20 Homemade Face Packs With Honey

These easy formulations are extremely nourishing and moisturizing for your facial skin.

Medically Reviewed by Dr. CP ThajudheenDr. CP Thajudheen, MD
By Kushneet KukrejaKushneet Kukreja  • 

If you are on the lookout for a beauty product that can restore the natural glow of your face and make it look healthy, young, and flawless, you need to trust some homemade face packs with honey. Yes, these face packs are perfect for your skin as they do not have chemicals in them and are natural.

As the chemical products available on the market sometimes aggravate the damage caused to your skin instead of healing it, you should consider investing some time to make your homemade skin care products. Our skin is exposed to many unhealthy factors like pollutants, bad diet, stress, and whatnot. Only chemical-infused products are not enough to solve the problems caused by those factors. You need natural ingredients to do the magic, preferably the ones made at home.

The best part about these products is that they have minimal side effects, they are indeed effective, and they do not burn a hole in your pocket either. So, it is time to give your skin the required love through such amazing products that have a multitude of beauty benefits. So, without further delay, scroll down to find the product that you might love, as it is time for you to flaunt some naturally glowing and healthy-looking skin. Keep reading for more information on homemade face packs with honey!

Beauty Benefits Of Honey

Honey is one of the most widely used ingredients in various beauty treatments and products.

  • It is a natural antioxidant,which protects the skin from the oxidative damage caused by the sun’s rays and atmospheric pollutants, and it also rejuvenates the skin.
  • Honey has humectant qualities that help in both attracting water and retaining it within the skin, which makes it an ideal moisturizing and cleansing agent.
  • The wound healing properties of honey help in the formation of collagen thereby treating scars and other marks.
  • It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Hence, aids in treating cuts, wounds, and abrasions so as to promote healing and prevents the degenerative process of the skin.
  • It helps to regulate the skin’s pH and this can bring back the balance in the natural oil production process of the skin.
  • It keeps the skin youthful looking and also slows down the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Honey treats common to complex problems and provides long term benefits. Its medicinal and cosmetic uses make it apt for usage by different skin types (1, 2, 3). With the addition of the right ingredients, honey face packs can work wonders for all skin types and various skin issues. Depending on these factors, we have divided the ways in which you can use honey into different sections. Here they are!

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Honey In Beauty Treatments

Honey Cleansers

  1. Simple Honey Facial Cleanser
  2. Honey Face Wash

Honey Scrubs

  1. Honey With Almond And Lemon Juice
  1. Honey With Sea Salt Or Sugar

Honey Face Packs For Acne Prone Skin

  1. Honey With Lemon
  2. Honey With Sandalwood Powder
  3. Honey And Oats Face Pack
  4. Honey With Milk, Turmeric, And Lemon

Honey Face Packs For Oily Skin

  1. Honey With Fuller’s Earth
  2. Honey With Milk And Cucumber

Honey Face Packs For Glowing Skin

  1. Honey With Glycerin And Turmeric
  2. Honey And Tomato
  3. Honey And Banana Pack

Honey Face Packs For Skin Brightening

  1. Honey And Besan Pack
  2. Honey And Papaya Pack

Honey Face Packs For Dry Skin

  1. Honey And Raw Milk
  2. Honey And Avocado

Honey Face Packs For Mature And Aging Skin

  1. Honey, Oatmeal, Yogurt, And Fennel
  2. Honey And Onion Juice
  3. Honey And Egg Face Pack

Honey Cleansers

1. Simple Honey Cleanser

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You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • Warm water

What You Have To Do

  1. Splash your face with warm water.
  2. Apply honey and use it like any other face wash.
  3. Massage your skin for a few minutes and leave the honey on for 2-3 minutes more.
  4. Rinse it off with tepid water and pat your skin dry.

How Often You Should Do This

You can use honey as a cleanser 2-3 times in a week.

Why This Works

Even people with severe acne and dry skin can use honey as a cleanser. All your skin issues can be overcome by using honey regularly.

2. Honey Face Wash

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon milk OR rose water
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • A pinch of turmeric

What You Have To Do

Mix all the ingredients together and use this to cleanse and wash your face.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this honey face wash twice a week.

Why This Works

The other ingredients in this face wash will cleanse your skin thoroughly and remove all the impurities. Rose water can also tone your skin and improve your complexion (4).

Honey Scrubs

3. Honey With Almond And Lemon Juice

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You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon finely ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix the honey, almond powder, and lemon juice together to get a grainy paste.
  2. Use this scrub gently on your face in circular motions.
  3. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this twice a week.

Why This Works

Almond powder will act as an exfoliant and remove all the dead skin build-up from your face. It also moisturizes the skin as it contains vitamin E (5). Lemon juice will kill any microbes that may be present and also act as an astringent (6).

4. Honey With Sea Salt Or Sugar

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt OR sugar

What You Have To Do

  1. Combine the honey with either sea salt or sugar.
  2. Massage your face with this gently for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it off.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this scrub twice a week.

Why This Works

Both sea salt and sugar are excellent for exfoliating the skin and removing all the dirt, grime, impurities, and dead skin cells. Scrubbing improves circulation to the skin, and this results in nutrients being supplied to the skin better (7, 8). This will improve your skin’s health and give your skin a glow as well.

