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Ever considered raiding the kitchen cupboard for beauty products? No? I know… No one thinks about that but trust me you need to sometimes. I’m always fascinated to learn about new spices, leaves or general foods that can be used as part of a skin care regime. You’ll know this is true if you go through my blog as I’ve spoken about using green tea, lemon, honey and a lot more to make face masks.
If you do a little research into some of the most common ingredients we use everyday, you’ll realise how great they are not just for nourishing your body internally but also your skin. Today’s post focuses on two spices that are very common and easily accessible – Turmeric and Cinnamon. Now I’m no skin or herb expert and so I’ll only tell you what I know from personal experience.
Turmeric and Cinnamon both have antiseptic properties. Anyone who has struggled with acne or pimples will know that is an essential property any product needs to fight off acne. It is said that Turmeric is especially good for reducing the appearance of pimples and Cinnamon for drying out acne and de-clogging your pores. However, Turmeric is more gentle on your skin and can be used more often than Cinnamon. It is recommended that Cinnamon shouldn’t be used more than once a week as it can cause skin irritation.
So how do I practically uses these two spices? Easy! As with any other ingredient I usually use, I mix them with honey to form a paste and then apply it to my skin. I always use honey as my base ingredient because it’s very moisturising and also has antiseptic properties (You get my point – Antiseptic… VERY important lol).
I leave the mask on for 5 – 10 minutes and wash it off with some warm water and I’m good to go! Refreshed, Clean and with skin that’s ready to Glow!
Have you ever tried any of these spices on your skin? Have any other ones to recommend? Let me know in the comment section below!
Until Next Time!