Friday, 20 December 2013

D.I.Y: Natural Cinnamon, Honey, and Sugar Face Mask & Scrub

Finally some time off work for the holidays! The last 4 months have been so incredibly busy, I could not even begin to explain the stress and work load, but thankfully that is all over and right now what's important is relaxing, enjoying time off, and spending time with friends and family.

Part of my plan for the next couple days I have off is to pamper myself. My hair is in desperate need for a mask, my skin needs some exfoliating and moisturizing, and my teeth are in need of natural whitening (due to the large volume of coffee consumed over the last few months). So my hope for the next few days is to take you along with me for the ride of d.i.y at home "spa" treatments we can all inexpensively indulge in and hopefully all enjoy.

So let the pampering begin with this homemade all natural face mask/scrub.
Disclaimer: As always, I am not a professional, simply an experimenter of natural ingredients, so please test this on a small patch of skin to make sure you don't get any bad reactions



Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon (helps bring blood to the surface, and exfoliate you skin, also said to help with acne)
  • 1 tsp organic honey (helps absorb and retain moisture)
  • few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice  (helps exfoliate your skin, as well as soften, and brighten it up)
  • 1/2-1 tsp organic sugar (helps exfoliate your skin)

Mix all the ingredients together start with the cinnamon, I did honey next but this was hard to mix together as the cinnamon just covered the outer surface of the honey and made this clay like formation, so I added the lemon juice 3-4 drops just to soften up the mixture, and then I mixed in the sugar.

Once I got to applying this on my face I realized that the texture was very thick, and so I had two options here, add more lemon juice (if you're just looking for an exfoliator/scrub), or use it as a face mask first, and that is what I did and I love this mask this way. So I covered up all my skin and sat with it on my face for about 10 minutes and this mask is not runny at all it just sat there, I did not have to wipe anything (this will depend on how much lemon juice you apply). So after the 10 minutes  I applied water to the tips of my finger just to loosen up the mixture on my face and began to lightly scrub my skin for about 30 seconds. Then I washed it all off and thats it!

This mask/scrub made my skin just look and feel very clean. I was suffering from some dry patches and those were completely gone after this mask/scrub. However, since this scrub/mask unlike the others on my blog, does not contain any oils, depending you will probably need to moisturize after.

If you try this let me know how you like it.

Lulu :)

6 comments:

  1. I'm gonna have to try this!

    Lovely blog :) I followed you!

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    1. Hey Kristina, thanks for following :)
      Let me know if you do try the mask and how you like it :)

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  2. I love every natural treatments because they're cheap and very useful in comparison with treatments bought in store......wait for new D.I.Y

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    1. Exactly why I love them also, usually all ingredients you can find around your house. ;)

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  3. What if I don't have organic items, only regular cinnamon, sugar and honey?

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    1. Hey James, The only reason I choose organic is because that way I know the ingredients haven't been produced with pesticides and other chemicals that I am not sure would be very good for your skin. But I mean technically non organic foods are still edible, and if it's safe to eat then it probably isn't too harmful for your skin… again, I'm not a professional just personal preference I guess :)

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