As of today, I am starting a new series. I know I haven’t blogged since Sinbad was a relevant comedic presence, and I apologize. A girl has to do what a girl has to do. And in my case, that would be passing my classes, quitting my job, and becoming a new contestant for Miss California … just kidding. That can’t happen to me. I’m weird. But I did what I had to do for me, and that meant quitting my job and pouring my heart and soul into my craft and into my schoolwork. I still make the bacon, guys. I baby-sit. Just like The Babysitters Club, except I am not a boy-crazy fantastically dressed tween. Well, I am pretty fly when I think about it. I wear denim vests.
Back to the series. I realized a few things as of late. First of all, I am dead broke most of the time. Second of all, beauty products just keep going up, because the market knows we need them … and they are cruelly squeezing our money out of our perfectly manicured hands. And third of all, we always advertise beauty products with the angle of “natural beauty” and “natural products” and “organics” and all that jazz. But, it we REALLY want organic, if we REALLY want something pure and natural and back to our roots … like trees. ‘Cause trees are natural? … Uh … Sooooo … pun, uh … pun intended.
I started experimenting with masks in high school because I have severely sensitive skin. I cannot even emphasize that enough. You have no idea. I went to the dermatologist and I was just like, “Hey, so … my face is broken. I can’t even touch it! It fights me to the death!” … And he just looked at me, sadly. And I realized I was going to be forever alone, and forever sensitive-skinned.
But I am as strong as Thor’s hammer and as clever as Loki’s face ( I am going to be making Avengers jokes, guys. Go see it. ). So, I decided “Heck with this, Mr. Doctor! I am going to help myself! I have the internet, I do not need your medical authority and expertise! That’s what YouTube is for!”
So, I did some reason and I found various natural masks that help with several different skin problems, which I will highlight in my upcoming blog series! Yay! Series! And I won’t disappoint you like Twilight. Although, the score for those films was beautiful. Alexandre Desplat for the win. Go Frenchies. Oui oui.
In this blog, I am going to introduce a delicious honey & cinnamon mask and discuss the various healing properties associated, and how to apply it! Yay! Spa day! Put on your bathroom and towel-turban!
Let’s talk about the ingredients of theses fascinating simple mask, shall we? First of all, cinnamon. It’s not just a name for your beagle. It’s a natural exfoliant, with antiseptic, astringent, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. It stimulates the pores, and assists the other ingredients to achieve their full benefits. So it’s like a health insurance salesman. But totally not.
Okay, so honey. No, not YOU. The food. I told you before I wasn’t a boy-crazy tween. Goodness. Everyone I go… what was I talking about? Oh, right.
HONEY! WHOO HOOOO!
It’s perfect and I love it, just saying. It’s just amazing, and I believe Jessica Alba was in a movie entirely devoted to it. So they say. It’s nutrient rich, antioxidant rich, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral as well as being an extremely effective moisturizer. But the real wonder is how gentle it is on sensitive skin!
All you need for the mask is as follows:
(You can add nutmeg, too!)
Step 1. Take a small bowl and put about 2 tablespoons of honey, more depending on the problem areas you are desiring to fix.
Step 2. Put about 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon into the bowl.
Step 3. Mix WELL.
Than, carefully, apply the mixture! You’ll need paper towels and something to apply it with (the back of a spoon works fine). DO NOT WEAR ANYTHING NICE. The honey melts and drips a bit, but the cinnamon prevents complete and utter honey meltdown.
Enjoy! Next blog, I will share more of my tasty secrest! … Uh, secrets. Not America’s Sweetheart Ryan Seacrest…
Look out for my new series of video blogs and my own personal blog!