Just as you are getting ready for a party or a date, you see a pimple on your forehead and a couple on your cheek as well. After cursing it for few minutes and trying to pop a pimple (which is not a good idea), you don’t have an option but to cancel your plan. Sounds familiar? Fret not, the next time you spot a pimple, all you need to do is apply this simple and effective homemade paste of cinnamon and honey to get rid of a pimple naturally.
A common flavouring agent used in food, cinnamon contains cinnamic acid, an essential oil and cinnamaldehyde, an active ingredient, which acts as a potent anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agent. As pimples are often caused due to an infection in the skin pores, cinnamon when combined with the antibacterial properties of honey works as an effective natural remedy for cleaning the pores. Also, the moisturising property od honey prevents bacterial growth on skin. Also, read about expert tips to avoid pimples.
How to make the paste?
- Grind one or two medium sized cinnamon sticks to a fine powder. If you have ready made cinnamon powder, you can use that too.
- Take 1/4th teaspoon of cinnamon powder and add a few drops of honey to make a thick paste (3 honey: 1 cinnamon powder ratio).
- Now, apply it on the pimple and allow it to dry naturally. You can even use it before bed and leave it overnight. The next morning or after a few minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water.
- Do this for a week or two every day to get rid of pimple for good. Worried about acne scars? Here are 6 home remedies for acne scars that really work.