honey

I have been using this easy home-made mask for about a year (not daily of course :)) and I have amazing experience with that. You need just 2 ingredients and it smells and tastes (oops) great.

Cinnamon is sweet aromatic spice, one of the oldest spices known to man. It offers anti-clotting and anti-microbial effects. It is beneficial to skin in ground or essential oil form. It brings blood and nutrients to the skin surface, helps to dry skin (thus it’s best suitable for greasy skin). Cinnamon causes minor plumping and swelling, you should avoid eye area (could cause burning).

Honey is naturally antibacterial so it works well for acne. Full of antioxidants (slows down aging), extremely moisturizing and soothing and claryfies the pores – opens them up and unclog them. Isn’t it amazing?

You just combine these two ingredients – honey and cinnamon. About 1 big Tbsp of honey and about 1/2 to 1 flat tsp of cinnamon in a small mug, put the mug into warm water so it melts better and then you can start applying. Your skin should be clean (no makeup on!) and slightly wet. Massage honey mask into your skin, avoid eye and mouth area, exfoliate and leave it on your face for 5-8 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and use oil or essential oil, such as lavender. Use it once or twice a week, you can add 1-2 drops of tea-tree essential oil into the mask.

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