The smell and the taste are definite reasons to love cinnamon, but the benefits that this spicy seasoning can bring to your beauty and health regimen is enough for you to begin to hoard it. Try these four ways to make cinnamon your newest beauty staple.
Now I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t blessed with big beautiful lips! Cinnamon is a natural way to bring the plump into your pout. So next time you want to plump on the fly, try mixing a small pinch of cinnamon into your favorite lip gloss, balm, or even Vaseline. Smooth it onto your lips and in about five minutes you will notice the difference. You can then keep the basic natural shine, or you can remove the gloss/Vaseline coat from your lips and then apply your lip color.
Skin In The Clear
A natural anti-inflammatory is acne-prone skin’s best friend. Cinnamon is just that! It will help reduce redness and calm down those red, irritated pores. Make a mixture of 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a bowl. Apply the mixture all over your face and let sit for 10 minutes before you rinse with cool water.
Cramps Be Gone
If you have bad cramps, then you will probably be willing to try just about anything for relief. Next time you are on a hunt for a pain easer, try steeping your favorite tea with a cinnamon stick, then drink. The cinnamon will help to relax the muscles and increase circulation in your abdomen. As an added bonus, the cinnamon will also help to lower your cholesterol (with consistent ingestion).
Having a bad day? Well before you go running to that bottle of wine, the scent of cinnamon is a well researched mood enhancer. Cinnamon oil should never be applied to the skin directly. Always make sure to dillute it with something first. Try mixing 10 cinnamon leaf drops with 1 oz of water in a spray bottle. Now you can spray this lovely smelling mixture into the air around you whenever you need a bit of a pick me up!
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