Homemade Cinnamon Treatment For Pimples

by jomol on June 9, 2013 · 31 comments

Homemade Cinnamon Treatment For Pimples


I am currently having a bad bout of acne, I have stopped using all kinds of products, but even then, I am having breakouts 🙁 I have been trying topical ointments, but they are making my skin very dry and what’s currently helping me in keeping my acne condition under control and preventing skin from drying out is this recipe – honey and cinnamon face pack. A face treatment for pimples with two very basic ingredients that’s easily available in all households. I think its very essential to describe what these two do to fight acne.


Cinnamon is a wonderful spice that has a wonderful aroma and is used extensively in cooking.  Cinnamon has anti-bacterial properties.  It de-clogs pores.  It helps in drying out acne.  The most important property of cinnamon is that it brings blood and oxygen to the surface of the skin aiding in blood circulation.  Cinnamon can also be used along with olive oil to plump out skin because of its property to bring oxygen and blood to the surface of the skin, so if you want lips like Angeline Jolie….do I need to say more?



Honey is full of goodness and works for every kind of skin type – dry, oily, combination.  It is very moisturizing in nature.  Honey has got anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, and also possesses healing power.  Honey contains natural hydrogen peroxide which prevents bacteria.  Honey can draw out impurities from blocked pores and prevent acne.

Both cinnamon and honey are healing and anti-microbial in nature, hence they are the best combination to fight pimples naturally.

Here’s my recipe:

Ingredients Needed:

Honey and Cinnamon Face Pack

  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder (freshly ground).

How To Make:

Grind around 3 to 4 sticks of cinnamon sticks (either coarsely or finely).

Honey and Cinnamon Face Pack 2

I used a mortar and pestle to make the powder, hence there are some coarse granules in there, but these are not a bit abrasive in nature.

Honey and Cinnamon Face Pack 3

Mix in 2 tablespoons of honey into the powder and mix well.  Keep this mixture aside for around 15 minutes so that the properties of honey and cinnamon come out well.

Honey and Cinnamon Face Pack 4

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The face pack is ready and before using it on the face, do not forget to do a patch test on a small area on your face.  Since cinnamon has strong compounds that some people may be allergic to do, its mandatory to do a patch test first.

You can use this as a spot treatment or all over the face.  If you are using it as a spot treatment, you can leave it on overnight.  If using as a face pack, keep it on for 30 minutes and wash off.

I hope this remedy helps all those who want to try natural remedies to get rid of pimples 🙂

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Homemade Cinnamon Treatment For Pimples Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews.


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it may sting at first. i left it on for 1 hr and 10 min and my spot actually wentealy down. repeat the process again and its gone!!!!!!! i recomend this way for removing pimples.

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NehaS June 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Hey thanks Jomol for this 🙂 *thankyou*
I wanted something for my pimples but i am bit scared of cinnamon *scared* . Isn’t it hard for sensitive skin?? *scared* *shock*


jomol June 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

Neha, doing a patch test on your skin is a must, some people may be sensitive to the strong compounds in cinnamon and may develop a reaction.


NehaS June 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

Okay thanks 🙂


neha June 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

*woot* *woot* *woot* wow jomol this is awesommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


jomol June 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

Thanks Neha *happydance* *happydance*


Barsha June 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Does it remove pimple scars?


jomol June 10, 2013 at 9:27 am

It does lighten acne scars when used over a period of time Barsha 🙂


Misha June 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

awesome post Jomol!!! *clap* *clap* *clap* beautiful clicks….i love the wooden ladle 🙂
n m in dilli…super excited about tomoro 😀


Sanjeev June 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Super nervous about tomorrow *silence* *silence*


Barsha June 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Kyu? Kal kya h? :O


Vidhi V June 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Me too reached Delhi! *happy dance* *happy dance*


jomol June 10, 2013 at 9:27 am

Thanks Misha and best of luck for today, Enjoy *happy dance* *happydance*


Barsha June 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Aaj kya h jomo di?


saloni..!! June 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm

great diy Jomol di *happydance* my skin is acne prone so always need these tips *happy dance* *happy dance* i will try this today itself before going to sleep *hifive* and *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou*


jomol June 10, 2013 at 9:27 am

Saloni….do try and let me know *happydance*


nj June 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm

yes cinammon and nutmeg both work great with honeey/milk mix to form paste. my pimples scars have lightened a lot in 3 weeks time.

For cystic/pus filled acne not sure if it work ?


Barsha June 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

(Nutmeg+Cinnmn+honey+milk) aise ya (cinnmn+honey); (nutmeg+milk) alag alag..aise? @nj


jomol June 10, 2013 at 9:28 am

Thanks Nj 🙂

Barsha, nutmeg can be added to honey + cinnamon *announce*


shami June 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I tried this some two months back jomol!! but this pack didn’t suit my sensitive + acne prone skin *nababana* *nababana* *nababana* .. my skin became red after using this pack.. as you said Patch test is a must!!!


jomol June 10, 2013 at 9:29 am

Shami, cinnamon has some strong agents, might not suit everyone or sensitive skin 🙁


Astha June 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm

super post Jomol di, I remember my grandmother used to rub cinnamon on a stone slab and put the paste on my break outs!! It used to work amazing!!! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*


jomol June 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

Astha *hifive* *hifive*


Swati June 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm

this sounds fantastic! will try it out 🙂


jomol June 10, 2013 at 9:42 am

Swati…..sure do try it out *happydance*


neetu June 9, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I used the same concoction for lip plumping know.. *hifive* never knew it works for acne also.. *duh* *thankyou* dear nw I will use it on face too.. *puchhi*


jomol June 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

Yeah, it plumps up lips nicely Neetu *happydance*


ruchika June 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Hey Jomol. Nice article. I’m using sebamed clear face gel and foaming gel and the results are really good. Try it once of you haven’t used it yet and for acne scars epiduo gel of gladerma is superb. I hope it will help.


Vidhi V June 9, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Super DIY! I shall pass this on to my sister! *thankyou* Jomol


Rati June 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm

jomol, brilliant post and absolutely brilliant photography!!! :))


Shireen June 11, 2013 at 11:36 am

Jomol, I totally sympathise with you. I am an acne sufferer since years and know how frustrating it can be when the pimples just refuse to dry out even when you stop using all products..good that this home remedy for acne has worked for you. Mint is my personal favorite when it comes to pimples and facial redness


medha September 11, 2013 at 5:19 pm

yess it does wonders to the skin!.its a powerful antioxidant.


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