Cinnamon to cure acne

Cinnamon has properties that can heal and cure acne. The occurrence of pimples and acne is further reduced due to the presence of lemon juice in this face pack. Lemon juice fights bacteria and also reduces acne spots. Regular application of this mask can give you acne free skin.

Cinnamon – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Cinnamomum verum
  • English – Cinnamon
  • Hindi – Dalchini
  • Sanskrit – Darusita/ Tvak
  • Malayalam – Karuvapatta
  • Bengali – Daroochini
  • Tamil – Lavangapattai
  • Kannada – Lavanga chakke
  • Telugu – Dalchina chekka


This treatment is suitable for all skin types.


DIY – Cinnamon and lemon face pack to cure acne

  • 2 tsps Lemon juice
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  1. You will need 1 stick of Ceylon cinnamon (cassia may also work but I prefer Ceylon variety) and half a lemon to squeeze enough juice.
  2. Break cinnamon into small pieces and place in a blender.
  3. Blend for a few minutes to make a fine powder.
  4. Take one teaspoon of this powder in a bowl to make mixing easy.
  5. Now squeeze half a lemon into the powder till you have about 2 teaspoons of the juice.
  6. Mix well. Add water if required.
  7. Your acne treatment pack is now ready. Apply this on the affected areas. You can also apply it on your full face and neck to prevent future outbreaks.

Do not add too much lemon juice or it might sting.

This pack is gentle and can be used once or twice a week depending on the severity of acne. You can also apply this if you have acne on your back.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.