Updated: Aug 4
Its aromatic, gorgeous in tea and we personally think everyone should be growing some. If you are a owner of mint there is a good chance you have a lot of it.... a whole lot!
This lovely perennial herb loves self seeding little legacies literally everywhere - with one of our favorites being lemon balm mint for its gorgeous fresh lemony scent.
To help keep it under control don't be scared to give it a really good haircut as it will prevent it from flowering and setting seed (this will help to preserve the tastiness of the leaves as well as keeps the plant bushy and plump)
When it comes to mint, in our opinion, fresh is always best and is amazing steeped in hot water for tea or used in cooking. Ultimately its the only way to go though when skincare is involved, for that super sonic fresh zing, you just wont get the same effect with any other plant!
Here are 5 amazing benefits of mint
Here are our top 5 reasons we think you need a bit of fresh zing in your life.....
1. ACNE BUSTING
Mint has super strong antibacterial properties and contains salicylic acid – both of which effectively prevent acne. It also contains vitamin A, which controls the secretion of oil in people who have oily and acne-prone skin. The application of this ingredient dries up and eliminates acne while cleaning your pores - no spots here!
2. BRAIN POWER
Ever bored, tired and generally feeling pants....well how about a whiff of mint to super charge your brain into feeling more energetic. Mint is a natural stimulant and the smell alone can be enough to charge your energy and get your brain functioning at a higher level again. if you are feeling sluggish, anxious, depressed or simply exhausted, the herbal leaves and its essential oil can help boost your mood and put the zing back in your step.
3. ACID PEEL BLACK HEAD REMOVER
Yep you got it right....your very own natural face peel without the price tag!
Mint is a mild astringent that can be used to tone your skin. The ingredient removes dirt and grime from your pores and refines them to leave you with smoother, softer, and well-hydrated skin.
Blackheads form when dirt and oil settle into your pores and clog them. Mint keeps your pores clean and tightens them. This gets rid of blackheads and prevents them from reoccurring.
4. DIMINISHES UNDER-EYE DARK CIRCLES
Kids keeping you up.... long working week.... partied way to hard last weekend and still recovering..... Dark circles can be caused by a myriad of factors but mint can diminish and prevent them with its antioxidant content. That's right, the antioxidants in mint can help heal your skin and revitalize it. The skin under your eye is fragile and prone to damage – the antioxidants keep it damage-free by neutralizing free radicals leaving you with perfect peepers.
5. IT PHYSICALLY SLOWS AGING!
Yep....you heard us right! This is the ultimate in natural skin secrets!
Ensuring that your skin is nourished and hydrated is only part of the key to slow aging. Mint boosts the circulation of blood to your skin and hydrates it, helping delay the formation of wrinkles and fine lines......
Mint is sooooo not only for your G&T (although they taste good) so how to we actually use mint? scroll down & find out!
How to use Mint
Obviously we have it covered!
There are so many amazing options out there we cant list them all but here our simplest ways of getting your mint fix....
1. Naughtons Skincare Peppermint & Poppy Cleansing Bar
We have formulated the perfect cleansing bars suitable for full body...yep that's head to toe, and it will leave your skin zing tingling fresh!
We only use wholesome, natural ingredients to fully norish and replenish the skin so it feels totally amazing after.
2. DIY Mint Water Toner
Super easy! Mint is an excellent cleanser and astringent. Its salicylic acid content helps control and prevents acne. It will also help loosens dead skin cells.
3. Anti-inflamatory Face Wrap
Mint is packed with an abundant source of menthol, which has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce itching and other types of skin aggravation. Mint is also a great source of rosmarinic, which is a natural acid that treats rashes.
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