Mint, the well known mouth and breath freshener that is scientifically known as Mentha, has more than two dozen species and hundreds of varieties. It is an herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its remarkable medicinal properties.
The market is full of products like tooth paste, chewing gum, breath fresheners, candy and inhalers which have mint as their base element. Most of us are familiar with the refreshing application of mint, but it has far more to offer than that; it’s actually great for the skin and hair health!
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.
3. Lightens Acne Scars
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.
4.Soothe Cracked Heels
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.
5. Blackhead Remover
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.
6. Prevent Acne
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.
7. Controls Oily Skin
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 oil-free naturally glowing skin.