Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people in spite of age, gender or race. It ranges from mild to severe and causes unsightly and painful breakouts on the face, chest, back and sometimes even the arms. If left untreated, acne not only leads to scarring but can also lead to diminished self-esteem. Unfortunately, most people afflicted with acnes over rely on prescription drugs and topical medications with adverse side effects on the skin.
What such people fail to realise is that acne can be eradicated using natural ingredients that do not harm the skin or cause excessive scarring. Here is one home remedy for acne that is guaranteed to clear out your acne. Inflamed and red pimples contain Proionibacterium acnes bacteris which feeds on sebum, Sebum is waxy fat-like substance that build up under the skin causing clogged pores.
Honey, Turmeric and Cinnamon mask
The main reason for using honey and cinnamon to treat acne is because it can help to kill the bacteria that contribute to inflamed pores. All these three ingredients are extremely beneficial to the skin and posses unique qualities that make them capable of clearing acne.
Organic/unprocessed honey has anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it perfect for clearing acne. As a natural antiseptic honey is known to release low levels of hydrogen peroxide which prevents the infection from getting worse.
Additionally, honey also creates an acidic environment on the skin making it impossible for acne causing bacteria to multiply. The anti-inflammatory properties of honey come in handy in preventing the redness and swelling caused by acne. Finally, honey is also a natural humectant. This means it helps preserve moisture in your skin unlike commercial acne remedies which strip the skin of its natural oils.
This spice does not only add flavour to various dishes but is also known to be great for skin care. Several reliable studies have ascertained that cinnamon is a natural antiseptic and also has antibacterial properties. Other studies have also suggested that cinnamon may have anti-aging properties. Cinnamon is also a natural astringent capable of shrinking pores. This will make your skin appear more even and smooth.
This spice is an indispensable addition to this face mask because it contains curmin which helps prevent pigmentation in skin. When used consistently, it has a natural lightening effect on dark spots left behind by acne scars. Just like honey, it also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling and redness caused by acne.
How to Prepare the Cinnamon, Turmeric and Honey mask
Mix two tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of turmeric and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to form a thick and consistent paste.
- Cleanse your face and then apply the mask
- Leave this mask on for about ten to fifteen minutes
- Clean your face and remove the mask with hot water
- Pat your face gently until completely dry.
- Apply a moisturiser
Use this mask once a day preferable at the end of day before you go to sleep.
Together, these three ingredients create a feel-good mask that removes bacteria, clams and relaxes acne-prone skin and also helps clear out the scars left behind by acne. This a great mask for all skin types.
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