Thursday, November 22, 2012
DIY Skin Miracle Worker: Nutmeg and Honey Mask
Below I have provided the science behind each ingredient and the recipe for making the mask:
Honey is widely demonstrated to have antibacterial properties, with some being sold as therapeutic agents (Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing).
Heals skin from wounds.
When applied to acne spots, honey may stop swelling by killing infection.
Heals scars more quickly and smoothly.
Journal of Natural Products states that mace, a substance found in nutmeg "exhibits strong antifungal and antibacterial activities."
Like honey, nutmeg can reduce infection and swelling around clogged pores, resulting in smaller spots and smoother scars.
Combine 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg and 1 tablespoon of honey. Gently apply the concoction to the entire face or the affected area. Whatever you do, do not rub the concoction into skin as it could cause irritation. Leave the concoction on your skin for at least thirty minutes and then rinse with warm water. After rinsing, apply moisturizer as normal.
Extras: To increase the potency, you may add a little cinnamon to the mixture. The cinnamon adds to the astringent and antifungal effect, while increasing the exfoliation potential.
So lovies, there you have it, the DIY Skin Miracle Worker. Give it a whirl and let me know how it works out for you by commenting below.
Ciao and see ya at the TOP!