A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #10: Yogurt & Honey Mask to Reduce Redness and Irritation

(istock)

Yogurt and honey make a delicious combo, especially when paired with granola. But they also make a fantastic combination for your face, especially for skin that easily reddens or chaps!

When winter’s winds kick in, skin can easily become chapped, red, and irritated. Add temperature-controlled environments to the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for upset skin. And depending where you live, summertime temps can lead to red, dry skin that irritates easily.

Yogurt and honey can soothe and renew your skin, restoring its natural balance and beauty! Yogurt softens and balances the skin; raw honey moisturizes while removing irritating bacteria.

You can leave this mask on for up to 15 minutes. Take some time to relax and renew while it does its work. You’ll feel and see the difference in no time!

(istock)

Stuff to Know:

  • Spot test any products or ingredients before using any homemade products on your face, head, or body, especially if you have sensitive skin or are prone to irritation and/or allergies.
  • Store this mask in the refrigerator!
  • It’s best to make and use this mask right away. However, if stored in the fridge, it can be used within 3 days.

For a container, I re-used a medium-sized yogurt container. A jam jar or something similar would work just as well!

Yogurt & Honey Mask to Reduce Redness and Irritation

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey

Steps to Make:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients.
  2. To increase the amount you’re making, simply keep the ratios the same.
  3. Transfer to your container.

To Use:

  1. Remove all makeup first.
  2. Spread a small amount of the mixture between your hands.
  3. Apply in an even layer to your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. Avoid the delicate eye area.
  4. Continue to layer the mask until it is all used up.
  5. Leave on for 5-15 minutes.
  6. Rinse well with temperate water.
  7. Pat your face dry. Do not rub.

Like this tip? Consider buying my book to get all 52 tips PLUS bonus tips in an easy-to-read format! It’s called A Year of Natural Health and Beauty: 52 Easy, Frugal, Natural Ideas to Enhance Your Mind, Body, and Spirit. You can buy it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other places. Click here to learn more or to purchase!

 

Questions for readers:

Do you use food products in your beauty routine?

What’s your favorite go-to beauty aid?

Posted by

Writer and editor in San Francisco. Lover of all things healthy & wise. Blogger, runner, yogi, author of books available @Amazon!

3 thoughts on “A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #10: Yogurt & Honey Mask to Reduce Redness and Irritation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s