Known for its strong and beautiful smell this controversial spice has been used for centuries in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine to cure indigestion, flu and cancer. The cinnamon contains fibers, iron, calcium and manganese and is used in many food dishes, but it also possesses properties to cure many health, skin and hair conditions. Don’t waste your money on expensive spa and saloon treatments, this fragrant spice can do wonders for your skin and face. Read why it is so beneficial:
- Say goodbye to acne, pimples and blemishes. With its antimicrobial properties the cinnamon fights acne successfully by providing the outer skin surface with enough blood flow and oxygen. You will get rid of acne, pimples and blemishes in a week and your skin will be soft and shiny like never before.
- Soothes and softens dry skin. Researches have shown that the cinnamon contains anti-oxidant properties which can soften rough skin. Use it in combination wit sea salt, almond oil, olive oil or honey and fight skin dryness.
- Reduce signs of aging. As we get older the collagen in our skin starts to break down leading to appearance of wrinkles. Well, cinnamon increases the collagen production and can be used as an anti-ageing agent, in fact it increases collagen levels for up to six hours after it is applied.
Stimulates hair growth. Combine a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of olive oil and an egg. Apply the mask on the hair and leave it on 20 min before washing your hair with a shampoo. Use it once in a week and have strong, beautiful and healthy hair.
Don’t waste your money on expensive products, your skin and hair will love cinnamon and the best thing is that it is already in your kitchen.