10 Beauty Benefits Of Cinnamon Powder
Cinnamon, popularly known as â€œDalcheeniâ€ in India is obtained from the inner dried bark of a tree called â€œCassia Cinnamonâ€. This bark spice has nothing to do with â€œdalâ€ or â€œcheeniâ€ and is known for its healing properties. Over the years this spice has been used in Ayurvedic & Chinese medication to cure major health ailments like cancer, diabetes, flu & indigestion etc. It is not just it; cinnamon too has many beauty benefits as well.
Cinnamon is rich in fiber, manganese, calcium, iron & anti oxidants and is widely used in food dishes like gravies, curries, cakes and beverages.
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Soothes Dry Skin
Cinnamon powder can also be used to soothe dry skin. It helps in removing dead skin cells and restores the lost moisture & suppleness. Combine sea slats, almond oil, olive oil, honey & cinnamon to make a scrub. Now use this scrub all over body & face to soothe dry skin.
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Plumps Skin & Lips
Cinnamon is also known to improve fine lines by plumping the skin. Cinnamon stimulates blood vessels by improving blood flow & brings the oxygen and blood to the outer surface of skin. This causes plumping which helps to alleviate the fine lines. Mix cinnamon powder with 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil and 2 tablespoons of olive oil or petroleum jelly. Now apply this on your face, avoiding the eye area. This will plump up the skin and reduce appearance of fine lines. This mixture can also be sued to plump lips.
Cures Acne, Blemishes & Pimples
Cinnamon works wonders for skin suffering with acnes, blemishes or pimples. To use cinnamon as a cure for acne, mix 3 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on affected areas and leave it on for 20-20 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
For more effective results leave the paste on affected areas overnight. This can also help to de clog the pores. Do not use it for more than once a week.
Cures Cuts & Wounds
Cinnamon powder can also be used to cure cuts & wounds and prevent infections. Make a paste by mixing honey & cinnamon powder in equal proportions. Apply this paste on affected areas. This will also cure ringworms. You can also simply dust cinnamon powder over wounds to kill germs.
Cinnamon has anti fungal & anti bacterial properties and it also helps in brightening the complexion. Make a paste using plain yogurt, cinnamon powder, lemon juice and puree of a small banana. Mix well all the ingredients together and apply this paste on clean face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Eczema is a skin condition where the skin gets light colored dry patches. Cinnamon can help in treating eczema. Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon with 1 teaspoon of honey and apply it on affected area. Leave for 20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
An allergy test is recommended before proceeding with the allover use.
Softens Rough Feet
Cinnamon can also help in softening rough & dry feet. Prepare a footpath with a mixture of juice of 5-6 lemons, one tablespoon of olive oil, one fourth cup of whole milk, half a cup of water and two table spoons of cinnamon powder. Soak feet in this prepared bath for about 15-20 minutes. This will give you soft & smooth feet.
Stimulates Hair Growth
Cinnamon can also help in boosting Hair growth. Make a hair mask by mixing one teaspoon of honey, one tablespoon of olive oil, an egg and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this mask on scalp & hair and leave for 20 minutes. Follow up with a mild shampoo after rinsing off.
Cinnamon acts like an exfoliater and stimulates & nourishes the scalp. Mix together a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, one tablespoon of honey and one fourth cup of warm olive oil. Massage scalp with this mixture. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.
Lightens Hair Color
Cinnamon can help in lightening the color of hair and change your look. Mix hair conditioner and cinnamon powder in equal proportions. Now apply this mixture through the hair lengths, covering the entire hair length. Apply the mixture evenly to avoid getting unorganized & unwanted streaky look. Brush hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave the mixture overnight and wash hair in the morning.
These were some beauty uses and benefits of Cinnamon Powder.
Do you use cinnamon powder in your beauty care?
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