Tons of baked goodies magically taste better with cinnamon. But did you know that this popular aromatic spice readily available at your favorite supermarket can also make you look so wonderful? Continue reading to know the many different beauty uses of cinnamon.
It Removes Dead Skin Cells
Not happy with your lifeless complexion? All it needs is a quick exfoliation! There’s no need to get your hands on an expensive exfoliating product just to enjoy skin that glows. You simply have to combine a teaspoon each of cinnamon and brown sugar with a couple to tablespoons of honey. Gently massage on your face with your fingertips using circular motions. Rinse very well afterwards. Limit your exfoliation to once or twice a week only.
Cinnamon Makes Your Lips Fuller
Forget those painful and expensive injections for plumper lips. For as long as cinnamon is present somewhere in your kitchen, you can sport some of the loveliest kissers on the planet. Simply smear a thin layer of olive oil on your lips and pat some cinnamon on them. Wait for a few minutes and rinse off with water. Apply your favorite lipstick or lip gloss, and step foot outside and show off your fuller lips.
It Doubles as a Cheap Bronzer
Panic not if you suddenly ran out of your favorite bronzer. All you have to do is mix cinnamon and cornstarch. It’s a great idea to add a little cinnamon to cornstarch at a time until you achieve the shade you are happy with. Grab a blush brush and apply on your cheeks to be spotted with a stunning sun-kissed glow on your cheeks.
It Speeds Up the Healing of Pimples
Don’t let some blemishes ruin your life! You can make them go away quickly with the help of cinnamon. This aromatic spice has antibacterial properties so it can keep infection at bay. It also helps stimulate blood flow, thus speeding up the healing of those bothersome zits. Combine 1 part cinnamon with 3 parts honey, and daub the resulting paste on those trouble spots. Wash off after 20 minutes. Repeat a couple of times daily.
Cinnamon Makes Fine Lines Less Noticeable
There are plenty of anti-aging solutions on the market and so many of them don’t come cheap. If you’re on the hunt for an inexpensive yet effective solution for those fine lines, grab a bottle of cinnamon essential oil. It has moisturizing and skin-plumping properties that help make fine lines become less visible. It’s a good idea to add a few drops of cinnamon essential oil to petroleum jelly or olive oil to avoid skin irritation.
Cinnamon Helps Promote Hair Growth
Thinning hair robbing you of your self-confidence? Count on cinnamon because it can help stimulate hair growth, allowing you to enjoy a more voluminous mane. The spice will help promote blood flow to the scalp, thus nourishing those hair follicles of yours. Get started having thicker tresses by combining a teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of olive oil and a medium-sized egg. Massage the resulting hair-thickening paste on the scalp and roots of your hair, then rinse off and shampoo after about half an hour.
You really don’t have to buy a lot of expensive beauty products just to become a stunner. Nature offers so many effective solutions that can make you look fabulous, and one of them is cinnamon.