I LOVE the holiday season!! Some of my favorite reasons are the gingerbread cookies, the sugar cookies, the shortbread cookies, candy canes, Christmas truffles, apple cider, hot coco… okay so basically all the sweets I get to indulge in, “because it’s Christmas.”
What I don’t love is the acne that comes with my sugar plum dreams. Luckily I discovered a quick fix a few years ago to help say bye bye to those nasty blemishes and help soothe my winter skin.
And it’s all organic and can be thrown together with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
The best part? It smells like gingerbread cookies. You’re welcome.
What you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons of molasses
- a pinch of ginger
- a pinch of cinnamon
- a dash of nutmeg
Let’s break it down to what this stuff actually does for your skin.
Molasses is one of the best natural acne fighters out there. This probably has something to do with the large amounts of antioxidants molasses carries. It’s also a humectant due to the sugar it contains, which means it’ll help add moisture to dry skin.
Ginger and cinnamon are also great acne fighters as well because of their antiseptic properties!
I added the nutmeg for the smell if I’m being honest. I LOVE THE SMELL OF NUTMEG!
Add all of the ingredients in an airtight jar and mix well. To use apply to skin, preferably after a shower right after your pores are opened and your skin is clean.
I leave mine on for about 15 minutes for a quick organic skin mask.
And it is as simple as that! Shelf life is typically 2 weeks in the fridge. This also makes a great DIY gift.
Until next time beauty lovers!
With so much love,