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Gingerbread Face Mask

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Until next time beauty lovers!

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With so much love,

Alexandra, xo

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply Meredith

    I love this! Can’t wait to try it Lex!! Thanks:)

    December 11, 2015 at 9:07 pm
    • Reply aetten00@leeu.edu

      Yay! I hope you love it Mer!

      December 12, 2015 at 1:18 am
  • Reply Shaguna and Kaylee

    Ah! I love how Christmas-y this is! I’m going to make this as stocking stuffers!

    December 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm
    • Reply aetten00@leeu.edu

      What a great idea! I might do that too! Merry Christmas!

      December 12, 2015 at 1:24 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    Sounds awesome! I bet it smells amazing!

    December 11, 2015 at 11:43 pm
    • Reply aetten00@leeu.edu

      OMGsh the smell is definitely my favorite part! 🙂

      December 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Lindsey Elyse

    Mmmm this sounds awesome! I’m actually planning to make gingerbread cookies today too- so maybe I’ll just have to give this a go!

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

    December 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm
    • Reply aetten00@leeu.edu

      I hope ya like it!

      December 12, 2015 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Luce

    Oh wow, this looks amazing! I love the smell of Christmassy spices too – will definitely need to give it a try 🙂 x

    December 12, 2015 at 9:50 pm
    • Reply aetten00@leeu.edu

      Oh yay!! I’m so glad you like it! Let me know how it works out and Merry Christmas! 🙂

      December 12, 2015 at 9:51 pm

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