So, why is cinnamon and honey good for acne?Let's first start with what acne is: Acne can be caused by bacteria that lives on your skin. It clogs your sebaceous glands. These are glands that produce sebum, which is an oil that is necessary for the lubrication and pH level of your skin.
Honey is a natural antibacterial and anti-septic. This means, when it is applied topically to your skin, it can help cure acne. The antibacterial properties in honey help rid your skin from harmful acne causing bacteria. This in turn prevents your pores from clogging and pus (bacteria) from forming. IT will also help reduce redness and swelling.
Cinnamon is a spice that is found in everyday foods such as curry in the East, and sweet foods (sweet rolls). It is a versatile spice and can be used in cooking salty foods or sweet foods. Cinnamon has microbial properties that can help stop the growth of bacteria and fungi on your skin.
This combined with the power of honey helps make cinnamon and honey clear acne.
Please make sure you're not allergic to any of these ingredients before trying them.
2 tbsp of honey (This is one of the best kind you can use: Manuka Honey Active UMF 18+ Certified East Cape New Zealand) Read more about why Manuka Honey is good for you.
1 tsp of cinnamon
Mix the honey and the cinnamon together so it blends well. Before applying this mask make sure your face is clear of any makeup etc. If you do have some on, rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.
Apply this mask to your face using your fingertips. Take this opportunity to massage your face and help increase circulation. This mask is sticky so keep some napkins close by. Keep it on your face for about 10-15 minutes. If it starts to burn or itch take it off. Please test an area first to make sure that you aren't allergic to the honey or cinnamon on your face.
Rinse off and pat dry. Remember to use a toner. If you don't have one, you can use lemon juice as a toner.
Don't have easy access to cinnamon? You can buy cinnamon sticks here.
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