I wanted to try something different with my weekly Manuka honey mask this week, so I decided to do a Manuka honey cinnamon mask. I’ve never thought about putting cinnamon on my face. I use it a lot in my kitchen because I think the health benefits are pretty interesting, but on my face? This was a first.
Manuka honey has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibiotic properties that makes it really good for your skin. We all know that acne prone skin can get really red and inflamed so the honey will calm that down and if your skin has any bacteria on it, it will help to get rid of that.
Cinnamon has similar anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Some people also claim it can plump up fine lines and wrinkles because it stimulates blood vessels beneath the skin. There is also some evidence that it may increase collagen levels for several hours after it’s applied.
Make sure that you use UMF Manuka honey and real Ceylon cinnamon rather than cassia. A lot of cinnamon in stores is actually cassia which doesn’t have the same health benefits.
You can also try using a couple drops of cinnamon oil instead of cinnamon powder.
Manuka Honey Cinnamon Mask Recipe
1 tablespoon UMF 15+ Manuka honey
1/2 tablespoon real Ceylon cinnamon
Mix the honey and the cinnamon together in a bowl. Apply to face and gently massage it in so that it gets into your pores and really stimulates your skin.
Leave it on for about 30 minutes then wipe off gently with a warm washcloth.
In my first post, I talked generally about Manuka honey masks and how great Manuka honey is for your skin thanks to its antioxidant, antibacterial, and antibiotic properties. Today, I want to share a few of my favorite Manuka honey mask recipes. They use all-natural ingredients, all of which are good for your skin. You can use Manuka honey alone or mix it with other all-natural ingredients to give your skin a super food boost!
Pure Manuka Honey Mask
Put a tablespoon of Manuka honey on your face and gently massage it in. Leave it on for as little as 20 minutes or as long as several hours. As long as you want, really! I generally leave it for about an hour. When you’re ready to wash it off, just rinse with warm water or gently wipe off with a warm washcloth. Moisturize with your favorite moisturizer.
Manuka Honey and Coconut Oil Mask
Mix 1 part Manuka honey with 3 parts unprocessed coconut oil. Apply to face and leave on as long as you want, but for at least 20 minutes. Both Manuka honey and coconut oil have anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties that are great for your skin.
Manuka Honey and Avocado Mask
Mix a tablespoon of Manuka honey with half a cup of organic avocado and apply to your face. Leave on for about 30 minutes then rinse off with warm water or a warm washcloth.
Do you have other Manuka honey mask tips or recipes? Let me know in the comments!
Have you heard about Manuka honey and all of its health benefits? Well, one of its benefits is that it is GREAT for your skin! Not only can you eat it to get a healthy glow to your skin from within, but you can apply it to your face with a Manuka honey mask to get amazing, glowing skin that is free of blemishes and super moisturized.
Tons of people swear by Manuka honey in the prevention and treatment of acne. It must have something to do with the fact that Manuka honey has proven anti-bacterial, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory properties. What’s more, Manuka is chock full of antioxidants that help prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging.
A lot of people have reported that their acne scars are much improved after using Manuka honey for several months. Applying it to already formed acne scars may help to reduce scarring as well.
If your skin is red or irritated in any way, you have acne or acne scars, signs of aging, or your skin is just not its best and is feeling a little dull, try putting Manuka honey on it.
So how should you use Manuka honey for your skin? Check out my Manuka honey mask recipes post coming up tomorrow!