Honey Baking Soda Facial Mask

I can't believe it is March already.  February did go by so fast and now it is officially summer here in the Philippines.  It's my favorite time of the year!  I'm excited to go to beaches and have lots of fun.  But before all that, we should not forget to prepare our skin for those harmful sun rays, and you know me, i love using all-natural, kitchen products for my beauty recipes.  I would love to share another favorite facial mask that will both make your skin glow and prevent your skin from having acne.
Honey Baking Soda Facial Mask


Now, go to your pantry and grab the following:
1.  Honey
2.  Baking soda
3.  Calamansi (You can use lemons or skip this part if you have uber sensitive skin.)
Honey Baking Soda Facial Mask

Let's go ahead and get started!   First, place a tablespoon or so baking soda in a clean mixing bowl.  Cut your calamansi or lemon in half and squeeze out the juice.  Make sure to remove those seeds!  Don't panic if you see the mixture fizzing and bubbling.  It's a common reaction when you mix alkaline (baking soda) and acid (calamansi).  Do not add the calamansi if you plan on hitting the beach after!  It has bleaching properties which will make your skin extra sensitive to the sun and even darker. If you choose to add calamansi, make sure to wear lots of sunscreen :)
Honey Baking Soda Facial Mask

Next, add in the honey.  Honey has antibacterial properties which prevent formation of pimples plus it also is a great moisturizer.  Honey not only attracts water but also helps retain and absorb it on our skin which makes our skin more hydrated.
Honey Baking Soda Facial Mask

Stir the three ingredients until well blended.  Your mixture is now ready to be applied.
Honey Baking Soda Facial Mask

Prep your skin by washing it with your favorite face wash, pat dry, the apply the mixture to your face.  Be sure to avoid the eye area.  Let it sit on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes then wash with lukewarm water.
Honey Baking Soda Facial Mask
Those micro-beads from the baking soda did do their job.  Dead skin cells begone.  You know have smooth, glowing skin :)
Enjoy!
Happy summer everyone!
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43 comments:

  1. Ive read about this a long time ago, now im determined to do this!

    sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  2. really nice :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  3. Great post dear!
    Love reading your blog!

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  4. I love homemade facial mask great post. Thank you for visiting my blog.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks love. it was my pleasure.keep up the good work!

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  5. I just love home made masks dear and this one sounds awesome...thx for sharing honey..:-)

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    1. thanks beautiful! :) i love your blog!

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  7. Nice! I do the honey thing minus the calamansi because I'm allergic to it (weird 'no?). Cheers! -VivaManilena.blogspot.com

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    1. aw! honey and BS still do the trick ;)

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  8. Back in college I used to apply honey on my face as suggested by my father.. that time I had one full year of battling with breakouts and honey turned out to be a great remedy! :)

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    1. honey does wonders for the skin :)

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  9. Ohh this looks awesome! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  10. ohh this looks like a really nice mask!! I really need to do a mask on my face sometime!
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    1. thank you mindy.glad you liked it.

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  11. Oh I must try this; I absolutely love masks. love your blog; it looks so so cute I wish I could do mine up like this, you should do mini diy posts for people like me (slightly techinically challenged) lol. By the way I followed you on GFC, thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog; hope you can follow back
    Afeeyah xo

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    1. thank you! left a message on your blog :) keep in touch girl!

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  12. yay! thanks for sharing this :)

    http://www.lavinajampit.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for sharing this with us (: and it's super hot here in my country too! x

    http://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

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  14. I love home made mask, Thanks for sharing dear!!!!!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  15. Wowww great tutorial ♥ i love it !!!

    Will try to do it :) hope you will share more diy mask dear

    love it

    theanotherpartofme.blogspot.com

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  16. It sounds like a great mask! I will def give it a try, thanks for sharing this! Also thank you so much for stopping by, would you like to follow each other on “GFC” (blog followers), Google+ and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back <3

    x♥x♥

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    1. i love your blog :) so informative. followed you already ;) thanks!

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  17. Great mask! Thanks for the recipe!

    http://fairyland111.blogspot.com/

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  18. That is such a great and useful recipe Angel! Thank you so very much for sharing it with us, I would definitely love to try it out! :)
    And I am so jealous that you have summer already where you live! I wish it was warm and sunny in Latvia as well, but unfortunately it is not! :/

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    1. awwww! don't feel bad dear. i envy countries with winter and spring seasons like yours. you've got a beautiful country, and when summer comes, i sure you'll have a blast ;) keep in touch!

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  19. Interesting DIY. I must try it.
    Would you like to follow each other on google plus and twitter?

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  20. Hey, I missed this recipe! Great idea to use calamansi and baking soda with the honey. I'm pretty sure this recipe can lighten age spots!
    The Mrs. Diaz Chronicle
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    1. yep sis, may microdermabrasion effect ;)

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  21. I love the incredients you use here. I will give this a try soon! :) I hope it works on me too! :)

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    1. thanks genzel :) let me know how it goes!

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