• Thu, Jan 5 2012

Beauty Treatments For Hippies: Honey Facial

You know how celebrities love to spill their beauty secrets, even when they have no idea what they’re talking about? Scarlett Johansson is the latest famous to engage in this particular kind of PR, telling Style.com that one of her favorite things to do for her skin is an all-natural honey facial.

“I use Manuka honey,” she said. “You just warm your face so that your pores are open (you can steam your face right after getting out of the shower), and then you just take a spoon and apply the honey directly to your face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. It really adds an amazing glow and your skin is so soft afterwards. It pulls out the impurities.”

Well – if it’s good enough for Scarlett, it’s good enough for me.

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  • eelizg23

    Awww, I’m sad you didn’t like it. I am one of those hippies you speak of, and honey really is one of the BEST things for your skin bc of its antibacterial properties. It’s best to use raw honey but whatever will work. You might try crushing up some aspirin and mixing it in with the honey next time or a drop or two of lemon juice if your skin isn’t too sensitive. Aspiring is good for acne since it’s basically salicylic acid, and it gives you a little bit of exfoliation too. As for the sticky, you can try doing the mask right before a shower so you don’t have to worry about it getting in your hair or whatever.

    That’s what I used to do before I went full-on hippy with my beauty regimen. Now I only wash my face with honey (with baking soda if I’m removing my makeup), and my skin looks the best it ever has. I also have like a million other weird sounding beauty treatments I do as well, and I’m way happier with the results than I was using drug store stuff.

    • eelizg23

      And being a little over zealous here, but my absolute favorite ever honey mask is honey with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s really good for acne-prone skin, and it works wonders when I feel a breakout coming on. But fair warning, you do look totally stupid with it on.

  • Anon

    I know everyone’s skin is different, but for me, honey works amazingly well. I actually mix mine with turmeric and let sit for at least half an hour. It’s great for acne prone skin- leaving it clear, exceptionally soft, and glowing. Word to the wise- when applied, it will look like you rubbed a soiled diaper on your face, which is highly unappetizing, but it does rinse off.

  • Patricia

    Ultimate proof that there really is one born every minute? Now I want to try it myself.

    God help me.

    I use vegan beauty products, and frankly my skin has never looked better. But I have yet to find a natural facial mask that works. I’m willing to try the honey approach. Who knows.

    But I totally agree, ScarJo does NOT do this.