Mint is the common ingredient from our kitchen. But do you know this ingredient is used in lots of cleansers, moisturizers, toners and even in shampoo.
Mint is rich menthol and has abundant amount of anti-bacterial properties. When we tend to face many skin problems then mint is one ingredient, you can count upon to come to your rescue.
This ingredient usually claims to have a cooling effect, but besides this, it has myriad benefits for skin and hair. In this article, we are going to explore various benefits of mint.
Benefits Of Mint For Skin
1. Treats Acne
Mint has strong anti-bacterial properties. It also contains salicylic acid. These both ingredients work best for your acne. If you have tried many things for your acne, but still they are not working. Then simply, apply this mask to your face.
Grind some mint leaves and make a smooth paste. Then squeeze some lemon into it and apply this paste on your acne.
2. Tones Your Skin
Mint is a mild astringent which can be used to tone your skin. This ingredient removes all the dirt and grime from your face. Hydrates your skin as well as locks the moisture. And also tightens up your pores.
All you need is just some mint leaves. Boil some water and add mint leaves into it. Let the water gets the extract of mint. cool it down for some minutes. And then store in spray bottle and use day and night.
3. Brightens Up
Mint has extremely cooling and soothing effect on your skin. When applied to skin it soothes your skin and allows it to relax. It also calms and acts on your blemishes. Hence, brightens up your skin.
10-15 mint leaves
Grind some mint leaves. Then add 1/2 tbsp of honey and make a smooth paste. Apply this mixture to your face.
4. Get Rid Of Blackheads
Blackheads form when dirt and oil settle down into pores and clog them. As we mentioned above mint keeps pores clean and tightens up the pores. Hence, this could prevent your acne and any breakout. And the pores wouldn’t clog.
5. Rejunevates Your skin
The topical application of mint can boost blood circulation. This ingredient is also rich in anti-oxidants which keeps your skin nourished and healthy.
6. Slows Down Aging
As mint leaves nourishes and hydrates your skin. Ensures to keep your skin healthy and slows down aging. As lack of hydration is the main reason fine lines and wrinkles.
And mint hydrates your face as well as improves the blood circulation which makes our skin healthy.
Mint Face Packs
1. Tomato, Mint & Multani Mitti Facepack
- 1 Tsp Tomato juice
- Mint juice
- Multani Mitti ( Fuller’s Earth).
Apply this paste to your face. And also, you can use this for removing tan from your body. Its very helpful. As tomato is natural bleaching agent. Fights cellular damage.
Multani mitti ( Fuller’s Earth) is known to fight acne and pimples. Also removes excess oil and sebum. Treats tanning and pigmentation etc.
2. Hydrating Mask
- 1 Tsp Yoghurt
- Mint leaves.
- 1Tsp Fullers Earth/ Orange peel Powder.
Grind some mint leaves and make a smooth paste. Add yogurt and mix it well. And add Multani Mitti powder of orange peel powder. You can add anyone out of this as per your convenience. This mask hydrates your skin a lot. Try out this face pack twice in a week for better results.
3. Oily Skin Pack
- Multani Mitti
- Mint Leaves
Grind some mint leaves according to your face. Then add honey, Multani Mitti and milk to this pack. Stir the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Apply this mixture to your face. And wash it off after 20 minutes. You can use this pack according to your oily face.
The honey and milk together in this pack will help to retain your skin moisture. Multani M
4. Rose & Honey Face Pack
- tbsp of Rose Water
- Mint Leaves
- 1/2 tbsp of Honey
Grind mint leaves. Mix all the above ingredients and make a smooth paste. Leave it on for 20 minutes. And wash your face. You can use this face pack twice a week. This could be great for normal skin people.
Rose water refines your pores, hydrates your skin and controls acne. It is always gentle on your skin. And with a combination of honey, it tones your skin, improves complexion and keeps your skin hydrated.
5. Oats, Milk, Honey, Mint and Cucumber Scrub
- 1 tbsp of oats.
- 2 tbsp of Milk
- 1 tbsp of Honey
- Small Cucumber
Grind some oats and mint leaves. Place it in a bowl, add honey and grated cucumber. Add milk and make a scrub texture. Stir it well and apply on your face. Scrub in circular motions and then wash it off. Pat dry your face and feel cool and relaxed.
1. To Get Rid Of Dandruff
- 10-15 Mint Leaves
- 2 tbsp of Yogurt
Dandruff is very common to all. Every winter we get dandruff. And there are phenomenon ways to treat dandruff. Here is the one. All you need is, grind some mint leaves and make a smooth paste. Add some