Honey is an antibacterial that has been used throughout the ages to dress wounds. It is an excellent choice to use on troubled skin by itself or as a base with other ingredients.

Always choose organic, raw honey for natural acne treatment

Masks can be left on for up to 30 minutes, although some people put up with the mess to leave them on overnight. After that time, rinse thoroughly and use coconut oil as a moisturizer if your skin feels too dry.

Homemade facial mask with Cinnamon and Honey

Two tablespoons of honey to one teaspoon of cinnamon. Cinnamon is also an antimicrobial. You can also use a 1:1 ratio for short or overnight spot treatments.

Homemade facial mask with Yogurt and Honey

Use a 1:1 ratio. Be sure to use plain, whole- fat yogurt. This mask is very nourishing to the skin.

Homemade facial mask with Strawberries and Honey

Mash up strawberries and mix with honey with a roughly 1:1 ratio. Strawberries are high in salicylic acid and vitamin C, providing nourishment for the skin along with opening and shrinking pores.

Homemade facial mask with Avocado and Honey

Mash one avocado and add one tablespoon of honey. Mix well. This is a nutrient rich mask.

Homemade facial mask with Lemon and Honey

Use a 1:1 ratio. Vitamin C from the lemon nourishes the skin and fights infection and lemon tones the skin as well. (You can also use straight lemon juice for spot treatments).

Homemade facial mask with Turmeric, Milk, and Honey

Turmeric has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Use 4 tablespoons turmeric to 4 tablespoons honey. Add 1 tablespoon of milk or yogurt. Turmeric will leave the skin yellow. Use any astringent (like lemon or apple cider vinegar) to remove the yellow tinge.

Other masks to help clear your skin blemishes

Egg whites– Whip and
apply. Egg whites are said to help fade acne scars and to help with
breakouts due to the protein and vitamins they contain. They also help
curtail excess sebum.

Papaya–Mash and apply. The enzyme, papain, helps to reduce inflammation and prevent infection.

Orange
peel–Grated, mashed peel with water or mix with aloe vera. The citric
acid works as an astringent while the vitamin C helps promote new
healthy cell growth.

Banana peel–Rub the inside of the peel over
your face. Banana peel contain lutein, a powerful antioxidant that
reduces swelling and inflammation while promoting healthy cell growth.

Oatmeal
– make one serving of oatmeal and add 1 tablespoon of raw honey. Use
after it completely cools. This is a mask to reduce inflammation and to
soothe the skin; it is not a mask that will kill bacteria.

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