Face Mask: Honey & Cinnamon
This face mask was designed with pollution in mind. Pollution means that we need a skin remedy that fights the inevitable bacteria sitting on our face all day and is kind to our skin. We wanted to create something natural and organic that scrubbed out the dirt and grime, and soothed the little blemishes that kept cropping up. At BUMI we swear by this concoction, and apply it 3 times a week.
Warming Ceylon cinnamon brings your blood to the surface (read our blog about cinnamon), working with organic coffee and jojoba esters to scrub the dirt away and cleanse your pores with its antiseptic properties. Local raw honey (read more here) offers antimicrobial benefits as well as being highly moisturising, and has been used for thousands of years as a staple skin remedy. This is why we end up leaving the mask on for so long; the longer you leave it, the softer your skin will feel afterwards! Did we mention that coffee has been said to plump up your skin and improve fine lines? Well, you heard it here first!
Needless to say, the ingredients are 100% natural and organic where possible. As is happens, and due to the nature of beekeeping, it's difficult to say if honey is truly organic, but we have sourced our honey locally, here in London.
Raw Honey**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter)*, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cinnamomum zeylancium (Cinnamon) powder*, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) grounds*, Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol (Vitamin e)*, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl alcohol
* Certified organic
Wet your face with warm water. Take a generous scoop of mask into the palm of your hand, and blend with water until the consistency is easy to spread. Massage into your face, avoiding the eye area and focusing on any the problem areas. If mask falls off, add more water. Leave on for 15 minutes (can be left longer).
Rinse off with warm water.