Facial masks can be a luxurious treat, and they can deliver visible results by reducing the prominence of lines and wrinkles. Masks don’t have to be expensive or commercially made to work. Simple homemade honey masks are especially effective on wrinkles due to honey’s natural age-fighting properties, and they take little time and cost pennies to make.
According to historian Victoria Sherrow, facial masks “may be the world’s oldest facial treatment.” She notes that women have long made their own masks from natural ingredients to clean and tighten skin and to minimize wrinkles. Honey, she says, has shown up in skin care routines in ancient cultures as far back as the Romans and Egyptians.
Honey masks leave skin smoother and more hydrated, and they can improve the look of wrinkles and fine lines. Your skin may also feel tighter and more toned after a honey mask. According to Dr. Wechsler, honey’s stickiness and thickness make it a protective salve that can “seal out infection” and “create a moist healing environment” for your skin.