First off, I know this mask isn’t cute. I’ve been told it looks like vomit on my face, but it works wonders, so who cares!?!?
I am an avid face picker and I have been struggling to stop myself from spending hours in front of the mirror picking at every little pore to see what’s hiding down below (gross right?). ANYWAY as a result of my picking addiction, I always tend to have redness and discoloration (luckily no visible scars). I have been determined to limit my time in front of the mirror. I am a very frugal person and I hate spending money on gimmicks or beauty products that I can find for cheaper. In this case, I just used ingredients I already had at home in my pantry.
This face mask includes 4 very simple ingredients: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Raw Honey, and Lemon Juice. These ingredients have many properties that make them such incredible components to this face mask. In a nut shell, these ingredients create a high antioxidant, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic mixture. Isn’t that just quite the mouthful?? All you need to know is this is reallllyyy good for your skin.
The first time I used this face mask I put it all over my face and man did it STING and BURN! But after about 5 minutes of persevering through the burning sensation, the feeling became tolerable and almost unnoticeable. I continued to use this mask twice a week for three weeks for 20 minutes and with every application, my face became less sensitive to the face mask (and super soft and redness free!). * If the face mask is unbearable for you even after 10 minutes I would suggest taking out the lemon juice, as the high acidity levels could be the culprit to the prolonged irritation.*
- 1 TBS Cinnamon
- 1 TBS Nutmeg
- 1/2 TBS Raw Honey
- 1/4 TBS Lemon Juice
- Mix all the ingredients into a bowl until there is a paste that is more on the liquid side of the spectrum.
- Apply the face mask (Note: I started using q-tips but it took too long so I started putting it on my face with my hands).
- While I put it all over my face for testing purposes, I now only put it mainly in my t-zone and upper cheeks where I have the most discoloration
- Try to work your way up to 20 minutes, but initially start at 10 minutes if the burn is too much.
- Wash off the face with warm water – I usually use Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser and a wash cloth to get all the gritty pieces out of every nook. However, the cinnamon and nutmeg coarse texture does an incredible job exfoliating the skin.
- Moisturize – I use Eucerin Everyday Protective Facial Lotion
Let me know how this works for your skin!