Honey is a very versatile natural beauty product that has been used throughout the centuries by historical beauties such as Cleopatra. Honey is full of nutrients, antioxidants and other anti-aging, skin clarifying and moisturizing ingredients that make it a must-have among natural beauty experts.
Beauty expert Diane Irons, author of "The World's Best Kept Beauty Secrets: What Really Worked in Beauty, Diet & Fashion," recommends making a firming mask by combining honey with a mashed banana. The antioxidants in honey are free radical scavengers and joined with the vitamin A found in bananas repair skin damage and give the face a lift.
Pure honey is an excellent treatment for acne because of its potassium content. Bacteria cannot live when potassium is present.
Honey contains glycolic acid, which is used in facial peels performed by dermatologists. Using honey as a weekly mask maintains smooth skin and prevents premature aging.
Honey mixed with a mashed avocado rich with natural oils retains moisture and creates a nourishing and moisturizing mask. Honey helps the skin hold moisture and keeps the face soft and supple.
Combine equal parts of honey and plain yogurt. Spread over the face and leave on for 15 minutes. Honey and yogurt work together to restore balance in the skin and give it a healthy glow.
Mix a tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of lemon juice for a mask that will help with facial discoloration. Honey and lemon juice work together to fade age spots and freckles and brighten skin tone.