Rituals: Honey Tapping
Interested in trying honey tapping? Want to learn how to incorporate honey tapping into your skin care routine? I've shared my favorite techniques below.
WHAT IS HONEY TAPPING?
Honey tapping strengthens our lymph system and connective tissue for firmer skin. It promotes lymphatic drainage. Practicing this ritual with honey lends the added benefits of hydration. This plumps and firms the skin.
In addition, your skin experiences the natural antibacterial and healing properties of the honey. This is why using a high quality honey such as Activist Honey is essential.
WHAT PRODUCTS TO USE FOR HONEY TAPPING:
As for products, I highly recommend trying this with Activist Honey and the Laurel Skin Honey Berry Enzyme Mask.
HOW TO INCORPORATE HONEY TAPPING INTO YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE:
1) Wash and dry your skin to prepare. With dry skin and dry hands, evenly apply 1 teaspoon of raw honey to your face, neck and chest. (Yes, this will be sticky without the addition of water!)
2) With Honey Tapping, ‘stickiness’ is your ally! Once the honey is applied evenly, begin gently tapping your skin, as if you are delicately playing the piano. Do these gentle taps everywhere from your chest, on up the sides of your neck, up to your chin, cheeks, and forehead. Tapping your neck and chest is important to encourage the downward flow of lymph, which will be stimulated by this technique.
3) For your face specifically, you can focus on congested areas, as well as areas that need extra exfoliation. Keep this up for several minutes of tapping.
*If the honey gets too sticky, add a tiny bit of water to one finger to loosen things up.
4) After tapping, add just a few drops of water to hydrate the mask while it’s on your skin. Allow the Mask to further work its magic for 10-20 more minutes, and then Rinse. And then GLOW!
Recommended Frequency: 1-2 times per week
Who should not practice honey tapping:
Honey tapping should not be practiced on sensitive, irritated, rosacea prone skin with broken capillaries, or on top of any active blemishes or wounds.
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