I regret taking such good care of my skin, said no woman ever!
If skincare is your top priority, then this article is just for you. Did you know, one of the most therapeutic DIY projects in the world is creating your own beauty products using ingredients from your… kitchen! The right combination of every day, easily-available ingredients can actually give you a great recipe for softer, healthier skin.
So, don’t give up on homemade skincare just yet, because turns out the good old-fashioned DIY skincare recipes are the REAL deal. One such delicious mix is honey and cinnamon. A DIY face mask with these two ingredients can benefit your skin in more ways than one. Here’s how to prepare the mask at home:
How to make a DIY honey cinnamon face mask:
Step 01: Mix together one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and two tablespoons of honey in a small bowl
Step 02: Add a few drops of coconut oil to the mixture
Step 03: Use your fingers to apply the mixture all over your face evenly
Step 04: Let the mask sit on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
Step 05: Cinnamon can be slightly irritating for some skin types. Therefore, apply a moisturiser with soothing ingredients such as the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser to soothe and calm the skin.
Benefits of honey cinnamon face mask:
- Moisturises skin: Honey is a natural exfoliator which helps banish dull, dry skin and reveals new skin cells underneath. Its anti-bacterial properties deep-cleanses the skin and improve its moisture levels. It is an ideal face mask for all those with dry and flaky skin.
- Fights signs of ageing: Cinnamon is an excellent anti-ageing agent. It contains compounds which boost blood circulation, nourish and plump the skin. Improved blood circulation helps fade away fine lines and wrinkles.
- Exfoliating properties: Exfoliating twice or thrice a week helps slough away dead skin cells and reveal a healthy glow. Honey contains glycolic acid and several other types of organic acids that kill bacteria and eat away at dead cells, leaving your skin rejuvenated.
- Treats acne: Both honey and cinnamon have anti-bacterial properties that kill acne-causing bacteria. Honey effectively treats swollen, red pimples, whereas, cinnamon is great for curing acne scars.