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How to Use Honey & Cinnamon to Treat Skin Irritation

by
author image Frank Dioso
Frank Dioso is a trained medical technologist working for prominent research institutions such as Quest Diagnostics and California Clinical Trials. He has, for many years, ghostwritten clinical trial reports for confidential pharmaceutical drugs and is currently contributing his clinical laboratory science knowledge to online how-to articles.
How to Use Honey & Cinnamon to Treat Skin Irritation
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Skin irritations, such as skin itching, is a common dermatological complaint. When your skin itches, the tendency is to keep scratching it. This can cause your irritated skin to become red and injured from your nails, which can eventually lead to skin rashes. Skin irritations can be treated at home. You can use many over-the-counter remedies. However, these products contain harsh chemicals that can further irritate your skin. Fortunately, you can use natural ingredients such as cinnamon and honey. These two ingredients contain soothing and antiseptic properties that you can use to help relieve skin irritations.

Step 1

How to Use Honey & Cinnamon to Treat Skin Irritation
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Take a shower or wash the affected skin with warm water and an antibacterial soap. Avoid scrubbing your skin to prevent further infection. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel after cleaning your skin.

Step 2

How to Use Honey & Cinnamon to Treat Skin Irritation
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Add 3 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder in a clean bowl. Stir the mixture with a spoon until it turns into a paste. Add more cinnamon powder if you want a thicker mixture.

Step 3

How to Use Honey & Cinnamon to Treat Skin Irritation
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Scoop a generous amount of the honey-cinnamon mixture with your fingers and apply it directly to the irritated skin areas. Gently massage the mixture into your skin in a circular motion until it dries. Leave the mixture on your skin for five minutes.

Step 4

How to Use Honey & Cinnamon to Treat Skin Irritation
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Wash your skin with water and soap to remove the sticky mixture. Pat your skin dry after cleaning your skin.

Step 5

How to Use Honey & Cinnamon to Treat Skin Irritation
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Reapply the mixture as needed.

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