Honey Face Packs For Acne Prone Skin

5. Honey With Lemon

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You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix honey and lemon juice thoroughly.
  2. Apply this solution as a face pack and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  3. Wash it off and apply an oil-free moisturizer.

How Often You Should Do This

Apply this twice or thrice a week.

Why This Works

This is an excellent face pack that helps in drying existing acne and fades blemishes without being too harsh on the skin. Honey moisturizes and stops new acne from forming, and the lemon juice kills the acne-causing bacteria (9).

Stylecraze Says
People applying honey or other honey products to their skin should make sure to remove them before going to bed.

6. Honey With Sandalwood Powder

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sandalwood powder
  • Rose water

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix the honey, lemon juice, and sandalwood powder.
  2. Add some rose water to this to get a paste like consistency.
  3. Apply this as an even layer on the face and let it dry naturally for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with water.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once or twice a week.

Why This Works

The sandalwood powder will soothe the irritated acne-prone skin. It will also help to clear up your acne and make your skin smooth (10).

7. Honey And Oats Face Pack

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You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon ground oats
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Rose water

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix honey and oats. Add some rose water to this.
  2. Apply this on the skin and let it dry.
  3. Before washing it off, dampen your skin and exfoliate gently.
  4. Then, rinse the pack off with water.

How Often You Should Do This

Apply this once in every 4-5 days.

Why This Works

This face pack doubles as a scrub. Oats are soothing, and moisturizing for the skin and their coarseness can be utilized to scrub away the dull and damaged skin. Oatmeal also has anti-inflammatory properties that can bring down the inflammation at the acne sites (11).

[ Read: Homemade Face Packs For Acne Proven Skin ]

8. Honey With Milk, Turmeric, And Lemon

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix everything and apply on the skin.
  2. Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with water.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this twice a week.

Why This Works

Honey and milk moisturize the skin while lemon and turmeric help in controlling acne and preventing them from coming back with their antimicrobial properties (12).

Honey Face Packs For Oily Skin

9. Honey With Fuller’s Earth

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You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons fuller’s earth (multani mitti)
  • 1-1 1/2 tablespoons honey

What You Have To Do

  1. Make a paste with the fuller’s earth powder and honey. Add some water to adjust the consistency if required.
  2. Apply this on your face.
  3. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off.
  4. Pat your skin dry and apply a suitable moisturizer.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once every week.

Why This Works

Fuller’s earth is a type of cosmetic clay that sucks the extra oil from your skin and dries out the pimples. It absorbs all the impurities that are clogging your pores and cleanses your skin thoroughly in this process (13).

10. Honey With Milk And Cucumber

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated cucumber

What You Have To Do

  1. Chill the milk in the refrigerator before adding it to the honey and grated cucumber. Mix well.
  2. Apply this on the face for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this twice a week.

Why This Works

The natural enzymes present in milk can exfoliate your skin and clear up your acne. Milk also moisturizes the skin (14). Cucumber is relaxing and soothing for your acne. It rejuvenates the skin and also diminishes large open pores that are often seen in an acne-prone skin (15).

Caution

If you are allergic to dairy, do not use this remedy. Also, if milk is a trigger for your acne, refrain from using this remedy to treat your acne.

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Honey Face Packs For Glowing Skin

11. Honey With Glycerin And Turmeric

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You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon glycerin

What You Have To Do

  1. Add glycerin and turmeric powder to honey and mix well.
  2. Apply on your face and wash it off after it dries (between 15-20 minutes).

How Often You Should Do This

Apply this once every week.

Why This Works

This homemade face pack will leave your skin hydrated and glowing. Turmeric brightens up your skin and improves complexion (16). Glycerin deeply hydrates the skin and gives it a natural glow (17).

12. Honey And Tomato

You Will Need

  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1 tablespoon honey

What You Have To Do

  1. Cut and mash the tomato so that no lumps remain.
  2. Add honey to get a thick paste.
  3. Apply this paste on your skin for 15 minutes and then wash the face pack off with warm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this twice a week.

Why This Works

The mild acids present in tomato help to achieve clean and glowing skin. Tomato is rich in vitamin C that improves skin texture by repairing the skin. It also contains antioxidantsi  XCompounds that inhibit oxidation by fighting free radicals and play an essential role in preventing skin issues and diseases. like beta carotenei  XA red-orange pigment found in plants that gives them their color and acts as a precursor of vitamin A. and lycopenei  XA bright-red organic carotenoid that gives color to vegetables and fruits and has antioxidant properties. that restore your skin’s natural shine (18).

13. Honey And Banana Pack

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You Will Need

  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey

What You Have To Do

  1. Thoroughly mash the banana and add honey to it.
  2. Mix them together and apply on the skin.
  3. Keep it on for about 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with warm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Apply this once in every 4-5 days.

Why This Works

To get a lovely glow and reduce the blemishes on the face, a ripe banana makes a wonderful ingredient. It makes the skin softer, more resilient, and moisturized. This gives a natural glow to the skin (19).

