Do you want to hear a joke about cinnamon? It’s pretty dry…
And with that, I’d like to jump into another blog in the series “The Attractive, Proactive Lifestyle”. As mentioned before, this is a series of blogs that takes a deeper look into the natural things that make us feel better overall while doing good for our bodies.
Growing in popularity in the diabetic community, cinnamon has been linked to helping lower blood sugar, mostly in people with Type 2 diabetes. It is important to remember that taking a recommended dose of cinnamon daily won’t cure any form of diabetes, but adding that to a healthy diet, regular exercise and monitoring of blood sugars certainly won’t hurt you in the long run.
Here is a list of the many things cinnamon can do for you!
- Brain Health
- Arthritis Relief
- E. Coli Fighter
- Lower Cholesterol
- Cancer Prevention
- High in Nutrients
- Yeast Infection Help
- Blood Sugar Regulation
Why wouldn’t you want to try it out for yourself?
Along the lines of cinnamon aiding with your overall skin care, I decided to take this into my own hands and try a face mask I had heard about called the Burning Face Mask. This mask claims to use the healing properties of cinnamon along with a bunch of great ingredients to heal acne scars and help with uneven skin tones. Obviously, the best ingredients to use would be organic, but in a pinch, I found that non-organic ingredients still yielded a result for me.
Burning Face Mask
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp honey
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- Mix together into a paste, apply, and wash off after 10-30 minutes. See article for information regarding sensitive skin.
As the original article states, it won’t show massive progress overnight, but as you continue to do this mask 1-2 times a week, you will see results! My overall skin tone on my face has definitely improved, and I’m sold!
What is your favorite use for cinnamon? With so many health benefits and ways to incorporate it into your meals, why not add a sprinkle of this effective little spice in your day!