Skin care expert Jackie Gomez partners with National Honey Board to create honey-based treatments to keep skin hydrated for only a fraction of cost of more expensive treatments
November 2, 2011
– Flawless, glowing skin like Lala Vazquez. Kissable, soft lips a la Zoe Saldana. Shimmering complexion like Sara Ramirez. Every woman wants them, and they're not afraid to spend thousands of dollars on beauty and skin care products to get them. As temperatures drop, chilly, dry conditions can take a toll on a woman's skin and lips. Skin care expert Jackie Gomez, the "beauty architect" behind many of today's leading singers and Hollywood actors, including Ramirez and Saldana, says you, too, can look like her A-list clients by using natural beauty treatments with honey, which helps keep skin hydrated no matter the season. Gomez is partnering with the National Honey Board (NHB) to show that consumers don't need to pay for expensive treatments to maintain healthy skin and soft and supple lips all year-round.
"The superstar, secret ingredient to beautiful skin and lips is honey," says Gomez, whose roster of clients includes Sara Ramirez, Beyonce Knowles and Solange Knowles. "Honey's properties make it an ideal, do-it-yourself beauty ingredient. Not only is it a great all-natural moisturizer for skin, but you'll also spend a fraction of the cost and look like a million dollars."
Gomez teamed up with the NHB to create honey-based beauty treatments that will keep the skin hydrated. Her recipes include a face mask, full body treatment and a lip scrub so that women, and even men, can look polished from head to toe. Honey's natural hydrating qualities nourish the skin to reveal a natural glow.
"We all strive for moisturized skin, especially during winter months," said Catherine Barry, Director of Marketing for the National Honey Board. "Honey is your skin's best friend because it is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. By developing homemade beauty recipes with honey, we are demonstrating the various ways that honey can be used for skin care treatments, whether it's for the lips, face, hands or even feet and scalp."
Honey is nature's moisturizer and an effective moisturizer is essential to give your skin a healthy glow. With so many available treatments these days, honey-based beauty treatments are cost-effective and easy to prepare.
For this winter season, Jackie Gomez shares her favorite honey-based recipes that are both affordable and easy to make at home. Enjoy natural, radiant skin during the holidays with these lavish beauty recipes:
Dry Skin Honey Moisture Mask for Face
Makes one application
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon avocado
1/2 tablespoon milk
In a small bowl mix honey, milk and avocado until smooth. Apply onto dry skin using a clean foundation brush and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. For best results, apply twice a week.
Honey Body Treatment
Makes one application
1/4 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 tablespoons of oatmeal
In a large bowl add honey, olive oil and oatmeal, and mix until smooth. Use this treatment all over your body or in specific dry areas for softer skin. Rinse with warm water.
For more honey-based beauty recipes and how-to videos, please visit www.mielpura.org.
About the National Honey Board
The National Honey Board is a federal research and promotion board under USDA oversight that conducts research, marketing and promotion programs to help maintain and expand markets for honey and honey products. These programs are funded by an assessment of one cent per pound on domestic and imported honey.