A homemade face mask without honey?? Really? Yes, they still exist. Now, you might have stumbled onto this article by accident and wonder: Why on earth is it so important that your face mask does NOT contain honey?
Reasons for a homemade face mask without honey
Well, first of all I’ll have you know: not everyone likes to put honey on their face. It is sticky, and very thick. Especially if you use raw honey as is recommended for homemade beauty recipes. Moreover this type of honey is quite expensive. In some areas of the world it is not even that easy to come by at all. You might just really feel like doing a homemade face mask RIGHT NOW without having any honey available. Honey could actually irritate your skin instead of healing it. Or you could be a vegan, generally avoiding honey. If any of these points ring true to you, fear not. The following recipes for homemade face masks without honey will be for you. (Spoiler: Even if none of those points apply, you might want to read on. They are nice and easy DIY face mask recipes!)
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Homemade oatmeal face mask without honey
Usually everyone mixes their oatmeal face mask with that one ingredient we are trying to avoid here. But that is not actually necessary! You can for example make yourself a nice DIY oatmeal mask by mixing
4 tablespoons of oatmeal
and put the mixture on your face for 15 minutes. Now, if you are a vegan looking for vegan homemade face masks, the egg recipe is not very helpful for you. An animal free variation of the oatmeal mask could look like this:
Vegan oatmeal face mask:
2 tablespoons of oatmeal
4 tablespoons of hot water
1 dash of lemon juice or aloe vera* or both
Mix everything until you get a creamy consistence. Apply to your face while the concoction is still warm and leave it on for up to 30 minutes.
Homemade face mask for dry skin without honey
If you are interested in a DIY mask for dry skin, try avocado. The creamy fruit is recommended against very dry skin and first little wrinkles. Also there is no necessity to mix it with anything else. Now just smash half an avocado with a fork until you have a creamy paste. For a nice effect, leave it on for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
DIY turmeric face mask without honey
1 teaspoon of yogurt (ideally bio!)
1 teaspoon of turmeric*
Mix everything together with a fork and put in on your face for about 20 minutes.
Vegan turmeric face mask:
Add just enough oil to get a creamy paste.
Fun fact: The turmeric face mask is the traditional Indian bridal mask. Indian brides would be covered from face to toe in the yellow paste in the night before their wedding.
Homemade face mask without honey or yogurt
First of all, I know the vegan variations of the face masks before this one also fulfill the criteria. However, as honey and yogurt seem to be one of the top ingredients in homemade face masks, I explicitly wanted to give room to another vegan face mask, completely without honey or yogurt.
All you need for this mask is
1 slice of pineapple/papaya (ripe!)
Awesome, right? Ideally you puree the fruit, because especially pineapple can be a little difficult to “pulverize” otherwise. Enjoy the smell of vacation on your skin!
If you are interested in more recipes for a homemade face mask without honey (and also with it), follow my Pinterest board “Homemade face masks, scrubs and wash”. Or simply follow my profile to also see all my other boards on homemade beauty topics.
PS: Just so you know, I am not a vegan or a honey hater in general. Sometimes I do use honey in my homemade beauty recipes. See my Homemade beauty tips for lips for an example.
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