5 Skin Benefits of Peppermint
Peppermint, it is used across various products even beyond skincare, like toothpaste, gum, mints, mouthwash and more. And beyond its signature scent and long-time usage in aromatherapy, peppermint is now seeing an increasing use in topical treatments. Why is that? Peppermint has long been used in cosmetic and medicinal practices, with traces all the way back to ancient Egypt. We are mostly aware of the aromatherapy benefits of Peppermint - helping to relieve headaches and muscle-aches, stomach issues, sinuses and nausea. But not much is known about the benefits of Peppermint for the skin, so read on to find out more!
Fun fact, Peppermint, also known as Mentha Piperita, is actually not a species of its own, it is actually a hybrid of Spearmint and Watermint. Peppermint in skincare mostly refers to Peppermint oil, however, there are times when Peppermint extract is used instead. So just be sure that some benefits may be more associated with Peppermint oil/extract.
Revitalizes the skin
- Just like how Peppermint clears the mind, it does the same to the skin. Peppermint has the ability to cleanse and revitalize the skin as it can stimulate and strengthen the skin cells and epidermis.
- Peppermint has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help battle and treat ongoing acne, while also preventing more from forming by helping to decongest the skin of impurities and inhibiting the growth of acne-causing bacteria.
Soothes the skin
- Peppermint is known to have a cooling after sensation and this sensation can help relieve irritations, sunburns or any other discomforts. However, it is very important to note that Peppermint oil (or any essential oils) are a major cause behind skin sensitivity and irritation, so be sure to conduct patch test.
- Peppermint is also rich in nutrients and antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, B and folate, that fights free radicals and even out the skin complexion.
A great hair-care addition
- Peppermint can also help deliver an extra cleansing boost for your hair. It helps to treat and soothe scalp concerns, promote hair growth, and support overall clean, healthy roots.
What to note?
- If wanting to use Peppermint oil, it HAS to be mixed with a carrier oil before applying directly to the skin as it can damage the skin.
- Also, do conduct a patch test for any new Peppermint-infused products as Peppermint essential oil is a known skin aggravator, especially for sensitive skin.
Products we recommend and where to find them
This acne spot cream is formulated with a blend of skin-soothing and acne-fighting ingredients like 42% Centella Asiatica extract, Tea Tree extract, Peppermint extract and 10% Calamine, all of which treats stressed spots and contributes to clearer skin. You can apply this directly on the spots or your entire face.
A 2-in-1 facial toner + mist. This facial spray invigorates dull, tired skin with an infusion of Cucumber and Peppermint Essential Waters that delivers a cooling, hydrating boost, while the Green Tea provides antioxidant protection, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.
A breathable, waterproof hydrocolloid patch that encourages the healing of acne by absorbing pus and protects the wound against infection with its blend of acne-fighting ingredients, Peppermint being one of them.
This hair tonic helps relieves hair loss symptoms and stimulates hair growth. It strengthens each hair root, provides moisture balance and essential nutrition to the scalp for healthier hair and scalp. Just a few spritz onto your scalp after washing your hair and you’re good to go.
No more dry and damaged hair! This hair oil by Dr.FORHAIR is formulated with Moringa Seed and 4 other natural oils to help protect and nourish damaged skin, giving absolute silkiness. It has a slight musk + floral scent that gives your hair a luscious fragrance throughout the day.
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