Cinnamon wonder: get glowing skin and gorgeous hair

cinnamon home remediesIf you love cinnamon rolls and can’t help but sprinkle a dash of cinnamon onto your coffee, here is great news: cinnamon has some amazing health benefits and helps us get glowing skin, it even prevents hair loss.

What you probably didn’t know about this deliciously fragrant spice is that cinnamon has been used in medicine and cosmetology since ancient times. It is rich in antioxidants that are known to slow down aging processes in our body, it also contains numerous minerals and vitamins that make our skin and hair naturally beautiful:

  • Cinnamon is beneficial for oily or combination skin types. It helps to tighten skin pores and makes your face clear and smooth.
  • Cinnamon is good for our hair as well, it improves blood circulation in the scalp, strengthens hair bulbs and promotes hair growth.

And now let’s go to the kitchen and try out some of these amazing beauty treats.

For gorgeous hair

Honey and cinnamon mask for hair growth honey and cinnamon mask

Honey doesn’t only taste good, your hair will also love it. Use this hair mask every week to get strong and shiny hair.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  1. Combine ground cinnamon with egg in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add honey and stir well.
  3. Blend in extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Apply to hair and leave in for 15 minutes.
  5. Afterwards wash your hair thoroughly with a mild shampoo.

Honey and cinnamon conditioner for silky smooth hair

honey and cinnamon conditioner 

Just adding a bit of these two delicious ingredients into your conditioner can make a huge difference for your hair. Try it today:)

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp honey
  • A portion of hair conditioner

Instructions:

  1. Add ground cinnamon and honey to your favorite hair conditioner.
  2. Stir well using a wooden spoon.
  3. Shampoo and towel-dry your hair, then apply the conditioner starting from the roots and working downward.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap for 1 hour.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Sweet facial treats

Honey and cinnamon facial mask for oily skin

honey and cinnamonThis simple honey and cinnamon duo will work well for oily and combination skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp honey

Instructions:

  1. Mix honey and cinnamon together.
  2. Apply to clean face evenly and leave for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse off first with warm and then with cold water.

This mask can be used no more than once a week.

Don’t use this mask on sensitive, inflamed or eczema-prone skin, or if you have fragile capillaries on your face.

Banana and cinnamon face mask for glowing skin

Bananas are rich in vitamin C and potassium, they are a perfect breakfast and a great beauty treat for your skin. This face mask hydrates your face and makes your skin super smooth. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 small banana
  • 2 Tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Mash banana in a mixing bowl, add yogurt and cinnamon.
  2. Squeeze in lemon juice and stir well into a smooth paste.
  3. Apply to clean face evenly and leave for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with lukewarm water, then apply your favorite moisturizer.

I hope you enjoyed these simple home remedies that are very easy to prepare using ingredients that you already have in your kitchen.

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9 Responses to “Cinnamon wonder: get glowing skin and gorgeous hair”

  1. sili'ka September 24, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    This has worked for me thanks home remedies

  2. sohaila saleem January 31, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    these are lovely tips for my hair and skin thanks alot

  3. Dawn December 28, 2014 at 4:34 am #

    I did the face mask and had to rinse it off about a minute later. It burned terribly!! Is that normal?

    • Katherina December 30, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

      Hi Dawn,
      Usually it is not supposed to burn, but it can happen that if your skin is extremely sensitive or reactive, either lemon juice or honey might give you a burning sensation. What you can do is use a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil in place of lemon juice and see how your skin reacts. Olive oil is a great moisturizer and a beauty elixir for the skin.

      Another thing might be that you are allergic to honey, and it gives you a burning sensation or even a rash. Personally I cannot use honey on my face as it gives me a rash and irritates my skin. What I recommend is to do a test: apply some honey on your elbow or wrist first, wait 5 minutes to see if your skin can tolerate it, then rinse. If you don’t get any irritation, try using it on your face. Hope these tips help!

      If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to contact me.

  4. Naa August 19, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    So please what do I use in place of the honey ? Because am having the same burning sensation

    • Katherina September 16, 2015 at 5:55 am #

      Hi Naa, you can use a few things in place of honey: plain yogurt is very beneficial for oily skin, while for dry or normal skin I would use a banana squashed into a paste + cinnamon and a few drops of almond oil.

  5. Emily March 1, 2016 at 6:59 am #

    So can I use this cinnamon hair thing when my hair is dry? If not, what happens if I do?

    • Katherina March 5, 2016 at 5:57 am #

      Hi Emily, the cinnamon mask has olive oil in it, so it won’t dry your hair. It will actually moisturize it and make it softer. If you have very dry hair, make sure you use conditioner after you rinse the mask off.

  6. udayasree May 10, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    these are nice tips for my hair

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