Can Cinnamon improve your skin?

A few months ago, I was given a face mask to review. It had several great natural ingredients for skin, like honey and turmeric. One ingredient that caught my eye was cinnamon. I didn’t realize this savoury spice had some great benefits.

What is cinnamon?

According to our good pal, Wikipedia, cinnamon is…

“a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. “

Cinnamon is native to Southeast Asian countries, like India, Burma, and Sri Lanka. It has been in use for centuries. In modern times, it’s used in foods and beverages like apple pie and cinnamon rolls. It is also used for savoury dishes in some Middle Eastern cuisines.

Cinnamon serves some traditional medical purposes too. Many studies and anecdotal evidence have shown some promising benefits of cinnamon and its oils.

Some Key Benefits

Antimicrobial action: A 2008 study demonstrated the ability of cinnamon extracts to kill various bacteria. In comparison with other essential oils, the group came to the conclusion that “Cinnamomum verum bark had the highest antimicrobial activity, particularly against resistant strains.”

Acne treatment – The antibacterial and antimicrobial action may also help improve acne.

Soothes dry skin – Cinnamon can exfoliate dry skin when used as a gentle scrub.

Prevents signs of aging – Cinnamon extracts have been shown to reduce the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs are known to play a role in skin aging.

Have you used any products with cinnamon? Have you noticed any improvement in your skin?

Other References
  • 32 Amazing Benefits Of Cinnamon (Dalchini) For Skin, Hair, And Health | Style Craze
  • 8 Ways Cinnamon is Amazing For Your Beauty Routine | Style Caster
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