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A recipe for cinnamon face mask – one of the most effective DIY face masks ever!
The moment the freezing winter air starts pinching at your nose and makes your cheeks feel numb, it is a perfect time to warm up your face skin with this burning cinnamon mask.
Cinnamon face mask contains a combination of powerful ingredients that will:
- help you get rid of acne;
- fade acne scars and skin discoloration;
- even out your skin tone;
- reduce wrinkles and fine lines;
- improve microcirculation;
- give you a bright, glowing complexion;
- moisturize your skin and make it soft and smooth;
- deep-cleanse the skin from dirt and bacteria;
- reduce the appearance of enlarged pores;
- protect your skin against free radicals and bad environmental influences.
Now, these are ten excellent reasons to start using cinnamon face mask right now, right? The down side – it will burn!
How much it burns depends on whether your skin is sensitive in general and your own pain tolerance. Some people describe it as a light tingling sensation, others can’t keep it on for longer than 2 minutes.
Most, however, agree that the mask causes tolerable, even semi-pleasant sensation for a couple of minutes, after which the sensation stops and the skin feels refreshed.
Considering all the improvements the mask performs on the skin, I’d say a bit of stinging is more than worth it. I mean, when you find something that can help you reduce acne scars (scars!), you hold on to it with your dear life.
So, how this mask does it?
Cinnamon is a magical spice with a worm scent and healing properties. It purifies the skin and helps you get rid of acne, pimples and blemishes.
Cinnamon improves your skin’s blood flow, which helps in supplying your skin with nutrients. It dissolves dead skin cells, softens dry patches, reduces fine lines and makes your skin plump and supple.
Nutmeg is a great addition to the cinnamon face mask. It is widely famous for its anti-inflammatory properties and its stimulating effect to the skin. It is also in charge of keeping oily skin under control, getting rid of dead skin cells and unclogging pores. You can use it to treat acne and fine lines.
All in all, nutmeg promotes healthy skin, even skin tone and bright complexion.
Honey is loaded with such an amount and diversity of nutrients and antioxidants, it can put any drugstore product to shame. It is a natural humectant that deep-hydrates your skin and helps it to retain the moisture without making it oily.
Honey has antibacterial properties. Its enzymes cleanse your pores and purify your skin. Honey treats acne, tightens and regenerates the skin, helps in fading scars and soothes irritations. It makes your skin youthful and glowing and protects it from premature aging.
The citric acid in lemon is powerful enough to strip off of your face any bacteria, excess oil and dead skin cells and reveal the young, healthy skin underneath.
Sounds good? Hmm… It is, when it’s not overused. And it is especially good when combined with honey, which can replenish the moisture and soothe the skin.
Lemon treats acne and blackheads, shrinks large pores, fades acne scars, exfoliates the skin and adds on a healthy glow. High concentration of vitamin C protects your skin from free radicals and prevents premature aging signs.
Cinnamon Face Mask Recipe
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Here’s how to make the mask:
- Do your patch test first! Cinnamon is known for causing reactions even if you’ve never had problems when eating it.
- Remember the pinching sensation and improved circulation we talked about? Cinnamon face mask will leave your skin glowing red! Use it in the evening, so that your skin has time to calm down and recover overnight.
- Mix cinnamon and nutmeg. Add honey and mix again. In the end, add fresh lemon juice and mix it all well together.
- Wash your face. Apply a thin layer of the mask evenly over your face. Avoid the eye area.
- Don’t be a baby. The tingling will stop after a minute or two; no need to wake up the neighborhood :-).
- Keep the mask on for around 10 minutes. Then rinse off thoroughly using lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser.
- Apply your favorite moisturizer.
- Use cinnamon face mask 1 – 2 times a week.