Peppermint benefits for oily skin
Among the most common medicinal plants in the world is mint; which, in addition to being used in the kitchen, we also find it in medicine and cosmetics for its properties.
Mint has its origin in the Mediterranean region and thanks to the Roman Empire it spread throughout the world. This plant has purple or white flowers and can measure up to half a meter and its characteristic smell is due to its essential oils.
In fact this herb has its own history within Roman mythology. It all started with Minthe, an ocean nymph who fell in love with Hades, the lord of the dead, upon learning of this romance, Persephone – Hades’s wife – launched all her anger against Minthe, so upon reaching the nymph in the sand, he trampled on until it crushed into small green leaves. Minthe would have completely disappeared but the refreshing scent she emitted as she was trampled soothed Persephone. This is how the nymph became the mint plant we know today.
Peppermint contains large amounts of minerals and vitamins, mainly in its leaves, it also has antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, so, in addition to being used as a remedy for stomach or headaches, it is ideal for treating oily skin where it is constantly imperfections appear.
When the skin is oily or combination, it tends to combat dryness and external agents through the overproduction of sebum, giving us a shiny appearance and resulting in the constant development of blackheads, pimples, open pores and shine.
By using peppermint as part of our daily routine with skincare products that contain it such as ASH Natural Concept, it works as a refresher for the skin and helps keep moisture in it. Also, you have a product that:
It is astringent, deeply cleanses, regulates inflammation and balances the fat on our face.
It is antibacterial, it prevents the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria from spreading, which remains trapped inside the pores and reproduces, causing the skin to swell and redden.
It is non-comedogenic: it does not clog our pores, preventing the appearance of fat or blackheads.
If you found that your skin is oily, it is important not to squeeze the pimples, as this could cause a mark that can be more difficult to fade over time.
What if you can do?
Prevent the appearance of imperfections by washing your face in the morning and at night with a special shampoo for oily skin and after washing the face, apply a light and oil-free moisturizing lotion that refreshes your skin, daily use a hydrating serum that Maintain proper skin water levels, control shine, and avoid deep dehydration, and use an exfoliator like ASH Natural at least once a week, which has polished, skin-friendly quartz particles and little Little by little it removes the dead cells benefiting your face and last but not least, a mask that regulates the amount of fat and softens the skin.