Beauty

“Face on Fire” Mask

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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.*

Recipe:

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  • 1 TBS Cinnamon
  • 1 TBS Nutmeg
  • 1/2 TBS Raw Honey
  • 1/4 TBS Lemon Juice
  1. Mix all the ingredients into a bowl until there is a paste that is more on the liquid side of the spectrum.
  2. 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
  3. Try to work your way up to 20 minutes, but initially start at 10 minutes if the burn is too much.
  4. 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.
  5. Moisturize – I use Eucerin Everyday Protective Facial Lotion

Let me know how this works for your skin!

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