Mint leaves, also known as pudina in Hindi, is a yummy herb for making delicious chutneys and refreshing coolers. But there is more to the humble mint leaves than just being a delicious herb. Mint leaves have menthol that gives it its antibacterial properties. That's why eating mint chutney in monsoons can help boost our immunity during the rains when infections run rampant. But apart from consuming mint, you can also use it for its rich beauty benefits, which are often undermined. A little mint can go a long way in preserving your beauty and youthfulness. Here are some of the beauty benefits of mint leaves. Tulsi for Skin: The Beauty Benefits of Holy Basil for Acne-Free, Glowing Skin (Watch Video.)
1. Keeps Acne At Bay
Mint has antibacterial properties and contains salicylic acid, which effectively prevents acne. The secretion of sebum in people who have oily and acne-prone skin also can be controlled with the help of vitamin A present in mint. Application of mint not only dries up and eliminates acne but also cleans skin pores.
2. Hydrates Your Skin
Mint has moisture-locking and skin toning properties when used with the right ingredients. It's also soothing, which can calm down dry and itchy skin.
3. Tones Your Skin
Mint can be used as a toner as it has astringent properties that tighten the skin. It leaves skin that is smoother, softer, and well-hydrated as it removes dirt from the pores.
The only way to slow ageing is ensuring that the skin receives proper nourishment and moisture. Mint acts as a booster to the blood circulation to the skin and eventually leads to its hydration. As a result formation of wrinkles and fine lines is delayed.
5. Lightens Dark Circles and Spots
A gamut of factors can lead to dark circles below the eye but the antioxidant content of mint can reduce and prevent them. It rejuvenates the skin and revitalizes it with the help of antioxidants present in it. The fragile skin under the eye is prone to damage. Mint with the help of its antioxidants neutralizes bad effect and keeps the skin damage free.
Apart from soothing and relaxing the skin, it also acts on any spots that may be present. It thus makes the skin look bright and fresh after each use.
What is better than natural ingredients to curb skin problems? Ditch harmful chemical-laden products and opt for herbal, natural ways to improve your skin and retain youthfulness. This season, use mint as part of your beauty care routine.