Lesser-Known Uses Of Mint For Skin Care. Read On

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Bhubaneswar: Mint or ‘Pudina’ is one of the most common ingredients found in herbal skincare products, shampoos, and conditioners. Mint leaves offer a myriad of skin benefits thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Given below are different ways of using mint leaves for better, glowing skin.

  • For acne:

Mint is rich in salicylic acid – used in the treatment of chronic and persistent acne. 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 will not only cure acne keeping your skin cool and oil-free in the summer.

  • 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.

  • For Exfoliation:

Mix a tablespoon of oatmeal with mint juice to make a scrub. Apply on face and scrub away to remove dead cells and unclog those stubborn pores.

  • For Pimples and Acne Marks:

Add mint juice to one tablespoon 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.

  • Toning: 

Yes, you can make use mint as a toner. 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.

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