Eco Beauty: Cinnamon, Honey & Nutmeg Face Mask
This cinnamon, nutmeg, and honey face mask is my absolute favorite homemade beauty product because it’s easy to make and the ingredients aren’t rare or difficult to find. It is probably the ugliest thing I’ve ever put on my face, but between the delicious smell and the millions of good things it does for my skin, I can handle it.
This mask is great for stressed out skin and helps calm redness and swelling while fading acne scars. Honey and nutmeg are full of antioxidants and act as natural anti-inflammatories. The fine texture of cinnamon gently exfoliates your skin, improving circulation and bringing nutrients to the surface as you rub it on and wash it off. Basically it works miracles on acne, scarring, and an uneven skin tone. It also rinses very clean, leaving virtually no residue or tight feeling when you’re done.
I use an all-natural wildflower honey that I bought at the local farmer’s market. It’s darker in color and according to the cute old man that sold it to me, the darker the honey, the more antioxidants it has and the healthier it is for you. He also said that back in the day, honey was used as an antibacterial to clean wounds and kill microbes, so it really is a miracle worker for your skin.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix it together until it’s a smooth, thick paste. Apply it all over your face in a circular motion and leave it on for 20-25 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. You can massage it onto your face for a full minute before letting it sit if you want to really exfoliate and focus on evening your skin tone.
You’ll obviously want to test a small portion of this out on your skin before rubbing it all over your face, but I’d say as long as you don’t have sensitive skin and don’t rub too hard, you’ll be fine (but don’t take my word for it, I’m not responsible if this mask murders you in your sleep). It may cause a warming sensation – if it is too hot to handle, wash it off right away with cold water and use less cinnamon if you decide to try it again.
I’d show you a full photo of me in this mask but I’m too embarrassed so I’ll just say it can also be used as makeup if you’re auditioning for Jersey Shore: The Musical or as an Oompa Loompa.
August 1, 2012
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