As someone who’s suffered from cystic acne for around 15 years I never really knew the importance of proper skin care, but now I’m trying to play catch up. Needless to say, it’s really important to take good care of your skin as a young adult. However, money can also often be tight, so instead of getting fancy facials you can try a homemade face mask.

This mask made of lemon and honey is especially useful because lemons have BHA’s and AHA’s which will help with discoloration, acne, blackheads and even to remove dead skin cells. Honey on the other hand is a great natural antioxidant and it has antibacterial properties.

To get started you’ll need to make your face mask which is super easy. Simply mix one tablespoon of the honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice together into a bowl. It might be easiest to do this with a whisk.

Next, you’ll want to open your pores. The easiest way to do this is to boil water, pour it into a bowl and stand above it being careful not to burn yourself if it’s too hot. After a few minutes your pores should be open and ready to go.

Now, just take your honey and lemon mixture and apply it all over your face and leave it for 15-30 minutes. Lemon can be a little harsh if you have super sensitive skin, so be aware of that! When you’re done just rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. Organic lemon juice or the juice of ½ a lemon.
1 tbsp. Organic raw (preferably Manuka) honey

That’s it! Go forth and have great skin!

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