For a beautiful complexion, combine the benefits of two of nature’s best skin treatments: honey and yogurt. Honey brightens and smooths the skin, while yogurt has properties that help reduce oiliness and refine pores. Here are some ideas for using honey and yogurt for a sumptuous facial mask.

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Mash enough fresh cucumber and strain the pulp to create 1 cup of juice. Add 1 cup honey and 1/2 cup plain yogurt to the juice and mix well. Add a few drops of essential oil, such as lavender, geranium, rose or calendula. Mix again and apply to cleansed skin on face and neck, working away from the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes just before bathing. Rinse off with warm water.

Peel a large ripe peach and mash with a fork or put it in a blender or food processor to create a pulpy paste. Add 3 tsp. honey and 2 tbsp. yogurt. Mix well to incorporate all ingredients. Pat the facial mixture onto the face and neck after cleansing, but keep away from the eye area. Wait 10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Beat the yolk of 1 egg lightly and add 1 tbsp. yogurt and 1 tbsp. honey. Mix well and let stand until the facial ingredients reach room temperature, about 30 minutes. Smooth the mixture onto cleansed face and neck skin, but avoid the area around the eyes. After 20 minutes rinse off with warm water.

Peel and slice 1/2 banana and mash with a fork. Add 2 tbsp. yogurt and 1 tbsp. honey. Mix well by hand and pat the facial ingredients on face and neck, which have been cleansed. Keep away from the eye area. Allow to remain on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes, then use a cool water splash or a wash cloth to rinse off.

Mix 1 egg yolk with 1 tbsp. honey, 1 tbsp. yogurt and 1/2 tsp. almond oil. Stir well to combine all ingredients and break down the egg yolk. Apply the mixture with the fingers to cleansed skin on the face and neck, but avoid the area around the eyes. Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing facial off with warm water.

Start with 2 tbsp. yogurt and add 2 tbsp. honey and 3 tbsp. lime juice, either fresh-squeezed or from concentrate. Blend well and apply to the face and neck after cleansing. Massage gently into the skin, keeping away from the eyes, for a couple of minutes. Rinse off with warm water or a soft wash cloth.