[with the mask on]
My skin has been terrible over the last few weeks, I've tried everything but I just keep breaking out, I'm starting to wonder if it's something out of my control like the cold weather?
Anyway I decided to try a homemade face mask that I had been told was good for clearing up spots. It is a combination of honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice - I was a little dubious at first but after a quick Google sesh I discovered it was quite a commonly known recipe. I'm not sure how long you are supposed to leave it on but I have been leaving it for roughly 20 minutes before gently washing it off with warm water.
Apparently this works well because of the following things:
- Nutmeg works as an anti-inflammatory.
- Honey has antiseptic properties.
- Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as a natural antiseptic, antistringent, antifungal and anti-viral aid. It also works as an exfoliant.
- Lemon juice has disinfectant properties.
I should note I also read that although this mask is very effective it is not recommended on sensitive skin as the ingredients may be a bit too harsh.
I have only used the mask two days in a row so far but my skin already looks and feels a lot better. It very quickly made my skin feel a lot smoother, the ground nutmeg and cinnamon are really effective in stimulating the pores. Any redness has also been calmed down considerably.