Mint Leaves Do Miracles on Your Face

Looking good is what every woman craves for. Rather than visiting costly parlors, you could look stunning with everyday ingredients used at home. As the harsh summer sets in, it’s all the more important to pamper your skin to avoid any problems and to look gorgeous.
While loads of ingredients right from your kitchen could leave you fresh-faced and glowing, we found that mint is the most suited for summers. Mint is a magic ingredient with cooling properties and is excellent to cool you not just externally but internally as well. ON a hot summer’s day cool mint is what you need on your skin to soothe it up and benefit from its enchanting properties.

Benefits of Mint on Skin

  • Mint has antibacterial properties and contains salicylic acid – which prevents the formation of acne. It contains Vitamin A, a boon for those with oily skin as it controls the secretion of oil.
  • Mint has anti-inflammatory properties hence used to treat mosquito and other insect bites.
  • Mint has astringent properties and can be used to tone your skin.
  • Mint is rich in anti-oxidants and can keep your skin damage-free. It revitalizes your skin and helps remove dark circles under your eyes.
  • Mint aids to remove blackheads due to its cleansing properties and keeps your pores clean and tighten them.

Here’s how you use mint on your skin and benefit from it.

Mint leaves and Honey Face pack

Mint and honeyYou need:

  • A handful mint leaves
  • A teaspoon Honey


  1. Grind the mint leaves with a few drops of water and mix with honey.
  2. Apply this on your face like a pack.
  3. Wash after 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse your face with cool water.

Benefits: This is beneficial for whitening your skin. Honey has bleaching properties and along with mint, it helps hydrate and soothen your skin and cleanse it.

Mint Leaves with Rose Water

You need:

  • A handful mint leaves
  • Some rosewater


  1. Grind the mint leaves with the rosewater in a mortar and pestle.
  2. Apply this on your face like a pack.
  3. Wash after 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse your face with cool water.

Benefits: Rosewater is a great skin care ingredient and you can find it being used in almost every beauty product. It has cleansing, hydrating and toning properties which clean your pores and leaves your skin healthy. In combination with mint, it cools your face and helps it recover from the harsh summer heat. When you go out in the sun, you can try this at home.

Mint Leaves, Oatmeal and Milk Pack

Milk and oatmealYou need:

  • A handful mint leaves
  • A tablespoon oats
  • Around 2-3 teaspoon milk


  1. Grind the mint leaves along with the other ingredients to a coarse paste
  2. Apply this on your face like a pack.
  3. Wash it away after around 10 minutes by scrubbing out any dead cells.
  4. Rinse your face with cool water.

Benefits: Oatmeal is the buzzword in skin care these days. Oatmeal softens and moisturizes your skin and has cleansing properties. It is also perfect for acne-prone skin. Milk helps hydrate your skin and also removes tan. IN combination with the cooling and antibacterial properties of mint, this is a great pack for those with dry, sensitive skin prone to acne.

Plain Mint Leaves Paste

Mint leaves pasteYou need:

  • A handful mint leaves
  • Water to grind to a paste


  1. Grind the mint leaves to a coarse paste
  2. Apply this on your face like a pack.
  3. Wash it away after a few minutes
  4. Rinse your face with cool water.

Benefits: When you are too tired to prepare any pack, or when you are in doubt over what ingredients to choose for your skin type, if you have combination skin – worry not! This pack will control oiliness, remove acne, cool skin and remove any uneven skin tone which is often a problem in summers.
Try the above treatments once or twice a week for best results and be the proud owner of a glowing face.

Other benefits from mint include:

  • Feet treatment: Boil some mint leaves in water and soak your feet in it. It is a great treatment for cracked heels and removes odor and dryness from your feet. Mint paste can also be applied to heel cracks to prevent infection due to their antibacterial properties.
  • Hair conditioner: Do you know, mint acts as an excellent hair conditioner. Rinse your hair with mint water after shampooing. You will get frizz-free, shiny hair.
  • Upset Stomach: Drinking mint teas soothes the stomach in the case of indigestion and inflammation. Mint is also said to remove motion-sickness, so consume foods with mint before you travel. Many cultures treat mint with utmost importance for this reason. Mint is also known to stimulate salivary glands and induce hunger.
  • Oral Care: Mint has a fresh flavor and menthol has cooling effects. That’s why many of our toothpaste and mouthwashes contain mint. It inhibits germs growth inside the mouth and freshens breath. It can be rubbed directly on the teeth to clean it.
  • Great for weight watchers: Mint aids in digestion by stimulating digestive enzymes. Adding mint helps enzymes burn more fat from your diet and hence reduces weight.

Now that you know the magic of this humble herb, we urge you to include it in your diet every other day and also in your skincare regime.

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