Mint benefits for skin
Peppermint is much more than just an herbal tea or as an addition to dishes. Mint characteristic flavor that soothes, cleans and refreshes, can also be used for beauty purposes, among which are the most familiar and soothing baths and natural cleaning solutions. Mint, among others, in addition with Chamomile is the most popular and well known medicinal herb that is revered throughout history and was also cultivated by Egyptians and Greeks.
Calming and cleansing peppermint tea with a teaspoon of honey is a delicious substitute for a classic cup of black coffee, but if you want to prepare a more natural and active version, you may choose to use dried mint leaves. Pour them a cup of boiling water and let stand 3 to 5 minutes. Menthol will nicely calm irritated breathing and you wake up.
Mint soothing cleansing tonic
To clean the sensitive skin on your face, eyelids area, ears and lips you can use a cup of warm milk, where were previously soaked mint leaves. After a good half-hour warm milk again, gradually dip cotton pads in it and gently clean the face.
Mint in combination with milk will remove also make-up. After cleaning your face with mint, rinse face with cold water, which will ensure a healthy skin shine.
With mint naturally against cold
You can get rid of red nose caused by the sniffles, colds and headache in a natural way. You need a liter of boiling water, a handful of mint leaves and a hint of eucalyptus. Set the face over the bowl and inhale the generated steam. Cover your head with a towel and breathe deeply for 10 minutes. Peppermint steam will clean up your skin and your airways.
Peppermint for sensitive and dry skin
Sensitive and dry skin will be happy of a combination of a mint and sage. Pour a teaspoon of each in half a liter of hot water, boil and let stand for one day. Then drain the liquid and add three tablespoons of cream or milk. With the fluid brush your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Store the rest of the liquid in a cool place or refrigerator for a week. You can repeat this every day. When you rinse your face with cold water, you can maintain naturally moisture of your face with a thin layer of cream.
Minth bath for calming down
For evening refreshment and relaxation make a mint bath. Pour in the tub a little more hot water and add fresh or dried leaves of mint. The bath is ready when the water pleasantly cools. Mint can be replaced with a few drops of essential oil and for a fresh touch add a tablespoon of natural lemon juice.