I have a zit. FYI for those of you under 30: zits don’t stop after your 20s. They keep coming. Maybe vaguely less frequently than before, but they’ll pop up even after two decades of awesome zit strategies.
Although I have a very good zit strategy and a prescription for Retin-A, I felt frustrated by a rather painful spot over the weekend. Pinterest has solved many a conundrum for me, so why not acne?
A search for acne mask turned up several posts that called for honey, cinnamon and lemon juice. The honey and cinnamon are supposedly anti-inflammatories while the lemon juice is an exfoliant. Sounds legit.
Here’s the acne mask recipe I found:
- 1 T honey
- 1 t cinnamon
- Squeeze of 1 lemon wedge
Mix together and let sit on your face for 15-30 minutes.
I still have a zit. I would say it made the zit no worse and no better. The mask does smell super yummy, though. Post rinse, my face felt really smooth, smooth enough that I might consider doing it again just for that benefit.
The drawbacks include putting honey on your face, which is sticky. Definitely do this when you won’t be tempted to touch anything. The mask is also drippy. Check in the mirror every few minutes to be sure it isn’t about to drip into your eyes because I bet that wouldn’t be fun.
While this won’t solve your acne problems, it will leave your skin feeling smooth and make you feel pampered.