*disclaimer:  this facial is not meant to treat, cure or prevent acne or any other skin problem.  the author/creator of this post [erikakey] or host of this blog [bloggymoms] do not claim responsibility for any adverse reaction that you may encounter.  consumer applies mask at own risk and by applying mask you are acknowledging that you are aware that mask may burn skin, irritate eyes, cause redness, itchiness and peeling.  if any of these reactions occur, rinse mask off with water, pat with dry face towel and apply soothing moisturizer once face has air dryed.  i have mentioned severe/worse case scenario.   by experimenting with at-home facial, consumer accepts all responsibility and revokes any right to take legal action against either the author of blog/webhost.* 
burn baby burn
it's a home-made
cinnamon facial
[a black head removal technique]
are you wondering why my face looks like i have mud on it?  well, it's not mud.  at the time, i would have much rather had mud on my face believe me.  this my friends is what i call the "burn baby burn" facial.  here are the ingredients:
1T cinnamon
1T brown sugar
1T sea salt 
1T olive oil
1T lime juice
1/2 T milk
in a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients 
work into a paste
put onto face like a mask
let dry [if it burns, only wear for as long as you can possibly stand]
rinse, cleanse using normal routine; may repeat once a week
oh friends, i would love to hear your experience after trying this facial.  my first time trying this facial i did not use milk.  i thought i was going to cry.  the above picture was taken literally 5 seconds before i was about to lose it.  after i snapped the picture, i threw my face in the running shower, i didn't care that my entire shirt was getting wet in the shower, my face was on fire.  if you look closely, under my eyes, where the mask is you can see the redness, and you can see it near my lip and on my chin.  it burned like crazy!  my skin was BEET red for almost 2 hours!  it's the cinnamon.  the next time i did the facial, i added milk [my sister's suggestion] and it was much better.  she also suggested adding honey, but i didn't have any.  
i will admit, the blemishes i did have were not as noticeable the following day so the cinnamon, salt and lime did do their job in that aspect.  my skin also felt tighter and thanks to the olive oil it was soft.  i was very happy with that.  home facials are very beneficial as far as knowing exactly what is in them as well.  it's a nice feeling.  
  so, don't let the burning scare you off.  hey, it smells really good.  it's better than the egg facial.  i can't do that one.  ick.  that's just down right deeee-ssscusting.  [i think i threw up a little in my mouth just thinking about it] 
and on that note i say toodle-oooh
happy anniversary to my hubster tony; 9 years ago today, you became my mister...you're my happily ever after...

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Comment by Queen of the Couch on September 9, 2011 at 4:38pm
I am so going to try this out!!

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