Amazing Benefits Of Cinnamon For Skin, Hair And Health
Cinnamon is proving to be a spice that not only adds flavor to various dishes but can also cure many infections and diseases. There are several researches being conducted all over the world about the benefits of cinnamon for anti-aging, diabetes, hair loss, cholesterol, memory, arthritis, skin and more.
Reduce signs of aging
Cinnamon used on the skin seems to increase collagen levels for up to six hours after it is applied. Cinnamon seems to increase collage expression on the skin through cinnamaldehyde, its main chemical component. This is able to activate growth factors IGF-1 and improve collagen expression.
Cinnamon is said to improve fine lines by plumping the skin. This means that using cinnamon can stimulate blood vessels and bring blood to the surface of the skin. Use a mixture of 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil and 3 tbsp Virgin olive oil . Apply this mixture to fine lines on the skin, taking care to avoid the eyes.
Soothes Dry Skin
Cinnamon helps remove dead skin cells, and help restore shine and suppleness to the skin. (Recipe at below)
Treatment for Acne
Cinnamon is said to help with treatment of acne and pimples. Mix 10 drops of cinnamon oil and 3 tbsp honey and apply this on pimples. Leave it overnight or for 20 minutes before washing with warm water. Acne scars could dry out and skin could get rejuvenated.
Cleanses the Scalp
Cinnamon can also be used to nourish the scalp. Mix 10 drops of cinnamon oil , 10 drops of Virgin olive oil and 1 tbsp honey. Massage this into the scalp and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash off after this using a normal shampoo. Cinnamon acts like an exfoliating agent to stimulate the scalp and provide nourishment to hair follicles.
Cinnamon has antiseptic properties. If you have an open cut or wound, just dust few drops of cinnamon oil over it. Bacteria will be killed and the wound heals faster.
TRY It, You’ll Like It
Blend the listed oil for maximum anti-aging results.
Cinnamon Oil – 3 drops
Myrrh Oil – 3 drops
Lavender Oil – 3 drops
Frankincense Oil – 3 drops
Rosemary Oil – 3 drops
Patchouli Oil – 3 drops
Lemon Oil – 3 drops
Carrot Oil -3 drops
Evening Primrose Oil – 3 drops
Try Out Ready-mixed Anti-Aging Oil
Combine together the following ingredients and use them as a scrub.
Cinnamon essential oil – 5 to 10 drops
Ground coffee – 2 cups
Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
Sea Salt or raw sugar – ½ cup
Almond oil – 2-3 tbsp
Cinnamon oil blends well with Frankincense, Lavender, Cedarwood, Orange, Lemon, Neroli, Ylang-ylang