Benefits of Cinnamon for Skin

1. Eases out fine lines

Cinnamon has the power to bring blood to the skin’s surface and thereby plumping skin. Mix three drops of cinnamon oil to two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the oil on fine lines on your face. The skin in those regions will slightly swell, thereby easing out the fine lines visibly.

2.Makes lips look fuller

Cinnamon oil, just like the effect it has on fine lines, helps to plump your lips as well. Get that gorgeous little pout as cinnamon oil serves as natural lip gloss for your lips.

3.Provides relief from itches

Cinnamon has been identified as a natural remedy for providing relief from eczema. Eczema can cause itchiness of skin that can be very frustrating. Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon and honey each and apply on eczema patches for relief from itchiness.

4.Prevents signs of aging

As skin ages, collagen levels decrease. This directly makes skin lose its elasticity and this is when skin begins to sag. Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde that increases collagen levels. Cinnamon when applied on skin increases collagen levels and the effect stays for at least six hours after application.

5.Works as an antiseptic

If you get a wound or cut yourself and have no antiseptic creams around, you can immediately sprinkle some cinnamon on the wound after cleaning the area thoroughly with water. Cinnamon has antibacterial properties and hence prevents infections.

6.Helps treat acne

Mixing a little cinnamon powder to lemon gives you an effective solution to treat acne and blackheads. Skin itchiness can be reduced with the application of cinnamon powder and honey mixed to form a paste.

7.Exfoliates dead skin cells

You can get smooth and soft skin only when you exfoliate regularly. Dead skin cells can make you appear old and dry. A very effective skin scrub of sea salt, almond oil, olive oil, ground cinnamon and honey can exfoliate dead skin cells and bring back shine and softness to your skin.

8.Aids in blood circulation

Massages aid in blood circulation and blood circulation enhances it better. However, cinnamon oil from cinnamon leaves is preferred to oil derived from cinnamon bark for the purpose of massage.

9.Cleans the scalp

Cinnamon can bring blood to the surface of skin and hence serve as a great scalp cleanser for promoting hair growth. Mix one teaspoon of ground cinnamon with one tablespoon honey and quarter cup of warmed olive oil. Apply and massage on the scalp. Leave for 15 minutes before washing hair off with your regular shampoo. You are likely to experience a tingly feeling on your scalp from the cinnamon.

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