Raw honey – ah, how sweet it is! Use it to sweeten a cup of tea, to bake sweet treats, or to enhance the nutty flavour of a pecan pie – it’s pretty versatile. Honey is also a natural humectant, which means it’s a fantastic moisturiser, and it also has antibacterial properties that can help you spot-treat acne.
The honey and cinnamon face mask recipe I’m about to share with you is amazing. It will brighten your complexion, soothe any irritations, and clear up acne. Please just note that cinnamon can irritate very sensitive skin, so do a patch test before applying the mask to your entire face if your skin is sensitive.
Honey and cinnamon acne face mask recipe
- 3 tsp raw honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
What to do:
- Mix the honey and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
- Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Rinse your face with warm water and finish off with your daily moisturiser.
If you have acne scars, you’re probably wondering what in the world you can do about them. The good news? There’s a lot you can do to diminish the appearance of acne scars! Let me tell you more about your options.
Firstly, let’s differentiate between acne scars and dark spots
There’s a difference between an actual acne scar and a dark spot that comes as a result of blemish healing up. Dark spots from blemishes are common, and end up disappearing on their own. It’s completely normal and not actually a scar.
Acne scars, on the other hand, don’t just fade away. If you’ve had acne and have dark spots or scars left behind as a result of having had this skin condition, they’re likely acne scars. Here’s what you can do about them.
Here’s what you can use to fade acne scars and fill indentations
A brightening cream from your local pharmacy might be your best bet. These products contain ingredients like kojic acid, which are effective at bleaching dark spots on the skin. If this doesn’t work for you, chat to your dermatologist. He or she will be able to prescribe formulas with more powerful ingredients, like hydroquinone or tretinoin.
If your acne scarring has resulted in giving your overall complexion a very uneven tone, try a drugstore product that has alpha hydroxy acids to refine your skin tone over time. Lastly, if you have skin indentations that bother you, see a cosmetic dermatologist, who can smooth things out using lasers, fillers, chemical peels and other minor procedures.
It’s also useful to keep in mind that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Don’t pick at your spots – they’re much more likely to scar if you do!