Have you ever experienced a resurfacing mask before? It’s basically the same as an exfoliating mask, except the resurfacing aspect makes it closer to an enzyme mask than any kind of treatment that involves manual exfoliation. Resurfacing treatments are the kind of procedures you can often go see an esthetician or dermatologist for, and their intensity ranges from mild to pretty intense. People often seek out these kinds of treatments in their quest to help their skin deal with issues like hyperpigmentation and texture complaints. The treatments, while often effective, can be costly and time consuming. Which is why it’s a great idea to do it yourself!
Now, depending on the strength of the resurfacing treatment, you might need to go to a professional to have it done. For example, a strong chemical peel is not something you can make for yourself at home. However, if you are looking for a simple, effective and light resurfacing treatment, you can totally do that at home.
Because this is a DIY based skincare treatment, there’s no set rule for the ingredients you use, but rather a collection of general guidelines and suggestions for what to do, what combos to use and how long to do it for. Here’s what you will need:
Raw honey: raw honey from happy bees contains active enzymes and a moisturizing host of long chain sugars. This combo results in a 1-2-punch combo that gently exfoliates dead skin cells while locking in moisture.
Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt contains lactic acid, which is actually used in stronger concentrations by professionals for resurfacing treatments! When used on the skin lactic acid gently eats away dead skin while plumping up the skin from the inside. When combined with raw honey, the result is a mask that might just be the fountain of skincare youth.
Frankincense Essential Oil: If your skin is aging and you want your resurfacing treatment to help bring back some life and plump into your skin then add a few drops of Frankincense essential oil to your mixture for concentrated botanical renewal. It can help with the appearance of your fine lines, skin tone and overall dermal well being.
While there are certainly more options for you to choose from, these three make a great place to start. Simply mix equal parts Greek yogurt and raw honey with a 2-3 drops of frankincense and rub all over your clean face. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes, and even longer if you have the time/would like. This is gentle enough to turn into a weekly routine and effective enough to notice results immediately. Enjoy!