This ginger honey face mask recipe will make your skin look radiant! It will help tighten and tone, as well as aid in reducing pore size, discoloration, inflammation, and the bacteria that cause blemishes. Both ginger and honey have shown in studies to be anti-inflammatory, chemo-preventive, antimicrobial, and wound-healing. Further, ginger and honey are antioxidants, which may help reduce free radical activity that causes skin damage.
And with only two ingredients, this recipe is so easy! Here is how to whip up a quick batch for your face.
Ginger Honey Face Mask Ingredients
- 2 Tbsp of honey
- 4 Tbsp of ginger powder
Ginger Honey Face Mask Instructions
Mix the two ingredients together. Then, apply to face. Next, allow to harden, about 15 minutes. Then, rinse off gently with warm water. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
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Ginger Honey Face Mask Research
- This article reviewed studies on the anti-inflammatory actions of ginger. From: Grzanna, R., Lindmark, L., & Frondoza, C. G. (2005). Ginger—an herbal medicinal product with broad anti-inflammatory actions.
- The constituent, 10-Shogaol, isolated from ginger, showed an antioxidant action, improved skin growth and wound repair in vitro. From: Chen, C. Y., Cheng, K. C., Chang, A. Y., Lin, Y. T., Hseu, Y. C., & Wang, H. M. (2012). 10-Shogaol, an antioxidant from Zingiber officinale for skin cell proliferation and migration enhancer.
- In a study of 32 participants with acne, intake of ginger reduced lesion count. From: Miglani, A., & Manchanda, R. K. (2014). Prospective, non‐randomised, open‐label study of homeopathic Z ingiber officinale (ginger) in the treatment of acne vulgaris.
- The gingerol constituent isolated from ginger showed chemo-preventive and anti-inflammatory action in skin cells in vitro. From: Park, K. K., Chun, K. S., Lee, J. M., Lee, S. S., & Surh, Y. J. (1998). Inhibitory effects of -gingerol, a major pungent principle of ginger, on phorbol ester-induced inflammation, epidermal ornithine decarboxylase activity and skin tumor promotion in ICR mice.
- In this study of 59 patients with ulcer wounds that would not heal, honey healed 58 of the 59 participants’ wounds very effectively. From: Efem, S. E. E. (1988). Clinical observations on the wound healing properties of honey.
- This article reviewed the research on honey in healing a variety of different types of wounds. From: Lusby, P. E., Coombes, A., & Wilkinson, J. M. (2002). Honey: a potent agent for wound healing?
- This article reviewed evidence of honey in wound healing with its antimicrobial an anti-inflammatory activities. From: Yaghoobi, R., & Kazerouni, A. (2013). Evidence for clinical use of honey in wound healing as an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant and anti-viral agent: A review.
- Non-processed honey inhibited most microbes that caused a variety of wound infection. From: Efem, S. E. E., & Iwara, C. I. (1992). The antimicrobial spectrum of honey and its clinical significance.
- Three ginger varieties showed antibacterial activity against acne in vitro. From: Indrawati, I., & Miranti, M. (2017). Antibacterial activity of ethanolic extracts of rhizome from three ginger varieties against acne isolated bacteria.
Read more about Ginger and Honey
- Click here to learn more about ginger: Ginger Monograph
- Click here to learn more about honey: Honey Monograph
By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), NAHA and AIA Professional Member, LMT
“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”
By: Kathy Sadowski