Honey and cinnamon face mask is useful in keeping the face moisturized and soft by clearing out the blemishes and drying out acne. This mask helps to revitalize your dry skin if used as a nightlong treatment. The ingredients of the mask are proven to be very effective allies in the race for glowing and beautiful skin.
Honey acts as a natural moisturizer, natural antibacterial, and anti-fungal treatment. It helps in locking the moisture inside your skin. Its antioxidant properties protect your skin against free radicals and sun damage. It helps in fighting infection without causing irritation to the skin.
Cinnamon, on the other hand, is great in increasing circulation by bringing oxygen and blood on the surface of your skin. It helps in reducing redness and inflammation since it possesses antiseptic properties. The mild astringent properties in it can help in the shrinking of pores and also smooth and evens the complexion.
Listed below are five major benefits of honey and cinnamon face mask:
1) Anti-acne treatment:
Both Honey and cinnamon have antimicrobial properties.They help in combating the bacteria responsible for acne bursts.
Cinnamon works perfectly for the treatment of acne, also honey is found effective in treating swollen red pimples.
Honey and cinnamon face mask is effective in getting relief of some itchiness and irritation which are experienced because of eczema.
Honey acts as a great moisturizer by absorbing water from the environment and locking it underneath the skin.
4) Fights fine lines:
Cinnamon works as an excellent anti-fine line agent. It promotes blood circulation on the area of application on the surface of the skin. It helps in pulping and nourishing the skin and hence the fine lines start fading away.
The honey and cinnamon mask can quickly and easily rejuvenate the skin without having to rub it.
How to prepare the mask:
Given below is the procedure for preparation of the mask:
Step 1: Get the ingredients:
Try to get pure honey and cinnamon powder from your local store or buy them online.
Step 2: Mix the ingredients:
Combine 2-3 tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of powdered cinnamon in a heatable container.
Step 3: Heat the mixture:
Heat the mixture or microwave for about 15 to 30 seconds and make sure the mixture is not too hot before applying it to your face.
Step 4: Apply the mixture:
Wash your hands and face before applying the mixture. Now apply the mixture gently to the affected area (if you have acne-prone skin) with clean fingers and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
Step 5: Rinse and dry your face:
You can now rinse your face using warm water and your fingers or a wet and clean towel and pat it dry using a clean towel.
If you want to double the benefits of this mask you can add one teaspoon of nutmeg to a mixture of 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of honey. Stir the mixture to get an even paste and spread it on your face. Rinse it off with lukewarm water after 30 minutes. This mixture works amazingly for swollen places, soothing burns, acne scars, and redness.