Beauty Benefits Of Peppermint Oil

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There are various benefits of essential oils, specially when it comes to skin care. In this article, we are here to share some of the beauty benefits of peppermint oil. This oil is also known as "pudina ka tel" in Hindi.

The oil that is extracted from the herb is pale yellow and aromatic. It has a minty aroma that is quite refreshing and cooling. Peppermint oil is generally used in commercial products such as toothpastes and massage oils.

The major constituent of peppermint is menthol, a volatile oil. This is commonly used in decongestant ointments and inhalers.

Peppermint is generally consumed due to the health benefits it has in giving relief from stomach troubles and indigestion. It effectively relieves tension and headaches as well. Apart from these uses, it can also be used as a beauty product.

Read on to know more about the various beauty benefits of peppermint and start using it in your beauty regimen for a glowing skin.

Used As A Topical Cream

Peppermint is used in topical creams to cure various skin-related issues. The soothing properties present in peppermint oil can give relief from rashes, poison oak and poison ivy. It has a strong healing effect on the skin.

To Treat Oily Skin

Peppermint leaves have been widely used to get rid of oily and greasy skin. The properties of menthol reduce the secretion of oil from the sebaceous glands that help you to get an oil-free skin. Apply some freshly grounded peppermint leaves or oil directly on to the skin and wash it after a few minutes. This helps to get rid of oily skin in minutes.

Maintains A pH Level Of The Skin

Using peppermint oil helps to manage the pH level of the skin by balancing the production of excess oils, thus reducing acne breakouts. The astringent, antiseptic and inflammatory properties present in this oil helps to reduce blackheads and redness of the skin. Add just 2 drops of peppermint oil in your regular facewash and clean your face to get the desired results.

Fights Sun Problems

Peppermint is a rich source of vitamin C and it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that help to fight against the sun problems. It is a great choice to get rid of sun tan and sun burns. If your skin is sensitive then dilute the oil along with any other essential oil and apply it on the skin.

A Good Facial Scrub

You can make a great scrub using 4-5 drops of peppermint oil, 2 teaspoons of olive oil and 3 teaspoons of table salt. Mix well and use it as a regular scrub. This helps to cool your skin. This is one of the best beauty benefits of peppermint oil.

Excellent Toner

Make your own favourite peppermint oil face toner by mixing peppermint oil (30 drops) along with apple cider vinegar (1/4th cup) and filtered water (3/4th cup). Mix well and store it in a spray bottle. Now, you may use it as a toner when required.

Promotes Hair Growth

Peppermint oil has stimulating properties. It penetrates deep into the scalp and stimulates the hair follicles, thereby promoting a good hair growth. It also helps in promoting blood circulation and makes hair roots stronger.

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Story first published: Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 18:08 [IST]
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