9 Benefits of Cinnamon for Skin
Did you think cinnamon is used as just a flavor enhancer? Cinnamon can give your hair, skin and body a world of goodness. Here are some super benefits of cinnamon for skin you never knew of.
1. Eases out fine lines
Cinnamon has the power to bring blood to the skin’s surface and thereby plumping skin. Mix three drops of cinnamon oil to two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the oil on fine lines on your face. The skin in those regions will slightly swell, thereby easing out the fine lines visibly.
2. Makes lips look fuller
Cinnamon oil, just like the effect it has on fine lines, helps to plump your lips as well. Get that gorgeous little pout as cinnamon oil serves as natural lip gloss for your lips.
3. Provides relief from itches
Cinnamon has been identified as a natural remedy for providing relief from eczema. Eczema can cause itchiness of skin that can be very frustrating. Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon and honey each and apply on eczema patches for relief from itchiness.
4. Prevents signs of aging
As skin ages, collagen levels decrease. This directly makes skin lose its elasticity and this is when skin begins to sag. Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde that increases collagen levels. Cinnamon when applied on skin increases collagen levels and the effect stays for at least six hours after application.
5. Works as an antiseptic
If you get a wound or cut yourself and have no antiseptic creams around, you can immediately sprinkle some cinnamon on the wound after cleaning the area thoroughly with water. Cinnamon has antibacterial properties and hence prevents infections.