Can Mint Leaves Help Cure Acne Scars? June 23, 2015

Summer is here. The only thing I need to spice up a lazy summer afternoon is a minty fresh drink.

I have always admired mint leaves for its ability as an instant refresher. Lately I’ve learned a few more interesting uses. This tasty herb is very healthy. It is also an excellent remedy for treating your acne scars.

We all have faced stubborn acne scars at some point of our lives. And that’s exactly why we know how difficult it is to get rid of them. But before we discuss ways of using mint leaves for acne scars, here’s a brief background of this multi-purpose herb.

Mint originated in Asia and the Mediterranean region. Available all round the year, it is most abundant during summers. The leaves are largely used as a medicinal herb for curing a host of problems. And the oil is widely used in tooth pastes, oils, shower gels and medicines. It is famous for its anti-bacterial and cooling properties which it derives from oil menthol found in leaves.

Using Mint Leaves For Acne Scars

Mint leaves dry up acne and clean up pores. External application of mint leaves helps a great deal in fading the scars away. The best way to utilise mint leaves for treating acne scars is through a face pack. Here is a wonderful recipe for the Mint face pack.

[ Read: Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Acne]

Things you will need

  • A bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • Some fresh water
  • A wide bowl
  • A blender
  • Thoroughly rinse all mint leaves and separate leaves from stems
  • Collect the leaves in a separate bowl
  • Use a blender to blend these leaves until it forms a smooth paste
  • Sprinkle water in between as and when required
  • Store the mint paste in refrigerator

Procedure

  • Thoroughly rinse all mint leaves and separate leaves from stems
  • Collect the leaves in a separate bowl
  • Use a blender to blend these leaves until it forms a smooth paste
  • Sprinkle water in between as and when required
  • Store the mint paste in refrigerator

More Ways Of Using Mint Leaves Face Pack

Once you’ve prepared the paste, you may use it directly on scars or team it up with other acne removing products. We know different types of skins have different requirements. So here are the basic uses of mint leaves for oily, dry and normal skin.

For Oily Skin

For people with oily skin, it is important to control oil secretion to avoid acne.

Read: Use Olive Oil To Get Rid Of Acne Scars ]

To use:

  • Mix a teaspoon of mint paste with a teaspoon of fullers earth (multanimitti) or gram flour (besan)
  • Add rose water to form a smooth paste
  • Use this as your regular face pack every evening to fade acne scars

For Dry Skin

For people with dry skin, it is important to maintain the moisture balance of the skin.

To use:

  • Add few drops of honey to a teaspoon of mint leaves paste
  • If your skin is extra dry, put in some cream and use it as your face pack
  • Apply it on your face, make sure you concentrate more on the scars
  • Wash it thoroughly after 15-20 minutes

For Normal Skin

For people with normal skin, it is essential to maintain the skin balance and its health.

To use:

  • Cleanse your face thoroughly
  • Apply the mint paste over cleansed skin
  • It is better advised to leave the paste on scars overnight
  • Wash it off with fresh water the next morning to see a refreshing face

More Minty Fresh Facts:

Here are some fun facts about mint leaves

  • Romans believed that eating mint leaves increased intelligence.
  • The scent of mint leaves was thought to help kings from losing their tempers. They were always made to carry a bunch in their pockets.
  • The Greeks believed that mint leaves cured hiccups.
  • A lot of cultures see mint leaves as a sign of hospitality and offer it to welcome guests and friends.

We hope you found this article informative. How do you include mint in your skin care regimen? Do You have more mint leaves recipes for face pack? Please share with us by leaving your comments below.

And make sure you use mint leaves for at least a month to scare your acne scars away.

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  • Angelica

    How long do you leave it on for?