You might think that the battle with bad skin has been won, but sometimes scars and blemishes on our skin say the war isn’t fully won, yet. There is a wise old saying that states if you can’t put it in your mouth you shouldn’t put it on your face. The homemade face mask below uses this approach. This natural mask is simple and effective for getting rid of scars and blemishes with ingredients that are great for the skin.
The name is derived from cinnamon, the main ingredient. The skin will tingle when it comes into contact with cinnamon, but the tingling will go away after a few minutes. Cinnamon has strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is also loaded with antioxidants which fight off future skin damage.
The “Burning mask” second ingredient is nutmeg, which is full of vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants like cryptoxanthin and beta-carotene. All of these compounds are great for the skin. Nutmeg is also packed with B-vitamins like B2 riboflavin, B9 folic acid and B3 niacin.
The two remaining ingredients are liquids – honey and lemon juice. Honey is a natural ingredient for healthy skin. It also has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial characteristics. Although lemon juice has astringent properties, it is also full of vitamin C which helps with the production of collagen. Using lemon juice can naturally balance the tone of your skin. Remember that the facial mask will cause a bit of tingling when first applied so don’t let that worry you. The tingling will stop after a few minutes and it is worth the wait.
HOW TO MAKE THE “BURNING” FACE MASK
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp cinnamon
How To Prepare
- Combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Use a small folded towel to spread the mask on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin.
When applying the mixture don’t go too close to the eyes or mouth.
- Let the mask stay on face for up to 30 minutes of if the tingling is bothering you, at least for 10 minutes.
- Wash off the mask using warm water.
For those who have very sensitive skin, you can either not add any lemon juice or add more honey to make the mixture thicker.