There are several spices that can be applied to the skin to help deal with acne. One of these is cinnamon. The fact that cinnamon has both antioxidant and antimicrobial properties could explain why it has been found to be so helpful in treating acne.
Try these suggestions for applying cinnamon to the skin:
- Mix equal parts of lemon juice and ground cinnamon and apply frequently to the acne.
- Using unheated (raw) honey, mix 3 teaspoons honey to 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Apply to the acne and leave on overnight. Cover if necessary.
- Mix milk and ground cinnamon together and apply to the acne.