Blackheads and Blemishes

They don’t seem to go away with high school like they should and they always appear at the worst times. Blackheads and blemishes are the bane of any beauty buff and they’re your complexion’s worst enemy. But you are better armed for this battle than you think you are because your cupboards and fridge are stocked full of foods you can use to fight them off when they threaten to spoil your hard won battle for beautiful skin.

Honey and Cinnamon Mask or Spot Treatment

This is an age old remedy that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years to cure a wide variety of ailments. Honey and cinnamon both contain anti-microbial properties, preventing the growth of bacteria and fungi. Honey is an anti-inflammatory that will reduce redness, and cinnamon will improve blood circulation for faster healing. Regular use of this treatment as a mask (2-3 times a week) will help to reduce chronic acne and improve overall skin tone. This can also be used as an overnight spot treatment when pimples threaten to rear their ugly heads.

What you need:  1 tablespoon honey (raw organic honey retains more of its natural properties than processed honey), 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, one small bowl

How to use it:  Wash and dry your face with your regular cleanser, then smear the mixture over your entire face or apply it only to problem areas. Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse and moisturize as usual. (Can be left on overnight if you can stand the stickiness.)

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