Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Anti-Aging Tips - The Most Effective Facials

A Manuka honey facial has many benefits. The honey contains healing properties that are ideal for the skin. Using it for a facial mask for dry skin is very beneficial, honey has the ability to attract moisture and retain it. Therefore applying a honey facial mask will benefit dry skin like nothing else.

It is also a known fact that Manuka honey aids in the healing process of wounds, burns and infections. It will also help to soften rough skin and make it smooth and supple, thereby preventing the onset of wrinkles and fine lines. Manuka Honey is packed with vitamins and antioxidants which help to protect the skin against free radicals.

Other benefits of a Manuka Honey facial mask are as follows:

Prevents discoloration of the skin and promotes even coloring;
Helps to renew skin cells, leaving skin looking visibly younger and radiant;
Helps to nourish and rejuvenate skin;
Heals and prevents fungal and bacterial infections;
Heals and prevents acne and other blemishes;
Treats eczema and psoriasis;
Moisturizes the skin;
Reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Honey Face Mask Recipes

For Firming the Face
Honey (1 tablespoon)
Egg White (1 egg)
Glycerin (1 teaspoon)
Flour (¼ cup)
Directions: Mix the honey, glycerin and egg white to make a solution. Then add flour and mix well, creating a paste. Apply evenly to the face and neck. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

As a Facial
Equal quantities of:
Olive Oil
Directions: Mix the honey, olive oil, oatmeal and avocado in a bowl. Apply to evenly the face and neck. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

As a Moisturizing Pack
Honey (2 tablespoons)
Whole Milk (2 teaspoons)
Directions: Mix the honey and milk into a smooth consistency. Apply evenly to the face and neck. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with cold water.

It is important to use unprocessed Manuka honey as ordinary honey is heated and pasteurized during the packing process. This destroys the enzymes and natural healing properties that are present in honey. Additionally, Manuka Honey contains far more healing properties than any other type of honey. It is recommended that you use Manuka Honey with a UMF rating between 10 and 16. Less than 10 is not potent enough and more than 16 is too potent. My next article will be based around the facial machines.