I've used half tea spoon because I was afraid to hurt my skin which is a little bit sensitive. I left the mask for 20min and I didn't see that much different, I felt like the small acnes have reduced but the biggest ones still the same as before. i will try one full tea spoon next time(maybe tomorrow) and see what happens. I also felt like my skin got a little bit dry
Make sure you patch test this before you try it. You could be allergic to this and I see people on this page who have experienced rashes from it and I wanted to make sure people know that isn't normal and is just an allergic reaction (probably to the cinnamon).
Also, this is VERY PAINFUL for me. I see people who don't find this painful at all and I'm not sure if that depends on the amount of acne you have or how sensitive your skin is, but as someone who has a lot of acne /and/ sensitive skin, this burns so much for the first few minutes that I have to pinch my thigh to distract myself and get thru putting it on my whole face. After the first 4-5 minutes, it stops burning as much and just throbs for the next 10 minutes or so. After that, it doesn't hurt at all and just gets stiff. I leave it on for a few hours, but as long as you aren't allergic to this I think you can leave it on for as long as you'd like.
If you have a low pain tolerance and this does hurt you, I would recommend only using this as a last resort. I consider myself to be someone with a very high pain tolerance and I still cry when I put this on.
Note that the more cinnamon you add the more painful it will be.
As far as results, I've used every other DIY I have been able to find on the internet and this is the first one that has done anything for me. I'm on my 4th day of using it and while my acne is still looking pretty bad, it's been a lot less red and the older acne scars are significantly less noticeable. I also haven't been getting any new pimples in the places where I've been applying the mixture.
I highly recommend this mask, but only if it's not painful or if you have nothing left to try.
This is working wonders on my acne. I use 1 egg and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. After I mix it I leave it in the fridge for about 20 minutes. And have it on for 30 minutes to an hour. It burns for the first 5 minutes but it's all worth it in the end. My skin has gotten smoother and my skin is getting so much better.
Day 4 had the mask on for 3hours skin feels great.. this mask is magic i have noticed the more cinnamon u ad the more it burns the less u ad 4 example 1egg 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder no burns u will experience..
Day 3 i decided to sleep with the mask on morning my skin was feeling great
Day 2 update. Today i added half a teaspoon more cinnamon to the mask and my face had a lite burn but not so bad my skin feels great i just removed the mask had it on for an hour or so pimples and black white heads are getting smaller in size yeeeeaay
I'm a young teenager and my acne is moderate but I really suggest this mask. I used it for the first time and I actually didn't feel any burning. by the next morning my face was glowing and the redness and size reduced alottttt
I've used this mask before and it was okay.. didn't see any shocking results. I do agree that it burns at first and makes your face red but usually goes away pretty easily. Well I decided to give this mask another shot since my acne has been getting pretty bad. I decided to leave the mask on for like an hour or longer.. don't do this! I don't know if it was just my skin being sensitive or what but my face was extremely red when I took the mask off, but I just assumed it would go away when I woke up the next morning like it always had...was I wrong! The redness had increased and my face hurt! It got progressively worse throughout the day and by the end of the day, I realized I had a rash all over my face, or just the parts where I put the mask. The rash itched and my face became swollen and puffy and so extremely red! It's day two of the rash as I'm typing this but I just started putting cortisone cream on it hoping it might work. Moral of the story: don't leave your mask on for too long!!!!!
The trick to this mask is patch testing it, DO NOT PUT ON YOUR WHOLE FACE if you've never tried it before. You want to make sure that you put a small amount on your cheek FIRST because everyone's skin reacts differently.
Another thing is that cinnamon will burn on any skin at first, it takes about 10 minutes for the burning sensation to go away, your skin will get red under the mask but it will go away eventually revealing soft skin.
Lastly, this actually works. I have mild acne + acne scars + sensitive skin that breaks out from just breathing.... I used it for the first time last night. I saw some of the acne bumps had already gotten smaller and my skin is not red.
I mixed half tablespoon of ground cinnamon and squeezed lemon juice enough to make a paste. I left it on overnight as a spot treatment on the affected areas.
You have to be careful when trying new products on your skin, always patch test and most importantly, BE PATIENT :)
Please be aware of cinnamon. I applied it to my face and within 5 seconds it burned my face. I washed it off and my face was burned. Cinnamon will chemically burn you and leave marks. I immediately applied aloe Vera and Manuka honey consistently to help reduce the redness. If you choose to apply cinnamon just be advised that it is a strong chemical reaction and apply a little bit. Less than a teaspoon. Don't add tablespoons that is way too much.
I've just started this mask Wednesday and I used 1 Raw egg and a lot of cinnamon. I have acne marks on my face and this mask definitely helped !! It's Friday and majority of my spots have faded dramatically no bs lol. I'm 20 yrs old & I'm light brown and acne spots are very visible bc of my skintone. This mask is magic !!! I use in the morning and before I go to bed for 1 hour. Not for sensitive skin.. will burn for like 4 mins but it wares off and your skin will be tf poppinn! ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜Š
Also I wear makeup so I clean& wash my face before I use the mask.