(Last Updated On: May 1, 2021)

5 Homemade Cinnamon Face Packs For Healthy, Glowing skin

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(Last Updated On: May 9, 2021)Cinnamon is being used for ages for its medicinal and therapeutic properties, especially in Ayurvedic and Chinese proprietary medicines. Cinnamon has a warm fragrance and mildly sweet taste due to which it is extensively being used as an aromatic and culinary spice or herb throughout the world.

Cinnamon essential oil prepared from it is also used for its therapeutic values. The tender bark of the tree which has a slightly oily texture is predominantly used. It is enriched with essential components that are beneficial for the skin and health like iron, calcium, dietary fiber and
manganese.

Apart from its immense health benefits like cancer, indigestion, and flu-fighting properties, it has several skin benefits. It is antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial in nature.

Due to its skin-exfoliating properties, it helps in removing the dry and dead cells from the surface of the skin and improves the circulation of blood and the flow of oxygen to the skin. This makes the skin healthy and glowing.

Cinnamon has skin-lightening properties and helps in restoring skin complexion. Applying cinnamon on the skin helps in avoiding skin infections, skin damage, acne, and pimples caused due to excess oil, germs, and free radicals.

However, if you have sensitive skin, you should avoid using it on your face. We have listed some cinnamon based face packs and masks that are effective for various skin ailments:

1. Cinnamon And Honey Face Pack For Acne:

Using honey is a natural and holistic way of reducing acne from the skin. Honey contains anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties.

Honey helps in fighting the germ called Propionibacterium acnes that cause acne and pimples. Being a natural cleanser and detoxifier, it penetrates deep into the skin layers and removes the germs and extra oil present in the skin pores.

Ingredients:

  1. One tablespoon of honey (preferably organic).
  2. 1/4 tablespoon of cinnamon powder

Mix both the ingredients and apply them to the face with the help of a spatula or your fingertips.

Allow it to stay on the skin for about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash off thoroughly with water. The face pack is effective in imparting glow and radiance to the skin and makes it acne and pimple-free.

2. Cinnamon And Nutmeg Face Pack For Oily Skin:

Nutmeg contains natural astringent properties which are effective on acne-prone skin, especially when it is caused due to hormonal imbalance. It helps in maintaining the natural oil balance of the skin and also helps in exfoliation.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 to 3 nutmegs
  2. 2 to 3 cinnamon barks (approximately 1 inch long)
  • Crush the nutmegs in a pepper mill or grind them.
  • Also, grind the cinnamon barks to form power.
  • Mix the two and add a little water to form a thick, coarse paste.
  • Apply it to the skin and leave for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • If you want to exfoliate your skin,
  • you may gently scrub it with the help of your fingertips.
  • Rinse off with water and gently pat it dry with a towel.
  • It helps in reducing any infection and removes extra oil from the skin pores.

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3. Cinnamon And Papaya Face Pack For Glowing Skin:

Papaya is known for its health and beauty benefits. It is enriched with potassium which helps in hydrating the skin and reducing skin dryness.

Vitamin C as well as C present in papaya is a strong antioxidant that helps in safeguarding the skin against damages caused by free radicals and defying age. It also has skin lightening properties that help in improving the skin complexion and reducing spots and blemishes.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 tablespoon papaya pulp
  2. 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • Mix the two ingredients and apply them evenly to the face.
  • Leave it on the skin for about 20 minutes and then wash off with water.
  • Regular use of this face pack imparts radiance and glow and at the same time, reduces skin damage and acne.

4. Cinnamon And Egg White Face Mask For Skin Tightening:

Egg white is quite effective in face-lifting through skin tightening. With regular use, an egg white face mask helps in improving the skin texture and firming up the loose and sagging skin on your face. Cinnamon helps in collagen boosting.

Ingredients:

  1. Egg whites of 2 eggs
  2. 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • Beat the egg whites with the help of a hand blender add the cinnamon powder to it.
  • Now apply it to the face and allow it to stay until it becomes completely dry.
  • Wash off thoroughly with water and pat dry.

5. Cinnamon, Gram Flour, And Rice Powder Face Pack For Exfoliation:

Both gram flour and rice flour have excellent exfoliation properties. Scrubbing with these two ingredients helps in removing dead skin cells and keeps the skin more receptive to various skin care products and remedies. Moreover, they help in deep pore cleansing and help in skin lightening.

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 tablespoon gram flour
  2. 1/2 tablespoon rice powder
  3. 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • Mix all three ingredients and add a little water to form a thick, consistent paste.
  • Apply the mixture on the face and leave it for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Now gently it with your fingertips in a circular motion clock-wise as well as in the reverse motion.

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