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DIY: Holiday Facial Mask

blog-imageWith the holidays around the corner, I start to think about all the holiday treats I will enjoy, like pecan pie and snicker doodles… my mouth is already watering! It’s common knowledge that yummy treats such as those benefit our taste buds, but, did you know that you can use the ingredients of your favorite sweets to create a luxurious skin mask that has numerous health benefits? You might even have all the ingredients in your home right now.

This DIY cinnamon, nutmeg, honey mask is perfect for a quick pick me up for your skin between any medical or cosmetic treatments. It’s very simple to make, just mix the three ingredients into a paste then apply to your face. It will exfoliate and brighten your complexion and we all want to look merry and bright this season, right?

Recipe

  1. 1 tsp cinnamon
  2. 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  3. 2 tbl raw honey

Instructions

Place ingredients for face mask in small mixing bowl. Stir ingredients to form a paste, then scoop paste and gently rub the mask in a circular motion onto your face. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, then rinse off. This mask should only be used once a week, but the effect will be amazing.

Each ingredient in this mask offers unique skin-health benefits that will help maintain your skin between treatments. Plus people have used these ingredients for hundreds of years, so you can guarantee that although they are common, they are safe and effective!

Nutmeg

Nutmeg on your skin helps in two main ways. First the ground nutmeg will exfoliate your skin by removing the top layer of dead skin to reveal a new layer of healthy, fresh skin. The exfoliation properties will also help lessen black heads and will reduce the signs of acne scars! Nutmeg is also an anti-inflammatory, reducing redness and inflammation. This is a great ingredient to help with your winter dry, inversion-abused skin.

Cinnamon 

Besides smelling wonderful, cinnamon is a powerful spice for your skin. Cinnamon is an antiseptic that kills the germs on your face, which in turn reduces pimples and acne. It also helps to bring blood to the surface of your face, leaving the face looking youthful and bright.

Honey

Not only can honey sweeten up your breakfast; it can improve your skin too. Honey is antibacterial, which kills bacteria on your face, reducing and preventing pimples. Who doesn’t want that? Honey is also full of anti-aging antioxidants that help to leave the skin looking youthful. Lastly, honey is moisturizing, leaving your skin feeling smooth and radiant.

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