Try This DIY Manuka Honey Mask for Glowing Skin

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Skin feeling a bit dull, tired and lackluster now that we’ve hit January? Colder temps, drier weather and being stuck in forced heating environments can all contribute to skin looking and feeling zapped of its glow. Thankfully, Manuka honey and a few other pantry staples can be your kitchen beautician for glowing skin this winter.

Raw, sourced from New Zealand Manuka honey is full of amino acids, B vitamins and dozens of other vitamins and minerals, like copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. These all contribute to a healthy complexion, as depletion of any vital nutrients can rob your skin of its glow.

Manuka honey has four times the nutritional content of regular raw honey, and it’s known to calm redness and irritation, cleanse pores, and soothe and help heal skin, whether your ailment is dull dryness or excessive blemishes.

DIY Manuka Honey Mask for Glowing Skin


  • 1 Tbsp. Manuka honey (hydrating, antibactieral, gently exfoliating)
  • 1 tsp. ground oats (soothing and calming, while also being a gentle exfoliant)
  • 1 tsp. pureed avocado (an extra boost of emollient healthy fats and oils for moisturized skin)
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice (the citric acid will help brighten, as well as exfoliate)


Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply to skin for 10-20 minutes (the more sensitive your skin, the less time you should let go by). When removing, use your fingers to gently massage the concoction into your skin in small circles before rinsing clean.

Need a few more DIY masks? Try these other Manuka honey masks or these DIY peel-off masks for glowing skin.

About The Author

Nicolle Mackinnon

Nicolle Mackinnon

Stemming from her personal journey to treat her celiac disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Nicolle serves as a writer and editor for several leading publications helping women understand how important, stylish and fun it is to commit to clean beauty. By way of her contributions to No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and numerous beauty brands' blogs, websites and social media, Nicolle has become a trusted voice on the correlation between health and beauty. Follow her journey on Instagram and connect with her via nicollemackinnon.com.

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