Honey and Cinnamon
Who knew a delicious sounding treat could fight against pimples, zits, and blackheads?
Honey is a natural antibacterial agent made up of sugar and water. The sugar and water molecules bind to each other so tightly that few water molecules are left over to bind with nearby bacteria, inhibiting their growth.Since one of acne’s causes is an overgrowth of bacteria, many home remedies include honey to tamp that growth back down to normal levels. Honey is also also useful in home acne remedies because it provides your skin with natural nourishment and moisture, unlike some commercial acne products that can by drying.
So how does cinnamon come into play? Like honey, cinnamon has anti-microbial properties and can halt the growth of bacteria and fungi. In fact, cassia cinnamon is used in topical remedies such as skin liniments and suntan lotion.