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When most people think of mint they may associate it with tea or gum. However mint is more than just a flavor it has components to it that are beneficial both cosmetically and medically. Positive side effects include strengthening the immune system and easing mental exhaustion. Studies have found that the aroma alone is effective in relieving anxiety, pain, and vomiting and even memory. If you want to improve memory and raise alertness peppermint can help.
When we look at what peppermint oil can do for the skin the most obvious would be the moisture element. Peppermint oil helps heal cracked lips and is often seen as an active ingredient in lip balm and lip gloss. The menthol in the oil is cooling and refreshing on the skin and has a soothing effect to relieve wind-chapped or sun-burnt lips. Adding a moisture to any part of your body helps to control shine. Peppermint oil is no exception. It helps control oil secretion of the skin but also clears it and brightens tired skin. The oil prevents acne and helps open pores.
Peppermint oil is both rejuvenating and refreshing. The oil can be used to give you a healthy scalp and healthy hair by reducing dandruff and increasing shine to tame frizz. What I find most fascinating about peppermint oil is that in can contribute to hair growth. Peppermint oil penetrates deep within the hair follicles and stimulates circulation. The increased blood flow oxygenates the hair follicles and stimulates growth. By increasing blood circulation and oxygen supply, the hair follicles and roots are able to grow at their full potential. Additionally, peppermint oil is an astringent cleaner, so peppermint oil clears the pores. When your pores are clean this allows your scalp to breath! Thus bringing even more scalp-healing and rejuvenating oxygen to your hair’s follicles and increased growth.
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