[ Read: Face Packs For Fair And Glowing Skin ]

Honey Face Packs For Skin Brightening

14. Honey And Besan Pack

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons besan (chickpea flour)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Rose water

What You Have To Do

  1. Combine all the ingredients with enough rose water to get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply on your face and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Apply this face pack twice a week.

Why This Works

This homemade face pack with honey lessens spots and brightens the skin. The ‘besan’ can cleanse your skin really well to reveal the bright, glowing skin present below (20).

15. Honey And Papaya

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You Will Need

  • 1/4 cup ripe papaya
  • 1 tablespoon honey

What You Have To Do

  1. Add honey to the papaya pieces and mash everything together.
  2. Apply this paste on the skin.
  3. Leave the face pack on for 10-12 minutes and then wash it off.

How Often You Should Do This

Papaya and honey face pack can be applied once every week.

Why This Works

Papaya contains enzymes that exfoliate the skin, remove all the impurities that are making the skin dull, and brighten up the complexion (21).

[ Read: Homemade Fruit Face Packs For Bright Skin ]

Honey Face Packs For Dry Skin

16. Honey And Raw Milk

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons raw milk
  • Cotton ball

What You Have To Do

  1. Combine milk and honey with each other.
  2. Dip a cotton ball in this and apply on your face.
  3. Let this dry naturally for a couple of minutes and then rinse it off with water.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this twice or thrice a week.

Why This Works

Honey and milk contain moisturizing and nourishing fatty acids for the skin. These penetrate into the skin and get rid of all the dryness and flakiness.

17. Honey And Avocado

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You Will Need

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon single cream (optional)

What You Have To Do

  1. Mash the avocado and add honey to it. Mix them together.
  2. Apply on your face for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with warm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once every week.

Why This Works

Avocado contains fatty acids, sterolsi  XA subgroup of steroids that naturally occur in plants and animals and play a role in maintaining the fluidity of cells. , vitamin E, and vitamin C. The fatty acids and sterols nourish the skin, improve the skin’s thickness, and tone. Vitamin E and C act as antioxidants and reverse the free radical damage that the skin has undergone. These vitamins also help in making your skin firm and youthful looking (22).

[ Read: Homemade Face Packs For Dry Skin ]

Honey Face Packs For Mature And Aging Skin

18. Honey, Oatmeal, Yogurt, And Fennel

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds powder

What You Have To Do

  1. Combine everything and apply on your face.
  2. Leave this face pack on for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with tepid water.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this face pack once or twice in a week.

Why This Works

The honey, oatmeal, and yogurt nourish, hydrate, and tone your skin. Fennel seeds have potential anti-aging effects (23). This face pack can help reduce your fine lines, wrinkles, and even age spots.

Stylecraze Says
People allergic to pollen or bees should avoid applying honey to their skin. In fact, a patch test is recommended before using honey on skin.

19. Honey And Onion Juice

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You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 onion

What You Have To Do

  1. Grate the onion and extract the juice from it.
  2. To about two tablespoons of this juice, add the honey and mix it in.
  3. Apply this on the facial skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Apply this once in every 3-4 days.

Why This Works

Onions contain anti-inflammatory compounds like quercetini  XA pigment that belongs to the flavonoid group of plant compounds and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. , isothiocyanates, and vitamin C that promote the skin’s youthful and wrinkle-free appearance (24).

[ Read: Get Rid Of Wrinkles On Forehead ]

20. Honey And Egg Face Pack

You Will Need

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon honey

What You Have To Do

  1. Whisk the egg white with the honey.
  2. Apply this on the face and leave it to dry naturally. This should take about 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with tepid water.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this face pack once in every 4-5 days.

Why This Works

The enzymes in egg white help tighten your skin and smooth out wrinkles. Egg white compounds can also help to remove any blemishes from your skin (25).

[ Read: Besan Face Packs For All Skin Types ]

Honey is one of the most popular natural ingredients used for centuries in various cosmetic products. Honey’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing properties help in reducing acne, treating burns, and wounds, and protecting the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Honey also helps retain the moisture in your skin and slows down the process of aging. You can use honey in combination with lemon, milk, oatmeal, and cucumber to make a honey face pack, cleanser, or scrub. Honey is a versatile ingredient that you can easily incorporate into your daily skincare routine and is suitable for every skin type.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times should I use a honey face pack on my skin?

Most honey face packs give best results when used twice a week.

Can men use honey as a face mask?

A face mask, especially with honey, can be used by women and men alike. Use the right combination of ingredients that suits your skin type and deal with the skin problems you want to resolve.

Is honey good for your face?

The beauty benefits of honey are plenty. It will not only nourish the skin on your face but also make it healthier and smoother. It helps in effectively fighting sun damage and also killing any harmful microbes that may be present. Its soothing properties will help in healing all irritations and inflammations.

Can honey remove dark circles?

Anecdotal evidence suggests that honey contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which can help in reducing dark circles.

Does milk and honey whiten skin?

No, But milk helps in the cleansing process, and the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties of honey help in accelerating cell regeneration and brightening the skin tone (26).

So, get started now and utilize the benefits of honey to the best. These face packs with honey will help you get the results you seek.

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