Benefits of cinnamon for the skin

Updated: Nov 7, 2019

Treatment for Eczema

Eczema is a condition in which skin gets inflamed and irritated. The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but the most important cause is an overactive response by the body’s immune system against an irritant or allergen.

Eczema can be a very irritating skin condition that leaves behind light-colored patches.

Treatment for Acne

Cinnamon is said to help with the treatment of acne and pimples, scars caused by acne could dry out and the skin rejuvenated.


Cinnamon has antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is said that the essential oil can help combat the infectious agents which are resistant to the traditional antibiotics, e.g. Staphylococcus aureus.

Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition that might result in septic shock and multi-organ failure it is an inflammation caused by infection, it can be inhibited by using Cinnamon extracts and oils which can offer a very simple cure for septic infections.

To soften and soothe dry and dead skin

Cinnamon extracts and powder act as very good exfoliants and can be used to remove dead skin cells which can help to restore the shine and suppleness of the skin.

Cinnamon can be used in combination with sea salt, almond oil, honey, and olive oil to soften rough skin and take advantage of the anti-oxidant properties of cinnamon.

Cleanses the Scalp

Cinnamon can nourish the scalp and can act as an exfoliating agent to stimulate the scalp and provide nourishment to hair follicles.

Plumps Skin

Cinnamon can improve fine lines by plumping the skin it is said to stimulate blood vessels and bring blood to the surface of the skin.

The skin soon plumps out and fine lines become less visible. This can even be done to plump up lips and can be used as an alternative to lip gloss.

Reduce signs of ageing

Breakdown of collagen causes the skin to lose elasticity and increases signs of ageing but cinnamon used on the skin seems to increase collagen levels for up to six hours after it is applied.

To improve complexion

Cinnamon helps to enhance skin complexion this is due to the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, It helps to prevent and fight skin infections such as eczema and also improves the quality, texture, and complexion of the skin.

As a Massage Oil

Cinnamon oil made from the leaves and not the bark improves blood circulation when used in massage oils, the nutrients in the skin increases and this improves the tone of the skin.

Note while using cinnamon

Cinnamon oil offers many health benefits but used in concentrated form it can also cause allergic reactions like swelling of the skin, hives, mouth sores and skin irritations in some cases you are advised to do a patch test before using cinnamon oil or other forms of cinnamon. Please be cautious if pregnant or unsure.

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