Beyond the Christmas cake: Beauty benefits of cinnamon

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If you want to achieve the famous (or infamous – you decide) Kylie Jenner pout, mix a tiny bit of cinnamon with Vaseline or lip balm and apply it to your lips. After a few minutes – voila! You'll have instantly fuller lips. Just make sure that you don't apply it without a "buffering layer" of lip balm or Vaseline because it might irritate your skin if it's used on its own.

Some studies suggest that cinnamon essential oil works as a hair growth stimulant. One way to try this out is by giving your hair a cinnamon masque every few weeks. Mix two tablespoons of cinnamon and honey with either coconut or olive oil and apply the mixture to your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing and washing your hair. However, make sure to do a "patch test" or consult your doctor before considering this treatment, especially if you have a sensitive scalp.

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