As summer sets in and skin-related anxiety levels go up, we bring you the many benefits of mint leaves for your skin.
Probably the most under exploited in home-made face packs, mint is a popular ingredient in most herbal face washes, shampoos and conditioners. Known for its many therapeutic properties, you’re going to want this magic ingredient in your closet to treat everything from mosquito bites, acne and dry skin to blackheads and tan, this summer. What’s more, mint’s cooling effect is just the thing you need to soothe your nerves on a hot day even if your skin isn’t acting up.
5 Mint (Pudina) Face Packs for Common Skin Problems
#1 Mint face pack for acne: Mint is rich in salicylic acid – used in the treatment of chronic and persistent acne. So if those expensive treatments are way out of your budget or if chemicals aren’t quite you’re thing, you’re on the right page.
- All you need to do is crush a bunch of mint leaves or grind them.
- Add enough rose water to make a paste.
- Apply the mint leaves face pack on your acne and leave on overnight.
- This is not only great for the cure and prevention of acne, it also takes care of keeping your skin cool and oil-free in the summer.
#2 Mint leaves for dry and itchy skin: Mint’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent ingredient in the treatment of everything from cuts, wounds and mosquito bites to dry and itchy skin.
- Just grind mint leaves and squeeze the juice out of them to apply on face or the problem parts.
- It should instantly soothe any itching or burning.
#3 Mint face pack for exfoliation:
- Apply on face and scrub away to remove dead cells and unclog those stubborn pores.
- If you’re planning to step out a lot this summer, you’re going to need a power pack like this to make sure you get the dirt and grime off everyday!
- Plus, it’s super easy to make and takes no time at all.
#4 Mint leaves face mask for pimples and acne marks:
- Add mint juice to one table spoon of fuller’s earth (multani mitti) and tomato juice.
- Make a paste and apply on face to treat pimples, acne marks, and blemishes. This is also an excellent combination for tan removal – another thing to be prepared for on your summer holiday.
- The only thing you need to bear in mind with this combination is that fuller’s earth tends to dry the skin, so make sure to follow up with Olay Moisturizing Lotion.
#5 Mint juice as toner: Yes, you can make your very own toner. How cool is that?
- All you have to do is take a bunch of mint leaves and boil them in water.
- Strain the leaves from the water when ready and allow to cool.
- You now have your homemade toner to keep the skin fresh, firm and oil-free in the summer.
Mint leaves come with a host of benefits that can’t possibly be explored in one page. Using a mint face wash along with these simple, homemade mint recipes should be more than enough to keep your skin feeling fresh all summer.