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The Benefits of Mint

by Fallon Alvarez |

Mint has been used as an herbal remedy all over the world for generations. Whether for freshening breath, soothing an upset stomach, or freshening the air, today you can find mint nearly everywhere. Used fresh, dried, chopped, or made into essential oil, mint is a powerhouse ingredient that you should consider adding to your skincare routine. Check out these refreshing facts about mint!

Anti-inflammatory power

  • Mint has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness and puffiness. It may even reduce dark circles under your eyes.

  • Try eating some fresh mint leaves to reduce tummy troubles and sooth intestinal inflammation

  • This plant contains antioxidants to fight free radical damage. Try ingesting it and using it topically!


  • The tingly feeling that we’re all familiar with is the mildly astringent properties of menthol. This works to tighten your pores, retaining hydration. For this reason it is great to use after cleansing your face

Stimulate circulation and wake up!

  • Speaking of tingles, mint stimulates blood flow to the skin and is known to cause people to feel more awake.

  • Some herbalists recommend smelling mint or breathing in the steam from a mint bath as a way of calming nasal and lung inflammation. This is a great treatment for cold and flu season.

Acne fighting power

  • Mint contains Salicylic Acid and vitamin A, both of which are known to reduce the appearance or recurrence of acne.

With so many compelling reasons, its hard to resist mint! There are so many ways to get the benefits of this wonder herb that you're sure to never get bored. Try adding some in to your routine this week and see if it leaves you feeling just a little bit fresher.

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