During summer skin- related problems tends to go up. Mint is an amazingly refreshing, cooling and soothing herb that is used not only for its captivating aroma to flavor foods but it is also a popular ingredient in herbal shampoo, conditioner, face wash etc. It has miraculous beauty uses. It can be used to address a variety of skin issues like sun burn, rashes, tan, blackheads, acne and other summer skin issues as it contains menthol. Loaded with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antioxidant properties and rich in vitamin A, B complex and C, it can be used as cleanser, moisturizer, and toner, astringent in your beauty applications. Here are 10 simple ways to use mint’s cooling effect to sooth your skin and enhance your beauty when temperature is soaring high.
1. Mint And Honey Face Pack For Acne And Acne Scars
Mint leaves have astringent properties that can help to tighten the pores, fade acne scars and Being excellent source of salicylic acid, mint is highly effective for treating acne prone skin.
15-20 fresh mint leaves
Grind few fresh mint leaves and add honey to make a smooth paste. Apply the paste on your face and allow it work for 2o minutes. Wash off using cool water. Along with cleansing impurities from the skin, it will shrink the pores and reduce oil secretion and reduce acne. Regular use of this method will reduce acne flare up and also shrink the existing pimples. If you have very oily skin add 1tbsp. gram flour to mint paste and apply.
2. Mint And Sandalwood Powder Face Pack For Sun Tanned Skin
Frequent sun exposure during summer makes skin susceptible to tanning and darkening. Skin loses its natural color and often gets uneven dark patches, skin discoloration, age spots, skin pigmentation and wrinkles. Treat your burnt skin with this cooling mint and aromatic skin lightening sandalwood. Mint will help to calm and cool the irritated skin. Adding sandal wood powder which has anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties to mint paste will further aid in healing dry, damaged and tanned skin. The pack will lighten the spots and enhance the color of your skin also.
A handful of fresh mint leaves
1tbsp. sandalwood powder
1tbsp. rose water
Grind a handful of fresh mint leaves to make a smooth paste adding 1tbsp. rose water. Add 1tbsp. sandalwood powder to the paste; mix well and apply all over your face to remove sun tan and brighten up the skin. After 15-20 minutes, wash off with cool water.
3. Mint And Yogurt Face Pack For Glowing Skin
Mint leaves are high in antioxidants, vitamin A and C and also vitamin B complex which help to brighten up the skin. Applications of this mint face pack will not only help to let your skin glow but will also help to reduce eye puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
10-15 fresh mint leaves
1tbsp. gram flour
1tbsp. plain yogurt
For making this mint face pack, crush few mint leaves; add gram flour and yogurt 1tbsp. each. Apply this pack on your entire face and neck and wash off after 20 minutes with cold water.
4. Mint Face Pack For Skin Toning
Mint leaves are extremely soothing to the skin and high in several nutrients that act as an excellent toner for the skin. The astringent property helps to keep skin oil-free and aids in reducing acne and blemishes.
One cup mint leaves
2 cups filtered water
Boil 2 cups of water and add one cup of shredded mint leaves in it and simmer it till the water reduce to 1cup.cover the mixture and allow the leaves to brew, until it cools down. Store the mixture in a spray bottle in refrigerator and use when required.
5. Mint And Cucumber Cooling Face Pack For Inflamed Skin
Here is refreshing and skin brightening face pack for inflamed skin in summers. Excessive heat, pollution, sweat attracts lot of dirt and grime to your skin and makes it dark and dull and often causes redness and dark spots.
A handful of mint leaves
5-6 pieces of peeled cucumber
1tsp. honey (optional)
Grind together mint leaves and cucumber pieces to get a paste like consistency. Add honey if your skin is too dry. Apply this pack on your face and leave it to work for 20 minutes and then rinse off. This pack will bring a cooling effect on your inflamed and burned skin; mint leaves will also work as good exfoliator to remove dead skin cells, reduce redness of the skin along with revealing a fresh glow to your face.