Mint or Pudina is one of the most common ingredients found in herbal skincare products, shampoos and conditioners. Other than adding heaps of flavour to your Mojito, mint leaves offer a myriad of skin benefits thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Adding mint leaves to your summer skincare routine can prevent several skin woes. However, if you don’t know how to do that we’re here to help...
For glowing skin
Grind half banana and 10-12 mint leaves together to form a smooth paste. Now apply this paste evenly all over your face like a face pack and leave on for 15-30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Benefits: Mint calms and cools down your skin as well as helps fade acne and acne scars. Banana on the other hand nourishes skin and gives it a healthy and natural glow.
Crush 10-12 mint leaves and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to it. Apply this mixture to affected areas, onto acne and acne scars. Leave on for about 15 minutes and wash off with cool water. Repeat once daily.
Benefits: Mint naturally contains salicylic acid which heals as well as prevents acne. Lemon on the other hand has vitamin C and mild bleaching properties which diminish acne scars and heals skin.
For oily skin
Oily skin and greasy skin is a common problem during summer. Crush 10 to 12 mint leaves and add a tablespoon of multani mitti to it, now mix half a tablespoon each of honey and yogurt. Apply evenly all over your face and leave for 20 minutes before washing off with cool water.
Benefits: Multani mitti absorbs excess oil from your skin, whereas mint leaves cleanse your pores deeply. Using this combination twice a week balances skin’s moisture level without making it greasy.
In a grinder add one small cucumber and 10-12 mint leaves, grind together to form a smooth mixture. Spread the mixture on the affected areas of your skin and allow it to stay for 20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
Benefits: Cucumber is a natural cooling agent, when combined with mint leaves it calms sunburns and heals skin faster.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on May 21, 2019
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.