Things I didn’t think I’d have to deal with anymore once I became an adult:
Turns out I was wrong. Way wrong.
- Drama knows know age limit. Cool.
- I was put under curfew mere weeks ago thanks to the Charlotte Protests.
- I still have acne. At thirty freaking years old.
I honestly didn’t think I’d be buying acne face wash alongside my wrinkle cream. I mean, does that even seem fair? I don’t think so.
I get those deep-rooted-painful-monster-cystic-breakouts. And besides being totally unsightly (hello, horns growing out of your face) before you manage to kill them, they also always leave me with super attractive dark spots: acne scars.
Enter: The Marry Mask
The mask so good you’ll want to marry it.
DIY Face mask for Acne Scars:
What you’ll need:
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1/2 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon Nutmeg
Full disclosure: I typically eyeball the ingredients. The more nutmeg, the better exfoliator. The more cinnamon, the more it’ll burn.
What to do:
Mix all your ingredients together in a small dish or ramekin then spread evenly on your skin. Avoid your eye area.
For best results, you’re meant to do the mask about twice a week for twenty minutes at a time. It might burn a little, so obviously take it off whenever you feel like you can’t take it anymore.
I typically like to do the mask at night because I do experience some residual redness for a little while after I remove the mask. Don’t worry, it goes away.
Obvious disclosure that I’ll regret if I don’t post: if you’re allergic to any of these products, be smart and don’t smear them all over your face.
HONEY is naturally antibacterial so it works well for acne treatment and prevention. It’s also hugely moisturizing and soothing, so your skin will be left with a beautiful natural glow. It’s also packed full of antioxidants so it’s great for anti-aging! Betcha didn’t know all that!
CINNAMON cures acne. That’s right, it gets rid of pimples. It’s also a great complexion enhancer and alleviates fine lines while also soothing dry skin.
NUTMEG is anti-fungal and full of antioxidants. It heals acne, fights skin infections (yummy), and will leave you with healthy, glowing skin. My favorite part? It acts as an awesome exfoliator when you scrub the mask off!
I’m always totally skeptical of these types of things. You know, those HUGE CLAIM OMG WHY HAVEN’T YOU BEEN DOING THIS ALL YOUR LIFE kinds of posts.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried something from pinterest and thought halfway through I must be on candid camera somewhere because now I’m sitting here with a random collection of crap on my face for what seems to be no apparent reason. Does anyone else ever feel like Pinterest is one big practical joke sometimes? Just me? Oh.
So when this mask made it onto my radar, I was hugely wary and pretty certain it would be like every other mask I’ve tried: a total waste of time. So trust me when I tell you, if you do this mask regularly (once/twice a week), you’ll see results.
That’s the thing, though. This isn’t a one-time fix-all kind of thing. So just keep that in mind.
Now go and rub a random assortment of kitchen products on your face and report in.