Beauty Hacks: Want to lose weight? Add cinnamon tea in your routine!
When thinking of delightful aromas of the winter season, cinnamon is one of the first to come to mind.
Cinnamon is an aromatic and long-standing spice having a unique flavor with medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
Its health benefits date back to thousand years ago. The fragrant spice was hailed for its amazing properties; easily available and affordable. It contains calcium, fiber, iron, manganese and within its bark are healing essential oils.
Cinnamon is hailed as a trusted ingredient to fight off acne and pimples! It contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic and antioxidant properties that make it effective against acne. Sprinkle one tsp of cinnamon powder in oatmeal or cereal to purify your skin by removing acne causing toxins and fighting acne inflammation.
Cinnamon powder can serve as a natural exfoliator. To make cinnamon face mask, combine thoroughly a pinch or 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder with 2 tsp plain yogurt or honey. Scrub your face gently and rinse off with cool water as soon as the face mask starts tingling.
The spice stimulates cell regeneration and promotes blood circulation, thereby feeding the skin with nutrient-rich blood. This quickens the healing process of blemishes and acne scars. Mix a pinch of cinnamon powder with 1 tsp of honey. Apply this on whole face for 15 minutes, use a warm wash cloth to remove the mask. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.
Another awesome beauty benefit of cinnamon is its instant mouth freshening properties! The warm and refreshing aroma of this spice freshens up breath instantly. Nibble on a little piece of cinnamon stick or regularly drink cinnamon tea to eliminate bad breath.
To reduce weight, add cinnamon tea with a tsp of honey, half an hour before breakfast. It increases metabolism and lessens craving. The results are obvious in a month.
This easily available miracle spice makes complexion fairer. To prepare a face mask, mix a pinch of cinnamon powder with half tsp of honey. Apply this every day before going to bed. The anti-bacterial and antifungal properties of cinnamon improve your skin tone.
Stimulates hair growth
The volatile oils in cinnamon are packed with anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties that promote hair growth. To make hair scrub, mix one tsp of cinnamon powder, an egg, one tsp honey and one tbsp of olive oil. Apply it on strands for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off.