You can make it shine beautifully with cinnamon.. Do you know how?


First Published Feb 21, 2023, 4:23 PM IST

Cinnamon is one of the most common spices found in Indian kitchens. It is used to enhance the taste of many Indian dishes. This spice is used for many medicinal purposes due to its health benefits, but did you know that it also has a wide range of cosmetic benefits? Cinnamon oil and powder have many skin benefits. It is found in the inner bark of the tree. Cures many skin problems and infections. Let’s see the other benefits of this…

Beauty benefits of cinnamon

1. Reduces acne
Due to the antiseptic properties of cinnamon, it reduces acne. Many medical ointments contain this ingredient for quick healing of acne and blemishes. Make a thick paste using one tablespoon of cinnamon powder and 3 tablespoons of honey and apply it on the pimples. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, before washing it off with warm water. It is advisable to limit the use of this paste to once a week only.

2. Helps reduce eczema
Eczema is a dry skin problem that makes the skin red. It can also be burning and itching. Such people apply cinnamon powder mixed with honey on the affected area which gives great relief.

3. Improves skin texture.
Cinnamon is one of the most effective natural exfoliators. Also responsible for improving skin texture. It improves the complexion while creating a protective layer due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Make a face mask using cinnamon powder, mashed bananas, yogurt and lemon juice. Apply this mask all over your body and leave it on for a while. Rinse with warm water for soft, glowing skin.

4. Natural lip plumper
The spice property of cinnamon is used to naturally plump and plump lips. Applying a mixture of cinnamon oil with olive oil will give you soft, plump lips. Many lip balms contain cinnamon as their main ingredient for this purpose.

5. Softens hard heels
Heels become dull and hard after harsh weather conditions. Cinnamon works wonders in removing dead skin cells from dry heels as it is a great skin exfoliator. Prepare a scrub using sea salt, cinnamon powder, olive oil, honey. Apply the scrub to your heels and massage. Let it settle for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off. Follow it up with a moisturizer and you’re good to go.

6. Reduces scalp itching, cleanses it
Dirt, dust and dandruff settle on the head. It can lead to itchy scalp. Even if you try, it is not easily removed from the scalp, which can lead to infection and other problems. The cleansing and exfoliating properties of cinnamon help reduce scalp itching. Make a thick paste using cinnamon powder, olive oil and honey. Massage this mask into your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

7. Gives hydrated skin
If you have a dry skin type and your skin feels dry, add cinnamon oil to your skin care regimen. It improves blood circulation, thus keeping the skin moisturized. Add a few drops of cinnamon oil to petroleum jelly or olive oil and apply the mixture as a face mask. You can also use the mixture as a lip mask to treat chapped lips.

Although cinnamon has many beauty benefits, it is a spice. Many people are also prone to skin allergies due to this. So… it’s a good idea to consult your dermatologist before adding a new ingredient to your beauty routine.

Last Updated Feb 21, 2023, 4:23 PM IST


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