Sunday, May 3, 2015

‘Burning’ Face Mask That Eliminates Scars and Blemishes from Your Skin



There is an old saying that goes, “if you can’t put it in your mouth, you shouldn’t put it on your face.” This simple face mask that you can make at home definitely follows that old rule.
Even if you’ve won your battle with bad skin, you can have scars and blemishes in skin tone left behind. This simple, effective, and natural face mask uses some very specific ingredients to address these scars and blemishes. The main ingredient in the mask is cinnamon, which is what gives the mask its name. When cinnamon comes into contact with the skin, it created a tingling sensation, that will fade after a few minutes. Aside from cinnamon’s strong anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, cinnamon is packed with antioxidants that help prevent further damage to the skin. The second ingredient is Nutmeg. Nutmeg is packed with B-vitamins, including riboflavin (B2), folic acid (B9), and niacin (B3). Nutmeg also has vitamin C, vitamin A, and many antioxidants such as beta-carotene and cryptoxanthin -all of which are fantastic for skin.
The wet ingredients in this mask are honey and lemon juice. Aside from lemon juice’s astringent qualities, it is packed with vitamin C that helps promote collagen production. Lemon juice also works to naturally balance your skin tone. Honey is another powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredient that works naturally to promote healthy skin. Now keep in mind, this facial mask is going to tingle when you put it on your skin, so don’t freak out.
‘Burning’ face mask- Recipe
Ingredients:
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice

Preparation:
Take all of the ingredients and mix them together in a small bowl. Use a small folded towel to appl the mask to your nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin. Don’t get the mixture too close to your eyes or mouth. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, or if you can’t stand the sensation that long – at least 10 minutes. Keep in mind, the burning sensation will go away after a few minutes, so it is worth waiting for. Rinse the mask off with warm water.

NOTE:
If you have very sensitive skin, you should either skip the lemon juice or add more honey so that the mixture becomes thicker.