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How to Make a Cinnamon Milk Face Mask

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April Fox has published articles about homeschooling, children with special needs, music, parenting, mental health and education. She has been a guest on Irish radio, discussing the benefits of punk rock on child development, and currently writes for several websites including Carolina Pediatric Therapy.
How to Make a Cinnamon Milk Face Mask
Do a patch test of the DIY mask before applying to your face. Photo Credit Aleksandra Ozimek/Demand Media

For centuries, people have used milk from cows and goats as a natural moisturizer for skin. The lactic acid in milk helps cleanse your face, removing dead skin cells and acting as a gentle exfoliant. Milk also contains nourishing proteins, amino acids and antioxidants that help keep your skin healthy. Soaking your face in milk might help beautify your skin, but it's not the most practical way to go about reaping the benefits. Instead, combine the milk with a couple other skin-friendly ingredients for a nourishing mask. Your skin will thank you with a healthy glow. While known for its antimicrobial properties, cinnamon can cause skin irritation and an allergic reaction for some people. We recommend doing a small patch test of the mask on the back of your hand before using on your face.

Step 1

How to Make a Cinnamon Milk Face Mask
Using whole milk may be most beneficial. Photo Credit Aleksandra Ozimek/Demand Media

Measure 2 tbsp. of milk into a small bowl.

Step 2

How to Make a Cinnamon Milk Face Mask
Raw honey retains more of its nutrients. Photo Credit Aleksandra Ozimek/Demand Media

Add 2 tbsp. of honey and stir until blended.

Step 3

How to Make a Cinnamon Milk Face Mask
Do not use cinnamon if you have a known skin allergy to it. Photo Credit Aleksandra Ozimek/Demand Media

Add a dash of cinnamon. Stir, and add a bit more if you want a stronger scent.

Step 4

How to Make a Cinnamon Milk Face Mask
Avoid your eyes. Photo Credit Aleksandra Ozimek/Demand Media

Lie down and use your fingertips to apply the mask to your face, avoiding the sensitive area around your eyes.

Step 5

How to Make a Cinnamon Milk Face Mask
Relax and unwind for 10 minutes. Photo Credit Aleksandra Ozimek/Demand Media

Leave the mask on for at least 10 minutes.

Step 6

How to Make a Cinnamon Milk Face Mask
Avoid using hot water on your face. Photo Credit Aleksandra Ozimek/Demand Media

Rinse the mask off with warm water and a washcloth. Pat your face dry with a towel.

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