This simple recipe for Olive Oil + Honey Face Mask is an easy beauty recipe you can whip up with common kitchen ingredients and makes your skin feel great.
Olive oil isn't just good for you're insides, it's good for your outsides too. It’s no secret that a diet high in Olive Oils from Spain will help you shine from the inside out. But when applied directly to the skin, the powerful antioxidants help restore the skin’s elasticity and gives you a gorgeous glow.
This time of year I've just about had it up to here with my dull, flaky, dry skin. I’m throwing in the towel, yelling uncle - ENOUGH ALREADY! Even though it’s technically Spring, the bone dry, chilly weather just won’t seem to quit. I’m ready for long, humid sunny days spent picking tomatoes from the garden - and dousing them in lots of Olive Oils from Spain, of course.
But first, we must get through Spring. And Spring is the perfect time of year to clean things up a bit: clean up the house, clean up the yard, clean up our diet, and clean up our skin.
Olive oil contains four major antioxidants which allow it to help cleanse, moisturize and protect our skin: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Polyphenols and Phytosterols. Each of these powerful antioxidants help to neutralize the free radicals that cause skin damage and prevent them from doing harm.
The lipid profile of Olive Oil is very similar to that of our skin, so it works harmoniously to add moisture and deliver much needed vitamins and nutrients to our pores. For this skin mask, I’ve combined the powerful liquid gold with a few other gentle, skin-brightening (and edible!) ingredients you probably already have lying around:
An egg yolk delivers protein to the skin to boost collagen production and build elasticity. Egg yolks are also high in Vitamin A, B Vitamins and Zinc which help calm, hydrate and nourish dry, irritated skin.
Honey is a natural antiseptic, so it’s excellent for cleaning out pores and both treating and preventing acne. It’s also loaded with antioxidants and is extremely soothing and moisturizing, perfect for calming redness and healing scars.
Baking Soda is added to give the mask some body and works as an exfoliant. It has tiny granules that gently buff away dead skin cells to reveal glowing new skin underneath. It also has natural antiseptic properties and works to clean and balance the skin.
Together with the Olive Oils from Spain, this face mask will leave you feeling clean, refreshed and ready for the warm sunny days ahead.