kitchens. It’s a lot easier than you think. Trust me, if I can do it, so can you.