Parties, gift-buying, baking, visiting guests, and lack of sleep contribute to much of the stress and fatigue that surrounds the holiday season. And guess what's a dead giveaway when we're feeling less than our best? Our skin. The stress and tiredness show dullness and lackluster that is common when sunlight exposure wanes, sugar intake increases, and sleep comes at a premium. You can show your best face throughout the holiday season with this soothing honey chamomile face mask!
Skin Benefits of Honey, Chamomile, & Lavender
Did you know that honey is useful for so much more than just food? It is soothing and has anti-bacterial properties that make it a must-have for home beauty treatments. Chamomile is soothing for the skin, refreshing, and has a light, apple-y scent to relax the mind and body. With its calming scent, a lavender essential oil is just what tired skin needs. And breathing in its stress-relieving scent while wearing this facial mask can calm the nerves too. When chamomile and lavender essential oil are combined with honey, they provide powerful refreshment for a tired face!
Chamomile, Lavender, & Honey Face Mask For Tired Skin
- 1 cup of honey (local, raw honey is best)
- 3 tablespoons dried chamomile
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
Gently warm the honey in a heat proof jar over a double boiler. When liquid, but not hot, add the chamomile flowers and stir to mix. Let the honey cool as the chamomile infuses. Add the lavender essential oil after it has cooled for several minutes. Store in an airtight jar on the counter. To use, apply to clean skin and allow to sit for 10 minutes. This is a great time to read, paint your toenails, take a hot detox bath, or enjoy a relaxing cup of tea
. After 10 minutes, rinse your face clean with warm water and feel the soft, supple skin! Don't forget to soothe the rest of your skin, especially during the dry winter months! Check out these Soothing Chamomile Hard Lotion Bars
What is your favorite way to relax during the busy holiday season? Will you try this honey face mask?