Take preventative measures before the cold weather sets in.  Fortify and protect your skin by adding a moisturizing facial mask to your skin care regimen.  A weekly treatment can help diminish the harsh effects of the cold weather.

Go to your kitchen to find one of nature’s moisturizers.  Honey is a staple beautifying ingredient to keep in the cupboard throughout the fall and winter season.  Honey has been used for centuries for its natural moisturizing properties.  It can be used alone or as a mixing medium to create a homemade moisturizing facial mask.

Try these 3 easy do-it-yourself honey masks

  • Breakfast of Champions Mask (moisturizes skin and lightly exfoliates)

Prepare ½ cup of cooked oatmeal.  As it cools add ¼ cup of honey.  Smooth onto face and massage with fingertips for 1 minute.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.


  •  The Mask of Milk & Honey (for extreme moisture)

Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of buttermilk.  Smooth evenly onto face.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.


  •  Simply Honey (moisturizes skin and tightens pores)

 Warm 2 tablespoons of honey in a saucepan over low heat for 1-2 minutes.  Apply warm (NOT HOT) honey onto face.  Lightly pat honey into skin to stimulate circulation for 30-60 seconds.  Let sit for 20 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.

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