Natural beauty is a hot topic right now, with many people more concerned than ever about what ingredients are in their makeup and skincare. What you might not know is that a key ingredient is probably sitting in an adorable little bear in your cupboard right now – honey!
This past weekend I was so excited to go to LuckyFABB, a conference for fashion and beauty bloggers. Not only did I get to go mingle with some of the most talented and creative women in the blog business I got invited to an exclusive event called “Honey, Sweet Relief” put on by the National Honey Board at the gorgeous Ciel Spa at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. Myself and 30 other beauty bloggers got pampered with spa treatments that were made with all natural ingredients and featured honey.
Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. Cosmetic companies have been using honey in body lotions, lip balms, soap and more for years. However, it isn’t necessary to buy products with honey in them to experience the moisturizing benefits of this sweet treat. With a few simple ingredients that you probably have in your cabinet you can experience these honey based spa treatments at home.
When I was at the Sweet Relief Event I got to try the Honey and Milk Refining Mask Treatment. I was expecting the mask to feel sticky or be difficult for the spa technician to remove, but it actually felt cool and refreshing – not sticky at all. It also smelled amazing! When I was done with the treatment I was SO relaxed but was a little apprehensive to go into a room full of beauty bloggers without any makeup on. But I didn’t need to worry at all, my skin was fresh and glowing after the treatment and I didn’t need foundation.
Here is the recipe for the Honey and Milk Refining Mask. Right click and save the image if you want to keep the recipe.
The other treatment they were offering was a Honey and Almond Scrub, I didn’t try it at the La Ciel Spa, but I decided to try it once I got home. The recipe is pretty simple – you just need honey, raw almonds, uncooked rolled oats, and plain yogurt.
I mixed up the honey and oats in my Nutri Bullet (seriously I love that thing). Then in a small bowl added the honey and the yogurt and mixed it all up. The recipe says it makes enough for one mask, but I think there would probably be enough for two. You leave the mask on for up to 10 minutes then wet your hands and scrub. Once you feel thoroughly exfoliated wash off the mask with warm water and pat your face dry.
Check out the Honey.com website for a lot of great information. There are recipes, resources, and more beauty treatments for you to try. I’m absolutely going to be putting this mask into my regular beauty routine, I fight dry skin all the time and if the mask makes my skin look as great as it did after the treatment I had at the spa I can only imagine what it will do with more treatments.
Do you have a favorite product with honey in it? Share it in the comments section below.
Featured Image, Clip Art, and Honey Bears courtesy of The National Honey Board.