Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Honey Honey

Recently I was trolling around looking to see if honey does all it’s touted to do for the face. Then I discovered a really delightful DIY mask on ehow.com. The best part? It uses everyday ingredients you have in the house.

Honey Mask
1 T honey
1 t olive oil
Egg yolk

Mix the honey and olive oil together, then add yolk.
Mix until creamy
Apply warm washcloth to your face to open up the pores. Apply mask and let sit for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water followed by a splash of cold water.

According to ehow honey kills germs, reduces swelling and inflammation. The olive oil is used to moisturize the skin without the greasy film other heavy oils can leave behind while the egg yolk is used to remove oil, dirt and the resulting greasy shine from your face. If your feeling particularly harried, add cucumber slices to the eyes to reduce puffiness.

Sometimes I really love being a recessionista.