Sunday, 3 February 2013

DIY Face Mask- Anti-blemish Honey and Cinnamon

Hi guys!
So today instead if doing your usual reviews of products that do all kinds of amazing things, i'm going to show you how to do an at home face masks that consist of anti-blemish properties, using just the ingredients you can find in your kitchen.

The three ingredients are......honey, cinnamon and flour!
So what is so special about honey?
Honey is great for adding moisture to the skin and can make a big difference for those with dry skin. Honey also contains contains natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help heal the skin and when mixed with cinnamon it makes a great anti-septic mask.

(I'm just using this Italian honey I found at home, but any honey can do! Especially Manuka honey, which is a tad more expensive)
The cinnamon is great anti-blemish ingredient as it contains natural ant-inflammatory properties. Also, cinnamon contains anti-microbial properties that stop the growth of bacteria on the skin, which is what causes spot.
(Good ol' Sainsbury's Cinnamon!)
The flour is mainly to just make the mask stick to your face!

(remember to use plain flour and not self-raising. That may cause problems.....)

What you will need:
1 1/2teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 1/2 teaspoons of flour
NOTE! this may stain clothing because of the cinnamon so be careful when applying.
Method:
Pour your flour and cinnamon in a bowl and stir until they are incorporated. Then add honey and mix with a spoon, a brush, chopsticks or just anything you want. Even your fingers! If you feel the formula is a bit too dry, add honey. If too wet add flour. Easy! So once you feel you have reached a creamy consistency that will stick to the face (a bit wetter than Nutella, let's say) cleanse and exfoliate the face and add a thin layer of your mask. Less is more. Wait 5-10 minutes before washing and then apply your usual moisturiser. You can tone before the moisturiser depending on what your skin is like. Technically you should only be using toner if you have oily skin but it is perfectly fine to use on dry, normal or combination skin as well.

I have found that this mask is really nice and smells AMAZING. I literally wanted to eat this but I saved it for my skin. I recommend you do not use too much cinnamon as it then turns the mask into a scrub.

Do you make your own face masks?
Chiara xx

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