Introduction: DIY - Warm Cinnamon Mask
Okay, this mask is absolutely great! It smells fantastic, it only uses three simple household ingredients and it works immediately. How does this mask work? Well, the honey works as an antibacterial and reduces redness, the cinnamon shrinks the size of pores, and the nutmeg minimizes swelling and inflammation. To be completely honest, I was a little skeptical while putting on this mask! But when I rinsed it off and saw how much better my skin looked, I knew this recipe had to be posted to Instructables! =D
Follow these steps to have almost flawlessly smooth skin!
**** Please don't use this mask if you are allergic to honey, cinnamon, or nutmeg!****
Step 1: Gather Ingredients!
For this mask you will need:
2 Tablespoons of Honey
1 1/2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
Other items you will need:
1 Small Towel, headband (you will need this if your hair is long), face wash or soap (depending on your skin type), 1 bowl (to store everything in), an empty spot in the fridge, and a spoon.
Step 2: 2 Tablespoons of Honey
Time to get cooking!!! Measure out 2 tablespoons of honey and put it into your bowl.
* Quick Fix- if the honey is a little too thick and won't come out of the bottle, pop the entire bottle into the microwave for 20 seconds. But be careful to watch it in the microwave, as honey melts fast!
Step 3: 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
Mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon to your mixture. Make sure to add no more than 1 1/2 teaspoons because cinnamon is a very strong spice and anymore than this can be to harsh to your skin.
Step 4: 1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
Carefully stir in your nutmeg. Again, don't add too much nutmeg because the scent can be a little overwhelming when sitting on your face.
Step 5: Checking Your Mixture
Now your mixture should look like the picture I've attached. If it's too thick, add more honey. If it's too thin, add more cinnamon. But do not add more nutmeg!
Step 6: Wash Your Face
Remove all makeup and creams from your skin before applying the mask!!! You never know how some chemicals may react to this mask so, just to be safe, wash your face really well!
Step 7: Apply the Mask
Apply a thick layer of this all over you face, leaving out your eye area and around your mouth. Be sure to get the mask along sides of your jaw.
****If you have long hair or bangs, be sure to pin it back!!! This mask is super sticky and is extremely hard to wash out of hair!****
Step 8: Relax for 30 Minutes
Now let the mask sit for 30 minutes.
While waiting you can clean up your mess, finish up homework, or just listen to music. =>
Step 9: Rinse
Rinse off your mask in a circular motion, this will exfoliate the skin.
Step 10: Pat Dry
Dry your face with the towel from before. Look at your skin! Happy with the results? =>
Another great thing about this mask is that it leaves a little bit of a cinnamon scent on your skin for a while!
Step 11: Store Mask
Now, you can store your mask in the fridge. Just make sure you put a covering over the container or bowl you store it in. You can keep this mask for up to 5 days!
If this mask dried your skin out, dab a little bit of moisturizing cream on your dry spots. You finished!