Mint or pudina has a lovely fragrance and adds a refreshing taste when added to any dish or beverage. We had earlier shared with you the health benefits of this herb and also different ways to include it in your diet to reap more benefits of it. Today we share with you some beauty benefits of this herb loaded with antibacterial properties. Pudina can be used as a natural cleanser, toner and astringent. Here are some benefits of pudina and different ways to include it in your skincare and haircare regime.
Get rid of blackheads with mint pack
Blackheads appear on your skin when your hair follicles gets clogged with excess oil and dead skin cell. Using a mint face pack can help you get rid of these pesky blackheads, which usually appear on the T-zone. To make a mint face pack, grab a few mint leaves and grind it into a fine paste. Apply it directly on the affected area. After 15 minutes wash it off.
Get rid of acne with mint face mask
If you are fed up with acne and breakouts and have tried most of the over-the-counter products in vain, this refreshing herb will come to your rescue. The salicylic acid present in mint will help reduce acne. To make an anti-acne mint face mask, make a paste of mint leaves and rosewater. Apply it on your face and rinse it off with water after 20 minutes.
Tone your face with mint toner
The readily available toners have alcohol, which can make your skin dry. You can make your own natural toner made with mint. It will tone and cleanse your skin, without stripping off the natural oil from your face leaving the skin dry. To make a mint toner, shred about one cup of mint leaves and keep aside. Bring one and half cups of water to boil and then toss the shredded mint leaves in it, close the boiling water with a lid and turn off the flame. Once the concoction cools down, strain it and store it in a clean and dry bottle with spray nozzle.
Pudina leaves also help to strengthen your hair, so if your hair is worn out after being exposed to pollution and other external factors, you can use this fragrant herb to revive them. Use a concoction of celery and mint to wash your hair. To make it boil a bunch of mint leaves with some celery for 20 minutes, strain it and once it cools down, use this water to rinse your hair.
Get rid of smelly feet with mint leaves
Smelly feet can often land you in embarrassing situations. You can use mint-infused water to get rid of the nasty odor. All you have to do is add a bunch of mint leaves to water and boil it. Once the water cools down, use it to clean your feet to get rid of smelly feet.