Skincare you can eat!

Skincare you can eat!

Our skin is the body’s largest organ and this porous membrane is highly sensitive to toxic chemicals.

Have you ever heard the saying “Don’t put it on your skin if you wouldn’t put in your mouth”?

At Melita we have thought about this statement and want to help you minimise your beauty routine. We love face products you can eat so headed to our kitchen to find products for your face. To remove make-up and moisturise use coconut oil. When you need to exfoliate, grab the baking soda and add some water, and you feel like a great nourishing face mask use Melita UMF 15 + Manuka Honey.

Raw honey was prized for its healing properties in ancient civilisations, and it makes an incredible mask for your skin. It feels quite different on your skin than you would think.  To apply, wet your face and then smear the honey on with your finger tips. Its cold when you first apply it, but then it warms up to the same temperature as your skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water. We love the fact that while you are having a face mask you are not absorbing chemicals instead you are nourishing your skin. Once you have washed the honey off your skin feels so soft and beautiful.

If you would like to try a honey face mask, use a UMF 15 + Manuka Honey. You can also add other natural products for different skin types. Here are a few different combinations you could try from


1. Honey Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

  • 3 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix honey and cinnamon together, and apply to your face. Leave the mask on for 10-30 minutes. The antibacterial properties of both honey and cinnamon are especially beneficial for acne-prone skin. (Cinnamon can occasionally be irritating if your skin is really sensitive, so you might want to do a patch test on the back of your hand first.)

2. Honey Face Mask for Dry Skin

  • 1 teaspoon mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey

Mix ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Spread the mixture over your face and let it sit for 20-30 minutes before washing it off. The fats in the avocado and whole milk yogurt are deeply moisturising to the skin, while the lactic acid in the yogurt smooths your skin, refines pores, and stimulates collagen production.

3. Honey Face Mask for Sensitive Skin

  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel

Stir the aloe and honey together and apply over your face. Leave it on for about 10-20 minutes. Aloe soothes inflammation and calms your skin, perfect for those with sensitive, irritated skin.

4. Honey Face Mask for Scars and Dark Spots

  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine the lemon juice and honey, and apply the mixture to your face. Allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. Lemon juice exfoliates your skin, brightens dark spots and fades scars. Your skin will feel smooth and soft right away, but it may take a few applications to notice a real difference in scars and spots.

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Melita UMF 15+Manuka Honey


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