Traditionally, cinnamon is used for cooking and medicine, but apparently it also works as a beauty ingredient. The spice is rich in health benefits and within its barks are healing essentials oils, which is widely used for DIY beauty remedies. Although cinnamon has many health benefits (shown below) it should be used generously.
DIY Cinnamon Skincare:
Acne and blackhead fighting recipes, not recommended for sensitive skin.
INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon honey
Mix all the ingredients together. Apply to your face and gently exfoliate for soft, smooth skin.
INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
Form paste and apply it to your face. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Before rinsing exfoliate in circular motion and rinse it off.
DIY Cinnamon Makeup:
INGREDIENTS: Few pinches of cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon baby powder (or cornstarch)
Mix the ingredient together and adjust the amount of cinnamon powder until you've reached your desired shade.
Additional recipe: Cinnamon Natural Lip Plumper
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