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It’s National Honey Month

September 30th, 2014

 

Guerlain Spa Boutique helps us put a little honey into our skin care routine.

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It's National Honey Month (September), and I wanted to share this before it ends, which is today- better late than never. I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy an exclusive Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask at the Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York. My experience began even before my actual appointment with a pre-confirmation call asking me what I would like to drink, and what music would I like to hear. Now has that for service, and I asked my friends this weekend, if any spa has ever done this before. The consensus was 'never'! Kudos to Guerlain for starting off my experience on such a positive note.

My facial consisted of products from the Abeille Royale line, which are infused with raw, organic honey and pure royal bee jelly concentrate (meant for the Queen Bee!). The Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Mask delivers intensive repair to dry, dehydrated skin. Included in Guerlain Spa visible-result facial treatment is the honey mask, which heals sun-damaged skin, perfect this time of year as the seasons begin to change--- and especially needed for my skin after my return from the island of Jamaica.

If you have the chance to experience this first-hand, I highly recommend it, and ask for Alina Cimpoeru, Lead Esthetician, who is an expert; however, she definitely wasn't pleased with my sun damaged skin, even though I stressed my high sun protection. I felt very awkward for what I am sure she considered to be 'bad behavior', but putting that aside it was absolutely wonderful.
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But, if you can't get to NYC for a personal treatment, I kindly asked Alina if she would share some at-home remedies using honey, which she did for me below.

Recommended for Oily Skin, this mask absorb excess oil from the skin:
2 tbsp clay powder mixed
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp organic honey
Mix all the ingredients, apply on clean face and leave it on for 15-20 min. Remove with warm water and a wet wash cloth.

Recommended for all types skin, but mostly for large pores:
1 egg
1 tbsp organic honey
1 tbsp chamomile flower(tea bags) or fresh crushed
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
Same application as above.

Recommended for dry and dull skin:
1 tbsp organic honey
1 egg white (beaten)
3 to 4 chunks of pineapple blended together with above honey and egg white
Mix all the ingredients and apply on clean skin for 15-20 min. Because of the enzyme from the pineapple you could feel a little tinkling but is normal because these enzymes digest the dead cell.

Recommended for aged and dry skin
1 tbsp organic honey
1 banana
1tbsp Aloe Vera
Mix all the ingredients, apply on clean face and leave it on for 15-20 min. Remove with warm water and a wet wash cloth.



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