Bipolar Beauty: DIY Hydrating Moringa Honey Mask
A rejuvenating, hydrating and antioxidant face mask made out of three ingredients: moringa, honey, and coconut oil. The combination of all three will l keep your skin, glowing and hydrated all winter long.
Hi friends! Happy Tuesday!
I am so excited to announce the start of a new series called Bipolar Beauty where I share my favorite DIY beauty products that are easy to make and will keep your skincare routine/beauty routine toxic free.
This Matcha Honey Mask is hydrating and cooling made with only three ingredients, that smells amazing and completely replenish your skin.
There are so many reasons why you should be smearing your face with food, other than it being fun, it also gives your skin the amazing health benefits that each ingredient carries without overwhelming your liver and adding a bunch of chemicals into your body.
The beauty of using food for its amazing medicinal benefits it that you can customize the ingredients for your skin type and skin needs. This particular mask is one of my favorites for my skin type which tends to be naturally oily with very occasional hormonal breakouts. I love that it keeps my skin hydrated, especially during the winter but it is light enough that I can use it in more humid places like Florida or Panama.
Moringa is a plant also known as the horseradish tree with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties among other health benefits. Moringa has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent disease such as diabetes, liver, and digestive disorders among others.
Oh and if that wasn’t enough, it’s packing heavy in the vitamin department with significant amounts of vitamin a, c and e along with calcium and potassium.
This baby also has blood clotting properties so it helps reduce the healing time if you have a cut, scratch or burn. So next time you burn yourself try this mask.
Like I mentioned before it fights inflammation so its perfect for puffy skin, or if you’ve been traveling a lot or didn’t get lots of sleep or have pimples.
Those antibacterial properties I talked about earlier are perfect for infections on the skin or if you have a pimple.
HONEY ON YOUR FACE?
I truly believe that honey is natures OG.
It’s a great natural sweetener, it has incredible healing and soothing notes for a sore throat and makes an incredible and powerful facial cleanser.
This isn’t some new trend I’m following, my mom actually would put honey on our cuts and burns when my brother and I were younger. She always said honey was the answer for everything, I remember her telling me to put honey on my pimples.
[sidenote: bro it worked. The women were on to something. ]
Remember that honey has a very low pH so a lot of bacteria cannot survive in honey, making it a great antibacterial for acne.
I know what you’re all thinking, what the hell does this all have to do with being bipolar.
Let me tell you.
There a thing called the mind-skin connection.
MIND SKIN CONNECTION.
I know, just when you thought you knew it all.
I found out about a year after getting off my medication and embarking a more holistic path when treating my manic-depressive illness that there was such a thing as a-mind skin connection.
Your brain and nervous system influence your skin’s immune cells. And your skin influences your mind in the same way.
Applying certain substances and chemicals on the skin can then respond to psychological stress.
I had eczema while growing up and when I cleaned up my eating habits and my beauty and skincare routine, my eczema cleared up.
Turns out there’s a reason why.
Not only that but remember that your gut can manifest that it isn’t happy in many ways, and with your skin is the perfect example. Acne, rashes or more can be ways your gut is telling you it isn’t healthy.
So it’s important to make sure you aren’t using any chemical-laden products that can affect your mind-skin relationship.
CLEAN BEAUTY & BIPOLAR DISORDER // BIPOLAR BEAUTY
This three-ingredient face mask is very simple to make and can be made in advance and stored for future use in the fridge. I actually love applying it to my face straight out of the fridge for the cooling effects-during the summer months. Or I stick it in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Growing up I loved going to the spa and getting pampered but I loved, even more, going home and making my own face mask and skin care products and having my friends over to have our own spa days, was the best.
There was something relaxing and carefree about it.
While there is a therapeutic aspect to making your own toxic-free skincare products, it is important to make sure you aren’t indulging in products full of chemicals which inadvertently affect your mental state.
Make Your Own Moringa Honey Face Mask for Hydrating Winter Skin
Moringa Honey Face Mask
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp moringa powder
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl. This will create a nourishing and moisturizing thick paste for your skin. Spread on your clean face and neck leave on for 15 minutes. Remove with warm water. Use once a week.
GIVE THIS EASY 3 INGREDIENT FACE MASK A TRY NEXT TIME YOU HAVE 20 MINUTES TO SPARE.