NATURAL BEAUTY: GET YOUR GLOW ON.
My secret to glowing skin?
Manuka Honey and Lemon - straight from Mother Nature.
It contains unique antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, stomach-healing, wound-repairing, and overall health-promoting properties that make it an amazing "superfood" worthy of further investigation...so lets investigate.
The mask I make is unreal, and whenever I partake in this messy, yet extremely satisfying beauty routine I erase at least 10 years from my face. I still get mistaken for a late teen (I think the green juice helps too!), SO I know it works.
The Real Deal: You MUST purchase 'active' Manuka Honey due to its extreme antimicrobial properties and its major dose of healing qualities. This rating is called 'Unique Manuka Factor' (UMF) which you will see on the outside of the container. Honey that is tested (at the Honey Research Unit in New Zealand - this stuff is no joke) and verified to have a level of 5 or more is given a UMF rating and is referred to as 'active'. So when purchasing look for this, as without this certification it is not real Manuka Honey, and therefore won't contain the multitude of healing benefits.
The Process: All I do is mix a tablespoon of honey, with fresh organic lemons (1-2 slices) in a little bowl, let it meld together and apply to a freshly washed face (or you can use this as your face wash, but I prefer it as a treatment). Sometimes I also mix in a few pinches of turmeric to help with any redness or discoloration in my skin. Let it sit for 20-30 min, and Voila your skin is left velvety smooth, and with continued use of this treatment you will notice smoother skin, 'the glow', and acne/scars begin to disappear.
In my humble opinion, this beauty of a mask is an all-natural miracle worker, as our Mother of Nature truly knows what's up.
ps- this will be your skin saver after all the holiday stress + NYE partying.