Mint is used to refer to the genus of strongly scented herbs. It is a type of plant with small green leaves. Mint is a highly beneficial plant and is used in different ways to use its benefits as much as possible. In many countries around the world, including India, mint leaves and stems are included in cooking and adding flavor to dishes.
Mint is also a great herb when it comes to skin care. It is one of those ingredients that you will regularly find in various skin care products like moisturizers, cleansers, conditioners, shampoos and even lip balms! You will find it included in many ingredient tables of various products. Some of these names could be ‘Mint’, ‘Mentha’, ‘Mentha piperita’ etc. Mint leaves are great for the skin and this is one of the reasons why they are extensively used in various skin care products.
Though mint is used in various forms in cooking, not many people are aware that mint is a great herb for curing many of your skin related problems. This herb is a great way of soothing and looking after your skin, without any side effects, and with guaranteed results. Here are a few ways in which you can use the mint plant for your skin:
Mint is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, using mint juice on the skin can help soothe mosquito bites and other irritations. It also helps to soften and calm dry or itchy skin.
Apply mint oil to your hair 3-4 times every week. Massage nicely and keep it on for 30 minutes (before a shower). Doing this will help get rid of lice, as mint is a natural repellent for insects. Do this regularly for a few weeks or months to completely remove any traces of lice from the hair.
Take some oats and mix it with mint juice. Scrub your skin with this solution to remove dead skin cells. Doing this will also hydrate and moisturize your skin. Not just that, this is also a great way to remove or lighten pimple marks.
Use mint leaves by boiling them in water and soaking your feet in it. This helps soothe cracked heels, removes odour and makes heels soft. Not only this, the warm aroma of the leaves will help calm your nerves and senses, and help you relax.
Apply a paste of mint leaves on blackhead-affected areas and wash off after 15 minutes. Using mint for skin helps in getting rid of blackheads too.
Salicylic acid present in mint helps in curing acne. Make a paste of mint leaves and natural rose water and apply this on your face. Clean off after 20 minutes. Doing this regularly helps in getting rid of stubborn acne.
Using mint leaves for skin controls oiliness as it contains Vitamin A. It rejuvenates and refreshes the skin making it bright and soft! Using mint will be your natural way of getting the oil-free naturally glowing skin.
Crushed mint leaves when applied to your forehead help relieve a headache and make you feel fresh!