Can Cinnamon Powder Help You Get Rid of Acne?
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Can Cinnamon Powder Help You Get Rid of Acne?

Jul 6, 2023

Can Cinnamon Powder Help You Get Rid of Acne?

For centuries, Cinnamon, also known as dalchini, has been used as a flavouring ingredient in our kitchen. It also has a variety of medicinal properties and has thus gained popularity as an home remedy ingredient. 

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Cinnamon for Acne is something that has been searched and advised since years.  In today’s blog, let’s look into the details for this recommendation.

Acne and pimples are the ultimate enemy for all us who seek clear skin. 

Mainly caused as a result of clogged oil glands, increase in bacteria in those oil glands and redness and pus associated with inflammation response from the body, acne can be truly distressing for people who suffer them

Medical or herbal, acne can take a long time to heal and treat. As a result, one keeps searching for the best acne treatments all the time. We believe that sometimes combining the best of both worlds can actually benefit and hence we’re here to offer some home remedies.

Cinnamon for acne can be one such option for persons seeking natural cures for acne and deep cleaning their skin.

Cinnamon powder for acne

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Is Cinnamon for acne advisable?

Cinnamon Based Home Remedies 

Can use of Cinnamon cause any side effects? 

Is Cinnamon for acne advisable?

Cinnamon for acne has various properties which help in treating acne. Some of these are its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. According to recent research, cinnamon extracts have shown the following anti-acne mechanisms and thus can help reduce acne pimples – 

Cinnamon extracts have been shown to be beneficial for mild to moderate acne treatment.

  • Cinnamon has the ability to kill microorganisms that cause the redness and pus associated with acne. This causes the number of big pimples to go down and decreases the severity of breakouts.
  • Cinnamon’s anti-inflammatory qualities help to alleviate pimple swelling and redness. It may aid in the reduction of skin inflammation, which means it may help lessen the redness and swelling associated with pimples,nodules, and other inflamed lesions. 
  • These properties of cinnamon help to minimize the appearance of acne and prevent breakouts. It both minimizes the frequency of acne lesions and excessive sebum production. Additionally, it may aid in healing acne lesions that are still open.
  • Cinnamon contains antioxidants that aid in breaking down toxins and waste products that might harm healthy cells. It may aid in the removal of debris and waste that has accumulated in open acne lesions.

Cinnamon Based Home Remedies 

Here are some cinnamon-based home remedies and face packs that can be tried to control your acne and maintain a healthy skin

  • Honey and Cinnamon for Acne 

Combined with honey’s antibacterial properties, and Cinnamon’s anti-inflammatory property this mask becomes an excellent acne-fighting tool. To make this mask, mix 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon together to make a paste. Apply this honey and cinnamon for acne over the face for 30 mins and then wash with lukewarm water. 

Cinnamon Based Home Remedies For Acne

  • Cinnamon Face Pack with Banana

A face mask made of cinnamon and banana can help nourish the skin and give it a healthy glow. Banana includes anti-inflammatory lutein and fatty acids that help treat acne. It  also contains zinc, a mineral proven to reduce acne. So the combination of these two definitely can win

To make the mask, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to 1 ripe banana and mask together to form a paste. Apply for 10 mins and wash.

  • Cinnamon Facepack with Yogurt

This face pack is good for acne with dry skin, as the lactic acid in curds helps to hydrate the skin and also causes mild exfoliation. It can even help lighten the dark spots of acne. To make this face mask, take three tablespoons of Cinnamon powder and ten tablespoons of yogurt, mix and form a paste. Apply on the face for 15 mins and wash it off with cold water.

Can use of Cinnamon cause any side effects ? 

Using cinnamon for acne is undoubtedly good. Being a natural ingredient, it doesn’t come with a lot of side effects. 

Treatments for acne

However sensitive skin types may sometimes react with different ingredients, natural or not. Thus it is possible to get burning, irritation, redness, discoloration etc with cinnamon face packs in some. It can also cause allergic reactions in a few people.

It is therefore advisable to do a small patch test ( Apply the pack/product over a small area of the skin and see after 24-48 hours) before using cinnamon-based home remedies for the full face. 

It’s always advisable to consult a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and acne treatment.

The Takeaway

Antioxidants and plant chemicals in cinnamon for acne make it a popular ingredient in skincare. It can brighten the skin, reduce pimples and even act as an anti-ageing remedy. But acne is a complex disease and most of the time requires a detailed proper approach to cause factors and management. We recommend visiting a dermatologist for a good assessment and then using home remedies under their guidance as complementary to medicines and treatments. For further recommendations and detailed treatment plans, visit us at Clear Skin Clinics, Pune. Book your appointment today. 

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.


Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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