I’m sure you will agree that there are lotions, potions, and many techniques that promise a more radiant, youthful complexion. Many cosmetics just target the surface of the skin, but getting at the underlying tissues and supporting muscles is what will really make a difference in your skin’s appearance.
But, can something as easy as using honey along with a simple ancient massage technique deliver on the promise? I was intrigued by a video of a woman who used this honey detox massage, and so being the honey fanatic that I am; I decided to try it for a couple of months. Did I love it or hate it? Before I share that with you, I’d first like to explain the process.
What You Will Need
First off, you will need about a teaspoon of honey. It is important to use raw honey. Raw honey contains superior healing qualities. And what’s different about this process is that you’re not going to just slather it on your face and rinse it off. The secret is in what you do with the honey, the technique.
The Massage Technique
The uniqueness of this honey massage lies in the healing power of honey and the lifting and compressing action of the massage. It’s very simple and very effective.
- First, wash your face and neck area as usual.
- The next step is to apply the honey to your wet skin. If you get it on your lip, you’ll be tempted to want to eat the entire jar!
- After you have applied the honey, you can begin the massage. Ever so gently press your skin with your fingers and quickly lift them off. It’s a simple movement, but it will be working the underlying muscles in your face and neck.
- After the honey massage, rinse your face and neck with warm and then cold water, making sure all traces of the honey are removed. And finally, take a cotton ball and dip it in a mixture of equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Use this as a toner. Once completed, your skin will look and feel so nice – like a baby’s bottom!
What You Will Notice As You Do The Massage
As you continue with this action, you’ll notice the honey will begin to change its consistency, more of a tacky quality as you continue with this gentle pressing and lifting off of your fingers. As you do this honey massage, your fingers will start to maintain a rhythmic waving on your face and neck.
You’ll also notice that your skin will be pulled a bit, and your skin will start to take on a rosy hue. This is a good thing because the pulling action is encouraging more blood flow to your skin, and the underlying muscles and tissue will be stimulated.
This is a detoxing massage that will draw out toxins and impurities. In fact, as you continue with this massage the honey will start to take on a grayish color as wastes and dead skin cells are removed.
Will it stretch your skin? No. On the contrary – our skin has a remarkable ability to rejuvenate. This honey massage will actually “wake” up tired and dull skin by stimulating the underlying facial muscles and tissue, and this is what encourages healthy skin and a youthful complexion.
The Benefits Of The Honey Massage
The effect of this treatment can be felt almost immediately. It can:
- Encourage collagen and elastin production
- Improve blood circulation to cells and stagnant muscles in the face and neck
- The lifting and compression action will Increase the flow of the lymphatic system, thereby providing excellent drainage of toxins and excess fluids
The raw honey offers a powerhouse of benefits. Honey is antibacterial and antifungal, so this massage is especially beneficial for sensitive and acne-prone skin. Honey contains vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that your skin will love.
Honey is also a humectant—it attracts water and promotes water retention. It is, therefore, a good way to provide moisture to the skin without added chemicals, heavy oils, or other harmful ingredients found in manufactured moisturizers.
My Experience With The Honey Massage
I performed this unusual honey massage on my skin for approximately two months, about 2 – 3 times per week. It was painless and rejuvenating. I must admit that the honey’s consistency started to feel weird the longer I massaged my face because the honey turned from a liquid to more of a tacky glue. But I could deal with that because the results were very nice.
My skin looked amazing. But what I really loved about this massage was the way it made my skin feel. I have nice skin already, but this massage made my skin feel as if it had just returned from the gym after an intensive workout. And my skin tone was much better. I’m sure that after using this massage regularly, many of you will find that your skin’s tone, appearance, and feel will be much improved. I loved it. And I think you will too!
How many of you have heard of, or actually tried, this honey massage on your face?