How to Make a Honey Firming Facial Mask

Honey Firming Facial Mask Recipe: Blend 1 tablespoon warmed honey with 1 cored, pulverized apple.


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If you have a kitchen, you probably have the ingredients to whip up a great facial mask at home. In these Howcast videos, salon facialist Joanna Vargas shows you how to make dozens of all-natural facial masks as well as how to make your own toner and facial scrubs. She also explains the different kinds of facial peels you can get at a salon and which professional facial treatments are best for you depending on your skin type.



A lot of people ask me about what's the best ingredients for a firming mask. I think anti-aging is one of the biggest topics in my salon. We're going to use some honey. I have a few tablespoons of warm honey in this bowl. I warm it just because it's easier to work with, it's easier to blend with other ingredients when it's a little bit looser. I have one whole apple that I've pulverized in the blender. You want to take the core of the apple out first because the seeds are poisonous so you don't want to have that on your skin. I'm going to add one tablespoon of warmed honey to my apple and I'm just going to mix it up really quickly. So this mask is going to be a little bit chunky on the skin. So when you apply it you kind of want to be somewhere you can relax for 20 minutes so you don't make a mess everywhere. So just apply a thin layer. It's going to feel a tiny bit warm because of the warmth of the honey which is going to be a really nice and soothing. The honey is incredibly hydrating for the skin and that's going to give you a nice anti aged appearance at the end. It's going to really take out the crepiness out of the skin and the fine lines. And the apple has so many great nutrients for the skin and all the vitamins and nutrients in the apple will feed disk in everything it needs to look glowy and really dewy and fresh and there's nothing more anti aging than a fresh look to your skin.


  • Joanna Vargas

    Joanna Vargas is a University of Chicago graduate with a double major in photography and woman's studies. She has been a New York State Licensed Esthetician for 15 years and has clients from all over the globe. Additionally she is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage from the renowned Dr. Vodder School International. In November 2006, she officially opened the doors to her namesake salon on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and never looked back. In the past year alone, she has introduced the world's first LED Light Therapy BED (patent-pending) and her own field-tested, high-performance skin care product line.