How to Make a Pear and Honey Face Mask

By Christopher Godwin

A pear and raw honey face mask is an incredibly simple, easy-to-make face mask that can be made in just about an hour and stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Pears are a natural treatment for blemishes and redness, and can help to reduce irritation and discomfort from sun or wind burns. Honey has long been thought of as an anti-aging treatment for skin. This recipe makes enough pear and honey face mask for one application, but it is easily doubled for more uses or people.

Honey with dipper
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Step 1

Peel the pear with a peeler and remove the core. Chop the fruit with a sharp knife and place it in a mixing bowl.

Step 2

Add the raw honey and heavy cream to the chopped pear in the mixing bowl. With the tines of a fork, mash the ingredients together until blended. Cover with plastic wrap and let the mixture infuse for about one hour at room temperature.

Step 3

Transfer the pear and honey face mask mixture into a wide-mouth glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Seal the mixture if you are not going to use it right away. Otherwise, proceed to Step 4.

Step 4

Apply a thick layer of the pear and honey mask to the facial skin with a paint brush or clean fingertips. Leave the face mask on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse the skin clean with cool water. Pat face dry with clean towel.