I use honey as a face mask with all of its antibacterial properties. One of my favorite skin Brightening get masks is:
3/4 of a overripe banana
1 tbspn of honey
3-4 drops of lemon essential oil
Mash it all up and rub it into your face in circular motions, then take a makeup brush and paint it onto your face. Rinse after 10-15 minutes!