bye bye Acne


Check out my awesome DIY tightening skin mask using ingredients from your kitchen! Great for acne or acne prone skin!

Nutmeg is an acne-prone gal’s best friend because it has natural astringent properties that are HEAVILY sought by anyone who suffers from hormonal or cystic acne. Nutmeg can also help out with dry skin, because it’s extremely moisturizing and exfoliation.

You can buy whole nutmegs and grind them in a pepper mill to solidify the pureness or purchase organic nutmeg from literally any grocery store. The cost is minimal, but the health benefits are excessive!

1. Nutmeg Acne Exfoliating Cleanser

This is by far one of the best things I’ve ever done to my face. I use this exfoliating cleanser at least three times a week in the evening after completely taking off my make-up. This is THE cleanser for anyone that has pimples under their skin.

2 ounces of raw honey
1 tablespoon of baking soda
2 drops of clove oil
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1-2 drops of Lemon Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar (optional)

Mix the baking soda into the raw honey and add your clove oil to make the paste spreadable. I use lemon juice to break up my mixture even more and give any dark spots leftover from acne some extra help. Next add a teaspoon of nutmeg and massage into your skin for at least 2 minutes. Your face will feel warm and slightly tingly because the nutmeg is getting deep into your pores, treating the deeper layers of your skin. Rinse with lukewarm water and prepare to fend off anyone with a sweet tooth: Your face will smell delicious for the next few hours.

2. Nutmeg Spot Treatment
This is the ultimate natural spot treatment to make in your kitchen. So many sources have variations of this recipe — and that’s because it really does work! Combine cinnamon and nutmeg and an equal part of raw honey. Then add several drops of lemon juice. Using this overnight works wonders, but I tend to apply this treatment when I have a few hours to kill at my house because sleeping in this scar treatment will definitely give you sticky pillows.

3. Nutmeg Toning Cleanser
Nutmeg restores moistures whilst stimulating dull skin and promoting a bright, toned complexion, which can reduce the signs of ages. This DIY face cleanser recipe in particular from Crunch Betty provides incredible results. I use coconut milk and nutmeg and rub onto a make-up free face for a few minutes. Organic whole milk is a great substitute if you are dairy-friendly, but coconut milk provides additional health benefits in addition to the lactic acid that promotes supple skin.