Right around that time of the month, our skin breaks out, in angry pus-filled pimples. Sometimes, it's out for the world to see. Other times, it is hidden snugly under the skin. However, what is common with all of them are the nasty scars they leave behind! That is why, we curated this cinnamon face mask for scars!
How does this herbal cinnamon mask for scars work? It cleanses the pores of impurities, sloughs off dead skin cells, repairs damaged skin cells, promotes regeneration of new skin tissues, which eventually work to fade the scars.
Ingredients included in this herbal cinnamon mask for scars include cinnamon powder, nutmeg, honey and lemon juice.
Cinnamon contains powerful antioxidants, which prevent the premature damaging of healthy skin cells. It has antimicrobial activity that kills the infection-causing bacteria, preventing pimples and the scars that they will leave behind ultimately!
Nutmeg is packed with vitamin B complex and folic acid that bolster the skin's collagen level, keeping it taut and preventing the scars.
Honey contains amino acid, which helps the skin retain its moisture. Plus, it is packed to the brim with vitamin C that gives the skin a radiant glow.
Citric acid in lemon juice removes scars, shrinks open pores and brightens complexion. Now, that you know precisely how this cinnamon mask for scars works, let's get down to its recipe.
Here is how to make this face mask for scars using cinnamon.
Take a tiny piece of cinnamon stick, grind it into fine powder. You need only half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder for this mask. Keep the powder aside in a tiny bowl.
Add half a teaspoon of nutmeg powder to the bowl. Before using any of these ingredients, you need to make sure that your skin will not react adversely to it, so patch test it beforehand. This is especially the case for people with a sensitive skin.
Add a teaspoon of organic honey to the bowl and using a fork, whisk it until you get a slightly gritty paste. Honey is packed with antioxidants that will soak up the impurities from the skin and help detoxify it!
Add 3 to 5 drops of lemon juice to the mixture and whisk it well. By now you should have slightly pasty consistency. If the face mask for scars is still too dry, add a bit of water. You can also add milk to the herbal cinnamon face mask for scars.
Cleanse your skin with plain water to remove the day's impurities and dust. In case if you have any makeup on skin, use a mild cleanser to remove every last bit of it. Rinse well with cold water and pat dry. Make sure your skin remains slightly damp for an even application of the cinnamon and honey mask for scars!
Using a brush or clean fingers, apply a thin coat of the mask to your face and neck evenly. Leave the area around your lips and eyes, as it tends to be very delicate and can dry out easily.
Let the mask sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Slight burning sensation is normal. However, if the irritation is too much, rinse off the face mask for scars immediately and rub your skin with some ice.
Once the mask is dry, spritz some water onto your face. When the mask loosens, scrub your face gently in a circular motion. Do this for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Follow it up by rinsing your face with cold water to close pores.
Pat dry your skin. Take a cotton ball, squeeze some rose water onto it. Rub the cotton ball all over your face and neck. Let the rose water get absorbed into your skin fully. Rose water will further tone, nourish and soothe your skin.
Once your skin is partly dry, take a drop of your oil-free moisturiser and massage it into your freshly cleansed skin. Massage it in upward strokes, moving it outward for that added stimulation and glow.
When applied consistently, this herbal cinnamon face mask for scars works to remove dirt from your skin. It also helps remove the age-old scars and gives the skin a radiant glow. Use it for not more than two times in a week. To bring about a visible difference to your skin, this face mask for scars can take anywhere between 1 and 2 months!