Cinnamon scrub- A homemade skin care miracle!

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Hello readers!
The article’s name above may sound a little unorthodox, but bear with me!
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CINNAMON AND OUR BODY:

Cinnamon, known for its distinct aroma, is a spice that is not only useful for cooking but also remarkable for health benefits.
Here are some of the benefits of cinnamon on our health:
  • Increases the blood flow
  • Has anti-microbial property
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Increases collagen production
  • It’s a great anti-oxidant.

Cinnamon

Researchers have found that, cinnamon increases the production of collagen on skin. You will not get miraculous result overnight, but regular intake of cinnamon specially topical usage  (using directly on the skin) shows improvement in skin quality.
Many well known companies are making & marketing cinnamon scrubs and facial creams. The main ingredient of these products is lying on your kitchen counters, Cinnamon.
Knowing all the good properties of Cinnamon, I got curious. What if I could use this in my skin care ritual? and voila! I discovered something amazing, Cinnamon Scrub.
I like Cinnamon scrub as a weekly home-made organic scrub. Many people use Sugar for scrubbing their face. But I have always found it too harsh. After all, I am using it on my face, not on my floor! I need my scrubs to be suited for my skin.

WHAT WILL IT DO:

  • Gets rid of flaky skin.
  • It can be used as a lip-exfoliator!
  • Gets rid of acne.
  • It can also be used as a body scrub for glowing and smoother skin.
So scroll down to know how I use cinnamon as an exfoliating scrub.

WHAT WILL YOU NEED:

  • Oatmeal (or Flour if you don’t have oatmeal)
  • Cinnamon powder.
    (If you don’t have powdered cinnamon, then just take some cinnamon sticks and grind into fine powder with your blender or food processor.)
  • Warm water

PROCEDURE:

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Take 1 teaspoon of oatmeal or flour. I am using flour.

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Take 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. For the first timers, use half teaspoon of Cinnamon.

 

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Mix these 2 ingredients with warm water. Mix well.

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You don’t want the mixture to be runny. It should be thick so that when you apply it to your face it does not drip. (If it has become runny, then add more flour, but not cinnamon. )

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Apply this scrub gently with your fingertips in a circular motion. Scrub from inside to the outside of your face & neck.

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Scrub for 30 sec to 1 minute and then wash with cold water.

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If you are using this scrub for your body, then mix some body wash into the scrub. If you are using a soap bar, then just use the soap 1st, then take the scrub mixture and massage it on your body.

CAUTION:

  • Cinnamon causes a tingling sensation when applied on the skin. So when you are using this scrub for 1st time, take a small amount of the mixture in your fingertips, dilute it with water and gently apply on the face. When you get accustomed with the sensation, take more mixture and scrub as usual.

 

  • If the tingling sensation is bothering you too much, don’t panic! Just wash your face with clean water and the tingling will be gone.

 

  • If you use too much cinnamon in the scrub mixture, it will cause more tingling. The very first time I used it, it felt like my skin is burning. That’s because I didn’t measure the cinnamon and kind of “poured” it onto the bowl. So that’s why it is important to measure the ingredients while making the scrub. Take 1/4 tsp if your skin is sensitive.

 

  • Avoid using near the eye area and on any active acne area.

 

  • The skin will look a little red after using this. That’s because cinnamon increases the blood flow, and the scrubbing+massaging skin will also increase blood flow. This will minimize after 10-15 minutes. If it’s too red or pink, just splash cold water.

 

Here are the pictures to prove the result.
The following picture is showing the redness after using the scrub.
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And here is the redness gone after 10 minutes!
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Comment below or let me know if you have any question regarding my Cinnamon Scrub recipe.
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To see how to do an at-home facial, have a look at my previous article.

 

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Comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing

  2. Can I use rice flour? Or maida ?

  3. martha canelas says:

    I will give it a try. Looks great.

  4. Can we use any flour with this…….

  5. How often should I do this? Is it an every day thing or just once or twice a week?:)

  6. When substituting honey instead of water, are you still including the oatmeal/flour??

  7. This is very simple and useful. I didn’t know it would be that easy, thank you for sharing!

  8. Can this scrub be refrigerated ?

    • Hey Iris! I have refrigerated it, but it becomes hard and not-so-effective. I tried to use the leftover by diluting with warm water, but it didn’t feel as good as a fresh-made one.

  9. I’m black American, will it help me skin?!

  10. Hai Wasifa and everyone, cinnamon is one of my favorite in natural beauty care. To avoid the burning effect just add honey to your cinnamon scrub mixture. I use to apply honey+cinnamon mixture on my face. From my experience, honey is cinnamon’s best partner. You will not feel any burning effect by adding honey to your cinnamon mixture. Wish this help.

  11. That burned so bad…. My face is still burning and it’s all off.

  12. I just barely used this and my skin feels so smooth but I have the worst red lines from where it was. Please please tell me they will go away. It’s embarrassing .

  13. Omgosh! I have keratosis pilaris and I have tried almost everything to get rid of it. I Just tried this on my arms and I have never in my life felt them as smooth as they are now! Thank you so much for sharing this!!

  14. does it have to be cinnamon POWDER or could it be ground cinnamon?

  15. it burned so bad i used exact measurments rubbed correctly my face looked sun burnt after

    • Hi Nate! So sorry to hear that. It will look like that actually (as shown in the picture). It sounds like your skin is sensitive, so if you try it out again, add one third teaspoon of cinnamon to the mix and concentrate on the T-zone of your face rather using it whole face.

  16. You are awesome!!! This is the best thing I have ever tried! And I’ve tried everything!

  17. How often do you do this?

  18. That's awesome!

  19. I did this, but instead of water I used cocoanut oil. Love the smell and skin feels great.

  20. Yey! I am glad that you liked it!

  21. thank you for that, best at home stuff I have tried yet!

  22. Hey Sarah! Thanks!
    If your skin is really sensitive then just reduce the amount of cinnamon.

  23. Wow, just did it, and you weren't kidding about the burning.
    But it's only been about ten minutes and it's already passing. My skin feels a little tight and maybe a little too dry, but my skin is slightly more sensitive and might need some moisturizer anyway.

    And it's so smooth!!!

  24. Most welcome! 🙂

  25. Thanks, it does make it baby-smooth!

  26. Hi Reece! Great to hear that you have found it useful! Skin feels baby-smooth after using this, no?
    As for me, I use it once per week….sometimes when I feel my skin is looking dull I use it twice. But never more than twice per week.

  27. How often should you do this? I did it last night and it was fabulous but I don't want to overuse it.

  28. Hey Amanda! I am so glad to hear that!!

  29. This worked so well! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  30. It works as a charm for my skin!

  31. Never heard of this one before! I'll have to try it.

  32. Great! Let me know how it goes! 🙂

  33. wow . .good idea.I was using cinnamon wd honey for pimple. . .guess will try dis one.

  34. 🙂 Hope you will find it useful! It worked very well for me.

  35. Great idea Sifa! Must try!

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