5 Surprising Benefits of Cinnamon for Skin

Cinnamon is a well-known spice for its uses in both sweet and savoury foods. Meghalaya, a state in the Northeast of India, with its beautiful hilly terrain, is home to naturally grown cinnamon too.

Cinnamon has also played a key role in traditional medicines across various cultures. Though popularly used for flavouring and as a condiment in cooking, its medicinal benefits have been recognized through the years.

Production of Cinnamon in India In India, the southern states account for the highest production, with Kerala at the top of the chart. As per a 2019 statistics, the global cinnamon exports amounted to US $692 million, wherein India’s share stood at $7.1 million source

Cinnamon and Meghalaya

In Meghalaya, Cinnamon is grown using traditional farming methods. Zizira Explorers came across a lady farmer growing this spice at Mawtnum village, Ri-Bhoi district.
cinnamon tree

Peeling of cinnamon bark

In Meghalaya, Cinnamon is grown using traditional farming methods.

Benefits of Cinnamon for a Glowing Skin:

  1. Heals Acne: The anti-fungal, antioxidant and antibacterial properties of cinnamon makes it useful against acne and skin blemishes. Cinnamon can also help remove acne by drying out the skin and by supporting blood flow to the skin.

    How? Mix honey with cinnamon powder in the ratio of 3:1 and apply the paste to your skin and leave overnight. You can also apply a thin layer of the paste to your face as a face mask and leave on for 20 minutes, then wash it off. *Cinnamon masks may irritate the skin depending on the skin type, so they should not be applied more than once a week.

  2. Adds moisture to the Skin: Cinnamon improves blood flow to the surface of the skin, resulting in a moist skin.

    For this, use a mixture of 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil and a few tablespoons of petroleum jelly or olive oil. Keep the mixture away from the eye to avoid a burning sensation. This mixture could be a great substitute for your lip gloss. You can also apply any regular lip gloss on your lips and gently pat a pinch of cinnamon on top.

  3. Aids the treatment of Dry Skin: Cinnamon helps remove dead skin cells and reinstate the softness of your skin.

    To fight against dry skin, you can make a scrub by combining salt, olive oil, almond oil, honey and ground cinnamon. Apply this mixture directly to your skin for a soothing home skin therapy.

  4. Treatment of Eczema: Eczema is a condition in which skin gets inflamed and irritated. Such skin conditions leave behind light-coloured patches. Cinnamon could provide relief from eczema.

    How? Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon with one teaspoon of honey and apply on the affected areas. The results could be visible in a week.

    Note: Before using it, try in on a small test area in your skin and wash off instantly if the skin becomes red.

  5. Complexion Enhancer: Thanks to the antifungal and antibacterial properties, cinnamon helps in enhancing skin complexion.

    Mix the ingredients: Banana, ground cinnamon, yoghurt and lemon juice, and pound it to an even paste. Apply on your face and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Do you know any other benefits of Cinnamon? Do share with us in the comment section below.

Learn more about naturally grown cinnamon of Meghalaya.

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14 comments

Huda Athania

Huda Athania

Ihave a acne prone skin and sensitive also so can I use cinnamon powder on my face

Jude

Jude

Are there different types of cinnamon. I have the one for baking. Is it the same to apply to the face?

Judr

Judr

Are there different types of cinnamon. I have the one for baking. Is it the same to apply to the face?

Akshaya Rao

Akshaya Rao

Can cinnamon drink (hot water, Cinnamon powder and 1 tablespoon honey) makes skin dark???

nutritionsa

nutritionsa

Thanks for sharing this information.

Cinnamon have a beneficial effect on reducing diabetes but in a moderate amount.as high dosage may affect other complications and cause harmful effect on liver. So, a moderate amount can be used to lower sugar level.

https://www.articlesharepoint.com/effect-of-cinnamon-on-diabetes/

Miramon Suting

Miramon Suting

Hi Ryan,
Turmeric is generally safe for the skin. But you should consult your doctor if you have any doubts.

Minakshi

Minakshi

Hi, nice information.
Is cinnamon works for dark spots ? it is called waang, my skin is dry, age 44

Risabet

Risabet

Hi Minakshi,

A simple home remedy you can try is by mixing 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon powder with a tablespoon of honey and gently rub it in circular motions on the affected area. Leave this on for about five minutes and rinse off with warm water. Home remedies take time to show their results, but they surely will?

If your dark spots are quite severe then, you should consult a doctor. I hope this remedy works?

Austin

Austin

please how did you use it for pimples? cause I gat pimples too

Risabet

Risabet

Hi Austin,

You can try mixing one table spoon of cinnamon powder with a teaspoon of aloe vera gel to form a paste and apply it on the affected area, leave it for about an hour and rinse it off. Rose water can also be used in place of aloe vera gel but aloe vera gel will help lighten the scars as well.

Delaware

Delaware

Very good information, Thanks for sharing this article. Really ceylon-cinnamon test is different

Ryan

Ryan

Hi, thank you for the sharing useful advice. I have tried also once, but I got red on my face. So, can I use it in the future or do I need to stop using it.

YouTonics Collagen

YouTonics Collagen

Real clean site, thanks for this post.

Legasa Langa

Legasa Langa

I can already feel the benefits of the cinnamon on my skin thank you so much for the post, ive been suffering with pimples for the last three years and i can definately recommend cinnamon for acne thank you.

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