If you’re new to trying out natural skincare and don’t know where to start, this is a great place! This is a really easy, simple, natural remedy to try that’s inexpensive and great for your skin.
When I first ventured out into trying some more natural and holistic things in the beauty department, I came across many books and articles all about using honey. Honey is incredibly beneficial to consume but it’s also fantastic for so many other things! You can use honey to wash your face, heal a burn, to reduce spots, fight colds, and as a face mask in this case.
All you need for it are two ingredients: honey and cinnamon. Cinnamon is equally beneficial for you. Consuming it can help to control sugar cravings and helps with your circulation which is why it’s so great in this mask. The honey and cinnamon combined created a slight tingling across your face bringing warmth as your blood gets flowing! When you wash this mask off, your skin might be slightly red but that goes away after a few minutes. It’s just a sign that your skin has been warmed up by the spice.
If you have sensitive skin, you may want to hold off on the cinnamon, but you can still use the honey as it can be very helpful and soothing to irritated skin.
For the mask:
1-2 teaspoons raw honey (local and organic is best- try and avoid those squeezy bottles from the grocery stores, they tend to be heavily processed)
Pinch of cinnamon
Mix the honey and cinnamon together in a small dish. Apply to your face with your fingers avoiding your eyes. Allow to sit for a minimum of 10 minutes before gently exfoliating the skin in circles and rinsing off with water. Pat dry and use your favourite oil or moisturizer.
Remember to start slowly with adding the cinnamon, you can always add more the next time and you’ll still get the benefits from this mask. When I first started using this, I only used a pinch of cinnamon because that was plenty for me! Now I use about ¼ teaspoon each time.
I love to make this mask a couple times a week and then just let it sit on my face while I take a warm bath. You can just relax and let it do its thing. Added bonus: it smells amazing!