Honey is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It absorbs impurities from the pores and the skin. Ancient beauties used honey and milk on their skin regularly to keep their complexion looking young, radiant and smooth. Its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties make it great for healing cuts and burns by killing bacteria and fungus. Raw honey also contains gluconic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid that brightens the complexion, evens out skin tone, and lightens scars and age spots.

Depending on where the honey is collected from, it contains many nutrients and minerals excellent for skin health such as vitamin B, iron, manganese, copper, potassium and calcium. It also acts as a humectant drawing moisture to the skin and is perfect as a gentle cleansing solution for even very sensitive skin. When mixed with water, honey releases peroxide properties which helps heal acne and impede bacterial growth causing more acne. You can use honey as a wash, toner or mask. And you can mix it with so many other ingredients depending on your needs (apples, pumpkin, papaya, and yogurt). It is very versatile.

At Home Honey/Lemon Mask:

Squeeze 1/2 a lemon (organic is always better) into a bowl, add 2 tbsp. of honey (Organic, raw, natural). Mix with a spoon until it is a liquid consistency. Apply it all over a clean face avoiding eye area. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off. You skin with feel cleansed, moistened, uplifted and rejuvenated!


Cleanse large pore w/alcohol, then try Bactine on it, that will shrink the pore. You can also use Peroxide, it gets into the pore and kills bacteria. Try applying every other night until the pore shrinks and redness is diminished.