MINT FACE MASK
As a tea lover, Mint is an ingredient I use a lot! & by a lot, I mean….A LOT! I absolutely love mint. & of course this brilliant herb has plenty of benefits not only for our health but our skin too. Mint promotes healthy digestion, helps with nausea and headaches, respiratory problems, asthma, weight loss, and a lot more. But in this recipe it helps with something we tend to hate…pimples. Mint juice is an outstanding skin cleanser. It helps treat infections in the skin, helps with itchiness (that urge to scratch…yea it’s gone); its anti-inflammatory (it helps reduce pimples…YAY), antiseptic, and soothes the skin, which makes it a great addition to your skin cleansers or masks.
As I have mentioned before in previous post, Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil are great for the skin. In this recipe, I use coconut oil because my skin tends to be dry, thus, I love using it in my face masks as a moisturizer, apart from all the benefits it provides to my skin. Like Mint, coconut oil is anti-inflammatory (reduces that pimple), plus it also helps heal wounds and scars. Aloe Vera falls on the same boat. It’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial; it’s also a natural moisturizer and reduces the appearance of blemishes, which old pimples may have left.
I personally adore this mix of ingredients. Although they share many of the same skin benefits, they target every single “flaw” I want to treat.
So join me with this minty facial. Feel refreshed and moisturized, & above all; flawless!
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp fresh Aloe Vera
- A handful of mint leaves
- Food Processor (or blender)
- Mix the Coconut oil, Aloe Vera, and mint leaves into a food processor. You can add 1 tbsp water to help blend the leaves if needed.
- Apply to face for 20-30 mins. Rinse & feel the freshness of silky smooth skin!
HONEY & MINT FACE MASK
Another face mask I like to do that target pimples and soothes my skin is this quick and easy Honey Mint mask. Mint as you have read, is great for our skin, but so is Honey. Honey shares similar benefits as the other ingredients, its anti-inflammatory, reduces redness, moisturizers, heals the skin, and much more.
This facial is like drinking fresh mint tea, it’s delicious!
- Handful of Mint leaves
- 2 tbsp Organic Honey
- Mix ingredients in a food processor or blender.
- Apply to face for 20 minutes. Rinse & Enjoy!
Fun Tip: If there are any larger pieces of mint leaves after you blend them, place them on the pimple (if you have any). I feel like this sort of helps keep the ingredients from running down and keeps the focus where it should be! Plus…it’s fun!