You can be forgiven to think we run a kitchen of some sort, in all honest we run a differently different of kitchen a skincare one that uses food to treat and maintain skin health.
I am going to call this discussion flavours in skincare.
Why flavours? the idea is to educate on why spices are not just great in your food but good for your skincare too.
I can not stress enough the importance of patch testing products before using them, especially the ones that contain some sensitising ingredients.
These ingredients can be safely used in the right dosage and for the correct skin conditions if formulated well.
My advice is to treat all skin types gently in order to protect your skin barrier.
Now to address some useful spices in skincare let’s talk cinnamon which is great for treating acne, thanks to its Antibacterial properties. It also contains antioxidants but we won’t talk about that we have powerhouses of ingredients that contain .
Cinnamon has skin lighting properties which comes in handy when trying to repair hyperpigmentation by brightening acne scars, blemishes, marks and dark spots.
On application cinnamon has a tingling sensation that helps draw oxygenated blood to the surface of the skin which in-turn gives your skin a beautiful glow.
Nutmeg is also a powerhouse skincare ingredient too, It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and astringent properties that can help brighten dull skin and even treat acne.
Clove is filled with antibacterial and antiseptic properties too. cloves contain a compound called eugenol that helps in treating acne. It fights the acne bacteria and helps in reducing swelling and redness.
Cayenne pepper is rich in vitamin C and E well known for ahelping t reduce wrinkles, dark spots, and acne scars. Cayenne pepper also has a tingling sensation when applied to the skin this stimulates blood flow which helps nutrients get to skin cells allowing for healthy, glowing skin.
Now as you can see these might seem like harsh ingredients according to the other sources due to their astringent effects but, when we compare them to the other alternative; which includes chemical peels, this particular option becomes more attractive even though it takes time and persistence to getthe results.
Yet it’s a more skin respecting substitute to treating hyperpigmentation.
Of course it goes unsaid that we add other ingredients into the mix to make sure maximum results are achieved. These include Rhassoul clay rich in magnesium silica and potassium great for detoxing even sensitive skin and fullers earth known for its brightening properties it also contains magnesium sodium and calcium.
For a full list of my zero flaws antioxidant mask check the ingredients list here.
If you suffer from Hyperpigmentation why not challenge us and try our face mask specifically created for problem skin.