Winter is finally here in LA, even though it was like 70 degrees today. But with Winter comes drier weather that can damage your pretty little punam. How do we protect ourselves? Moisture, moisture, moisture and maybe a little acne prevention.
Prevention is the name of the game. That’s why facial masks are so very important. And even more important is knowing exactly what’s on your face. Thanx to my bestie, Sasha Sloan-Dizack, I made a super simple, super effective cinnamon honey mask. It’s exactly like it sounds…
1/4 Tbs of cinnamon and 1/8 cup of honey
Cinnamon isn’t just insanely delish in your coffee, try it, it also helps decrease the effects of acne. Acne is many different things for different people but overall it’s bacterial colonization, swelling, and a breakdown of keratin. Of course cinnamon does something to combat this horrible affliction we all know so well. Specifically, it acts as an antibacterial, an anti-inflammatory (reduces swelling), and is an antioxidant (yay electrons!). Thus helping your skin stay health.
Then there is honey, my favorite beauty product. It’s an antibacterial and heals wounds pretty well, it boosts your natural glow, and it’s also an antioxidant which helps your skin look young forever dahhhling!
Mix them together…
Put on a cute robe you don’t mind covering in cinnamon honey. It will get EVERYWHERE! Be ready. My rug will never be the same. I left the mask on for about 15 minutes.
Then I moisturized with my favorite facial cream, Gentry + Hicks. I’m a little biased, this is my product. It’s natural and insanely moisturizing!
Then live your life and continue with your day!!! I want to hear all about your process, maybe you even have some tips for me.
February 1st was more than just the first day of Black history month, it was my little sister’s birthday. She’s a spectacular author and creative genius. I don’t think my parents intended on having three creative kids, it couldn’t have been easy. Anyway, I decided to make her a tasty snicker doodley treat, but didn’t have a ton of, from scratch, time. So, I headed to the store and bought a Duncan Hines white boxed cake. All the cake purists are clutching their pearls, well relax those clenched fingers. It was pretty simple, super fast, and delish. I did all the box stuff like usual, 3 eggs, oil, water…easy peasy. I then added 2 table spooks of cinnamon, more if you feel like it, a pinch of sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla. Bake as normal. I decided to use a cream cheese frosting. Of course I went prepackaged, I know guys, I know. I used two containers of frosting put them in my handy kitchen aid mixer and added one teaspoon of cinnamon. The final product was AMAZING! In a pinch a box cake can be just as meaningful as a scratch cake. My sister was still ecstatic, she may have had three pieces.
Fall, I welcome you with your changing leaves and pending cold. You bring cinnamon seasoned pastries, family gatherings, and time off of work. The days may be shorter, the nights longer, but we can still appreciate a breathtaking sunset. Even if it happens at 4:30.