Beauty, Skin Care

Honey And Cinnamon For Skin Lightening

Learn how to use honey and cinnamon for skin lightening at home the right way before even trying it! There are many benefits of honey and cinnamon for the skin but there are also side effects that you need to be aware of. Read on to discover how to use both ingredients to lighten your skin naturally at home fast.

Note: People with skin allergies should refrain from using home remedies without contacting a skincare professional first or at least get a skin patch test just to be safe.

Honey And Cinnamon For Skin Lightening

Honey And Cinnamon For Skin Lightening

Combining honey and cinnamon together causes a chemical effect where the trace amount of hydrogen peroxide found in honey is activated. Applying the mixture on your skin or face right away after mixing regularly is very effective in causing a bleaching effect. this remedy can also be used to lighten your hair as well.


  • 1 Teaspoon Of Raw Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Of Organic Ground Cinnamon

Preparation & Application:

Mix both of your ingredients to form a paste, make sure your honey is raw and you are only using organic cinnamon, or else this remedy will not work. I recommend getting facial steam before using this mask. You can do this at home by boiling a pot of water and emptying it into a clean bowl, place a towel over your head and lower your face over the bowl. Sit in that position for 5 minutes.

Now dry your face with a towel and using your fingertips, apply the mask, massage it into your skin for a minute or two. Make sure to avoid around your eyes and other sensitive parts of your skin. Leave the mask on for up to 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water. Repeat this remedy 3-4 times per week for best results.

Benefits Of Honey & Cinnamon For Skin

Honey helps hydrate and moisturize dry skin, applying honey regularly to your skin can also help fade scars and reduce sebum production in the skin. Due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, honey is great for treating wounds and speeding tissue regeneration. Cinnamon is known to increase blood flow in the skin and dries out the skin therefore it is very effective on acne-prone skin types.

Due to its antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, and astringent properties, cinnamon can be effective in treating rough skin, shrinking pores, lighten the skin, remove blemishes, dark spots and rid your skin of acne scars.

Side Effects Of Honey And Cinnamon On Skin

Cinnamon is very effective in treating common skin problems but it can also cause unwanted side effects for many people. People with sensitive skin can experience skin burn, rashes, and hives after using cinnamon oil or cinnamon powder on the skin. It is recommended to apply a bit of cinnamon oil or powder on your skin and wait for 24 hours for signs of redness, swelling, or itching before using it on your face.

Honey is usually safe to use on the skin and there have been very few complaints or side effects caused by honey on the skin. With that being said, apply this remedy on your skin and wait 24 hours before applying it to your face just to be sure.


There you go! You now know about this powerful honey and cinnamon for skin lightening remedy that you can start using at home. If you liked this post, please share it with your friends and also take a moment to follow me on Pinterest for more helpful Skin Care Tips, weight loss tips, detox tips, dieting tips, and nutrition tips.