Whitening products often contain hydroquinone, a potential carcinogen. In this mask, the antibacterial properties of honey are boosted with the anti fungal and whitening properties of lemon.
Both lemon and yogurt work as excellent natural peels, helping fade post-acne marks. Egg white adds proteins that help strengthen the skin’s own defenses, while lemon and vanilla create a comforting, soothing cocoon while you linger with the mask in your bath.
You can store this mask in the fridge and use it up within one week.
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed or bottled)
- 3 teaspoon plain or Greek-style yogurt
- 1 egg white
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until the mask thickens. Apply to clean, dry face and let set for 15 minutes. Gently wash off with warm water.
by Julie Gabriel, author of