Long time no beauty post, I bet you didn’t see this coming, you thought have forgotten abi??, nahh..😂😂, have just been procrastinating the category.
What is mint?
Mint is also known as mentha, and it contains a lot of antioxidants, antibacterial and antiinflammatory properties. Mint leaf is rich menthol, contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vit.C, iron and so on. Mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacity of any food, which is why it has numerous benefits (health wise and beauty wise). So let’s get down to how you can use this in your regime.
Cost: It depends on the quantity you want and what you need it for, if you are planning on making oil out of it, you would buy much, but the least price is a hundred naira (N100), this price also depends on your location, but it quite affordable, you can get it from the market or those aboki that sells fruit.
For your hair:
- Crush mint leaf with lemon juice for treatment of dandruff (trust me, a shiny and dandruff-free hair is guaranteed). Note: The scalp is sensitive, it advisable to use a little quantity of lemon juice, or you dilute the lemon juice with water (it should be a ratio 2:1).
- Boil a bunch of celery (you can also get this where you would buy the mint, they sell it together, with lemon too) and mint leaves in 2cups of water for 20mins, then strain the leaves and rinse your hair with this water, to make your hair stronger and shiner (for both natural and relaxed hair). This remedy prevents hair loss.
- Mint is an excellent leave-in conditioner: Rinse your hair with mint water to get frizz-free and shiny hair. Your could boil or leave overnight, it also has a cooling effect on the scalp.
- Applying mint oil to your hair get rid of lice because mint acts as a natural repellent of insects.
- Crush some mints and honey, apply to freshly washed hair, leave on for about 15mins, it acts as a conditioner, honey is a good humectant. Note: Don’t use this mixture during harmattan/winter season, as it leaves the hair and scalp dry and scaly. During harmattan period, the air is always dry and not so nice (you don’t that kind of air drawn into ya hair naa). Also, honey lighten the hair.
- Mint + Olive oil (make a paste of it), it would soften and hydrate your cracked heels.
- Boil mint leaves in water and soak up your feet in the water, it helps drive away dryness and control odour for your feet. It gets that minty smell and feel 😃😁.
- Mint paste (crushed mint leaves) help in controlling the surface oiliness of your skin and keeping the skin oil-free. I remember growing up, I heard weird recipes like putting toothpaste on a pimple and all over your face, 😂😂😂, who remembers??, funny enough it worked, especially when you use a paste that has a lot of menthol in it.
- Add mint juice (the juice that comes out when you strain the crushed leaves) and tomato juice, dab on your pimple. It helps dry and cleans acne mark on your face, it also minimize the size of enlarged pores on your face. Also check Beauty Benefits Of Tomatoes .
- To treat sunburn: Mix black tea (Lipton, toptea e.t.c) and fresh mint. Black tea contains tannic acid which draws heat from the burn and restore the skin acid balance; the Mint cools the skin. To make: Add fresh mint to 3cups of water and 3bags of tea, steep for 10mins, then strain. You could store in fridge, its also drinkable.
- Crush mint leaves and honey to form a paste, it tighten your pore, giving you a fresh and oil free skin tone.
- Application of mint juice/paste help diminish under eyes circles as well as puffiness of eye.
So guys, get minty.
I hope it helps, it helps me a lot.
Note: This shouldn’t be a everyday application else ya face go burn Ni, don’t say I didn’t warn u Oo.
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Until next post…