Over the course of the last year, I found myself dealing with acne. Not only was it a pain, but it’s especially tough as a Makeup Artist. I’ve been able to get my skin under control by dialing in my cleansing routine, and the next step was tackling the spots left behind. Here’s what I used to help fade those spots & keep acne far away! I introduce you to the best smelling DIY acne mask ever made in my kitchen:
The Honey, Cinnamon, & Nutmeg Mask
- 1 tablespoon organic honey – healing & has antibacterial properties
- 1 tablespoon organic milk – add for moisturizing effects (optional but I love adding it)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon – antifungal/astringent properties, while increasing exfoliation potential
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg – reduces infection/swelling around clogged pores, resulting in smaller spots & smoother scars.
Mix it together until it’s a thin paste. Apply it all over your face in a circular motion, without rubbing, and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. You can also spot treat by applying directly to acne spots. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. It may cause a warming sensation – if it is too hot to handle, wash it off right away with cold water.
You can apply this mask during or after a breakout, or when your skin is clear. If you’re sensitive, be very careful not to rub the mask in, as the nutmeg can irritate your skin. Use this mask two or three times a week at most. This treatment should soothe acne almost immediately, and lighten scars slowly over time. This DIY mask has been called “a minor miracle,” by many bloggers saying its effects were visible within just a few weeks.
Nutmeg in particular is a strong astringent, and may be too harsh for sensitive skin. If you’re sensitive, test this treatment on a small section of skin, or leave on for less than 30 minutes. Follow with an oil-free moisturizer, aloe, or Vitamin E oil. While you’re using this mask, avoid exfoliating your face; over-exfoliating can cause dryness, sensitivity and damage. This mask may stain; wear clothing that can handle being dripped on, and be sure to have towels on hand.
I love how my skin looks & feels after this mask, so does Mr. Dollface 🙂 And I especially love how it smells- like Christmas! Let me know how you love it.
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*above photo provided by Beautylish