Do you know that rule in face care that says that you should choose only those face masks and creams which have natural ingredients which can be eaten too? If the ingredients they can’t be eaten, you wouldn’t benefit by using them on your skin.
That seems to make sense, doesn’t it?
So here’s an amazing natural face mask which can help you in healing your post-acne blemishes and scars with ease. Interestingly, this face mask is also known as “burning” face mask and it’s sure to help you make big changes.
All the ingredients in this mixture have a particular function. You don’t have to be concerned about the burning sensation or itchiness, as it will vanish within 5 minutes. The mask is highly effective, as it helps in refreshing your skin and leaves it soft and smooth.
Once your acne or blackheads get healed, your skin will have some marks left as dark spots or even as scars. This mask is going to help you if you are facing this problem.
This ‘burning’ mask is going to be of big help to you if you are any of the following problems:
- Uneven skin tone
- Blemishes due to acne
- Wrinkled skin
- Skin without any glow
You should also use this mask on a regular basis.
It is without doubt a highly effective and natural face mask that is going to lighten up those blemishes, minimize scars, “iron out” the wrinkles, even the irregular skin tone, and give you a bright, healthier and soft complexion.
How to Prepare Your ‘Burning’ Face Mask?
You will need the following ingredients:
- Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
- Ground Nutmeg – 1/2 tsp
- Honey – 1 tsp
- Lemon juice (fresh squeezed) – 1tsp
Health Benefits of These Ingredients
For centuries cinnamon has been in use because of its potent anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Thanks to its antimicrobial benefits, it minimizes the chances of bacteria-caused diseases. Besides, it has potent antioxidants that help in preventing premature destruction or damage to healthy cells in the skin and body.
It has anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial in healing scars. It has also been used for centuries in the form of remedy for different skin diseases like eczema. They contain high levels of B-vitamins such as B9 (folic acid), B3 (niacin), and B2 (riboflavin). They also have vitamin A and C, and antioxidants like cryptoxanthin and beta-carotene.
Honey is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It has the power to both disinfect and heal your acne. It also helps in the absorption of impurities and cleansing your skin. Its antioxidants help in clearing up wrinkles, restoring the skin’s glow, hydrating your skin, and making it soft and radiant.
Lemon contains high amounts of vitamin C, which is effective in the development of collagen in your skin. Collagen is required for maintaining the skin’s youth and strength.
Lemon also helps in soothing your blemishes and scars and in brightening your skin. It will help in giving a radiant and elegant look to your skin. Lemon is also capable of cleaning your skin pores and can give you a healthy complexion.
Lemon can however leave your skin becoming photosensitive. This means that you shouldn’t give sunlight exposure to your skin for 10 hours after having applied this mask.
Steps for Preparing: Mix all these ingredients and create a smooth paste.
Then apply this ‘burning’ face mask in an even manner. Make sure not to touch the areas near the mouth and eyes.
Leave the mask for half an hour (at least for 10 minutes if you are unable to bear that mild prickling sensation). That sensation is going to vanish in under 5 minutes.
Rinse off mask using warm water and then apply your normal facial cream.
Note: – If you have sensitive skin, it’s recommended to avoid lemon juice. Else, you could add extra honey to create a thicker mixture.
Avoid using this ‘burning’ face mask as a face scrub.
It is also not for you if you have rosacea, couperose or any of the various vascular skin disorders. Honey is going to dilate your blood vessels in such cases. If you have any of these problems, you can use clay in place of honey. You can mix it in the same ration like other ingredients and add water to get the desired texture.
When you use this mask, remember that it works at a gradual pace. You must apply it two times per week and it will significantly improve your skin.
Source: Sport Online Group