This time of year, many people love adding fresh peppermint to their hot lattes. Did you know the ingredient that makes this seasonal treat so tasty can do more than just warm you up?
In its oil form, peppermint can tackle one of the most common skincare struggles: acne. Peppermint has antiseptic and antibacterial properties and when used properly, it can naturally cleanse the skin. ?
Peppermint’s cooling effect soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne. Its antimicrobial properties may also help reduce acne-causing bacteria on the skin to treat pimples!
Like many essential oils, peppermint oil can be a skin irritant if used incorrectly. Try diluting five drops with two drops of eucalyptus oil and one tablespoon of tamanu oil. Dab the mixture directly on pimples and allow it to absorb overnight.