Here's a skin care DIY that even the busiest person can handle. You likely have all the ingredients currently sitting in your kitchen, and it takes thirty seconds to assemble, max. The result of your efforts will be this all-natural, skin clarifying face mask, which can also be used daily as a face wash, and smells good enough to eat.
Comprised of honey, baking soda, and cinnamon, this mask revives, moisturizes, and cleanses skin, and is especially good for treating acne. As a humectant, honey attracts and locks in moisture, and as a natural antioxidant, it kills acne causing bacteria and help rejuvenate skin. Cinnamon helps eliminate acne and blemishes by bringing blood and oxygen to the surface of the skin, and along with the cleansing baking soda, works to exfoliate dead skin cells.
To make the mask, use about a tablespoon of raw honey (we like Catskill Provisions), mixed with a teaspoon each of baking soda and cinnamon; add a little bit of water to thin the mix if necessary. Apply to dry skin and rub gently to exfoliate. Let sit for a minute for daily face washing, and about ten minutes if using as a mask. Rinse off with cool water and gently pat skin dry.
Leftover mix can be kept indefinitely in an air tight container in a cool, dry space. Enjoy your smooth radiant skin courtesy of you, and some natural ingredients you already had.
The honey cinnamon face mask is definitely good for killing the bacteria that causes acne, so it will help in that regard. But if you’re dealing with blackheads, you really want a mask that is going to extract dead skin and oil from your pores and control oil in addition to killing bacteria. You may want to try Alder New York’s Clarifying Face Mask for this purpose- it’s made with activated charcoal, which is one of the best acne and black head fighters out there, in addition to a bunch of other great blackhead fighting ingredients. You can check it out here: https://aldernewyork.com/products/clarifying-face-mask
This didn’t burn my skin like other people said, but I do have tougher skin due to past skin issues I don’t know how this will help my acne, since it’s my first use. But my acne is mostly black heads so I’m hoping it works.
Hi Kara, we’d recommend skipping the cinnamon if this burned your skin- sometimes it can be too harsh for certain skin types.
this burnt my face