This week I thought I'd try out the beauty properties of honey. Honey is a natural humectrant and historically it has been an ingredient in the beauty treatments of Cleopatra and Poppea (wife of The Roman emperor Nero). Honey has tons of wonderful properties which I will explore in more detail in future posts... but this week I was only trying it out as a natural way to moisturize my skin. I found a recipe online for a facial that uses apples and honey pureed in a blender. I had a few apples, but they were too beautiful to smear on my face so I opted for a pear that wasn't long for this world. I peeled it and stuck it in the blender with 2 T. of honey.
My husband only lasted about 5 minutes before he had to rinse it off.
I thought it felt fantastic. When I rinsed it off my skin was really soft and I'm still feeling the results today (even after finishing the above mentioned bottle of wine). I also have to give the strawberry mask from last week a BIG thumbs up. I got carded this weekend at the grocery store. When a 40 year old woman gets carded it's truly an occasion to celebrate.