DIY Fading Mask

I am such a nerd when it comes to DIY projects. Especially ones for my body or face. I love the thought of using no harsh chemicals on my body and the fun of making it. So I came across this on a few blogs I've read and decided to try it out myself. It's called the "Burning Mask". The reason for the name is because of the acidity of the mask. Some people expirenced an uncomfortable "burning" sensation.

Here's what you need to get started:

- Cinnamon 
- Lemon Juice 
- Honey

The original recipe also included Nutmeg but I did not have that and it wasn't available in the store. They were sold out. So I used these three instead. I only buy Wildflower Honey because I love how thick and chunky it is. It worked great for this tutorial because it turned it into an amazing exfoliater.

Honestly, I did not measure the ingredients. I just poured them into a bowl LOL yes, I really did. However, if you are wanting to have some measurements, Lulu And Sweet Pea has it all broken down for you. However  when I first attempted this, I used a lot of lemon juice. It seems to irritate and make a "burning" feeling on some people's skin. But to me, I felt nothing. I am not sensitive to the acidity so it was not an issue for me. For this tutorial, I used less of the juice though.
I believe it is better to use a real lemon for it's juice instead of the lemon juice in the bottle. I was out of lemons so this was the next best thing. But I recommend using all natural products with no preservatives for the most cleanest and chemical free product.

Step One
Add the cinnamon into the bowl

Step Two
Add the honey

Step Three 
Add in the lemon juice

Step Four
Mix all ingredients together until the contents is thoroughly mixed well and looks kind of like melted chocolate

Step Five
Start applying all over your face. As you can tell, mine was a bit runny. It kept going down my hand. But I just kept applying the entire thing until my face was well coated and I rubbed it in for a minute as an exfoliate.

TADA! I'm Sexy and I know it! HAHAHA Yea, not the prettiest looking mask but I must tell you, it smelled incredible!!! My daughter screamed though when she saw me LOL

Step Six
Leave on for 10-30 minutes depending on your skin. I left mine on for 20 minutes.

Once you are ready to remove the mask, simply rinse your face with warm water and pat dry. I have to tell you, my skin felt ├╝ber amazing. It was so smooth and felt like I just had a microdermabra done to it. What this mask is supposed to do is help brighten the skin while removing imperfections such as dark spots. I believe you are to do this a couple times a week and that is what I plan on doing.

If you didn't know, these ingredients are a great key to healthy skin.
  • Cinnamon can help rid your face or back of acne by both drying out the skin and, again, bringing blood and oxygen to the skin surface.
  • Honey acts as an antibacterial substance it is beneficial for acne prone skin. Honey will inhibit the bacteria growth therefore reducing the chance of breakouts.
  • Lemon juice may aid in diminishing the appearance of scars and age spots. It may also reduce the appearance of scars left behind from acne lesions.
Try it and see how you like it. I would love to hear your thoughts or comments!

However, if you aren't into making a mask for yourself and it's not really your thing, no worries! There are lots of other great ways to help rid of acne where you don't have to do any work at all. Check out these best face masks for acne that you can you purchase without the DIY handyman work involved and they work great as well.