This two-ingredient manuka facial mask offers benefits to the skin far superior to any honey-based products available commercially. Leaves skin feeling tingly, detoxed, moisturized, clean and fresh.
Spoon manuka honey into a small bowl.
Grate approximately 1 teaspoon of fresh cinnamon into the bowl.
Mix the ingredients with a spoon.
Apply the mixture to the face and neck (except for the area around the eyes) with clean fingers.
Leave on for 10 minutes.
Remove manuka mask with a clean washcloth dampened with warm (not hot) water.
Splash face with lukewarm or cold water and pat dry with a clean towel. Do *not* wash face after removing the mask as this will destroy the pH balancing effects to the skin from the manuka honey.
Use once or twice a week for best results.
Real manuka honey is expensive, so don't make more than you need. In my experience, 1 TBL is plenty! You don't have to slather this on thick either. A thin layer on the face works great.
If the mask is too thick for your liking, place the bowl containing the honey mixture in a larger bowl of warm water for a few minutes and then stir again to gently liquefy.
Leftover mask can be placed in a small container with a lid for later use. It does not need to be refrigerated.