Battling a bad tan or unwanted dark spots? Harness the benefits of mint to make a brightening mask. Place 15 fresh mint leaves in a mortar and pestle and crush them. The powerful soothing and calming effects of mint heals the skin and calms affected areas. Honey, with its bleaching properties, helps fade blemishes and lightens a tan, while cucumber hydrates the skin.
A few benefits and ways to use mint leaves to brighten your face:
• Banish dark circles
Mint is rich in vitamin C and other powerful antioxidants that help heal skin and combat dark circles. The area under the eyes is very fragile and gets damaged easily. Antioxidants prevent the damage caused by free radicals and exposure to the sun. So revitalize and hydrate the under eye area with fresh mint leaves. Take 5 to 10 fresh mint leaves and crush them in a mortar and pestle to make a thick paste.
• Get rid of blackheads
Dead skin, oils, makeup, and other pollutants can clog your pores producing blackheads. Whip up a mint scrub if you’re trying to tackle those stubborn blackheads on your nose and cheeks. Mix together 10 mint leaves, 1 tablespoon oats, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon milk to make a paste. Apply the paste to your face and scrub in gentle circular motions for a few minutes.
• Treat acne with mint
A mint and rose water paste is a popular natural treatment for acne, So mint is a handy ingredient that dries up and gets rid of acne, and clears out your skin.
• For relief from itchy skin
Mint leaves are an effective remedy for itchy skin and swelling from insect bites. Menthol is an essential oil found in mint leaves that provides relief from itching, pain and swelling from insect bites. Brew mint leaves in hot water for about 20-25 minutes to release the benefits of the leaves.
- Alekhya Reddy
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