Cinnamon for skin

Cinnamon for skin

For many years cinnamon or dalchini has been used to treat different health and skin condition and also it can be used as a spice. Many people all over the world love to use cinnamon because of the immense and beneficial properties that it possesses.

Cinnamon, a native of south-east Asian is one of the most widely used spices that you can use at home, both the stick and the essential oil possesses antioxidant properties slows down anti-aging and makes your skin look radiant and fresh.
This article would look at different ways that you can use cinnamon for skin:

Acne Treatment

One of the most widely use of cinnamon for skin is that it can be used to treat acne. Acne is the inflammation that occurs on the skin surface when the skin pores are clogged or filled with dirt, bacteria and dead skin cell. This skin condition is one of the most common skin condition affecting both young and old.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
2 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of lemon juice or lemon essential oil

How to prepare and use

Mix the entire ingredients together and stir until you form a thick paste and apply the paste to the affected area.
Leave it off for five to ten minutes before washing it off with water.
Apply water-based face moisturizer.
Cinnamon face mask should be done once a week because cinnamon irritates the skin.

How does it work?

Cinnamon works by opening the skin pores forcing the dirt, dead skin cell and bacteria out of the skin pores while honey is a natural antibacterial that kills off all the bacteria present in the sebaceous gland and also on the skin surface. The citric acid present in lemon juice helps in removing excess oil from the skin especially for people with oily skin.

Plump the skin

Cinnamon promotes blood circulation around the body by bringing the blood to the surface of the skin and exfoliates the dead skin cell. The antioxidant properties also help in fighting off of free radical.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
2 tablespoon of mashed papaya

How to prepare and use

Mix the two ingredients together until it forms a smooth paste and apply the paste to the affected area.
Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water.

You can also try adding cinnamon to your diet or you can use cinnamon essential oil, mix the oil with it refined olive oil before applying to the affected areas.

How does it work?

Cinnamon works by causing swelling and rushing off the blood to the skin surface this brings about the exfoliating of the dead skin cells blocking the skin pores while the enzyme papain and antioxidant present in papaya kill the bacteria causing different skin condition and reduce the swelling, redness, and inflammation.

Anti-aging

Cinnamon is good for anti-aging because of the antioxidant present, it removes dead skin cells, fights free radical and also exfoliates the skin leaving you with fresh, radiant and younger skin.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon of cinnamon
3 tablespoon of tomato puree or paste
1 tablespoon of turmeric powder

How to prepare and use

Mix all the three ingredients together until it forms a smooth paste and apply it on the affected part.
Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off with water.
Alternatively, you can get the immense benefits of cinnamon by adding it to your diet.

How does it work?

The antioxidant property of the three ingredients helps fight anti-aging by promoting skin regeneration, slowing down of the aging process of skin and also fighting free radical.

The presence of vitamin C in turmeric and tomato paste helps removes dark spot, synthesis of collagen and improves its elasticity.  

Removing of Acne scar and blackhead

Acne scar occurs as a result of damage done to the skin by inflammation, the effect is often seen after the acne have been treated, cinnamon is effective because it makes sure that there is a continuous supplying of blood to the affected part and removes the dirt material present in the skin pores.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon of lemon juice or lemon essential oil
3 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

How to prepare and use

Mix all the three ingredients together until it forms a smooth paste and gently massages the paste on the affected area.
Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off with water.

How does it work?

Aloe vera helps in removing dark spot because of the presence of its antioxidant properties, vitamin C, A, B12. This helps to remove the spot leaving you with a clean and spotless face.

Note: The use of cinnamon directly on skin has been reported to cause severe irritant to the skin, you should endeavor to use cinnamon powder with essential oil or petroleum jelly. Before using cinnamon face mask, test it on a small patch to see if you are sensitive to cinnamon.

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