Peppermint is a common ingredient on beauty and skincare shelves. It shows up in scrubs, face masks, lotions, and shampoos. Peppermint oil is a darling of the personal care world because it has many properties that are proven to be beneficial for your skin, hair, and general health.
What’s so Great About Peppermint Oil?
This oil is packed with more than a minty-fresh scent. Peppermint oil is full of Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A & C, calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium, making it a powerhouse ingredient for your dry skin, brittle hair, and dull nails. It also contains menthol, a compound with anesthetic properties that has a soothing effect (just think how your throat feels after a menthol cough drop!).
Spa MD is offering $45 peppermint facials during the month of December. Before you schedule your facial, learn a little about peppermint’s medicinal properties and what they will do for your skin.
Health Benefits of Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil has long been known to have medicinal and therapeutic properties – it’s even known as the world’s oldest medicine! Unlike some other essential oils, the medicinal benefits of peppermint oil have actually been scientifically studied and proven.
Peppermint oil is used to relieve or improve the following conditions:
Irritable bowel syndrome
Stress, anxiety, and depression
Urinary tract infection
No wonder peppermint is such a common ingredient in the medicine aisle! You’ll see peppermint – and it’s derivative, menthol – cropping up in toothpaste, cold rubs and balms, decongestant ointments and inhalants, cough drops, and more.
Benefits of Peppermint Oil for Your Skin
Peppermint oil’s health benefits are impressive, but the reason we love it so much at Spa MD is due to the wonders it does for your skin!
The oil has a cooling and calming effect on the skin and helps manage oil production, which makes it an ideal ingredient for treating acne-prone, irritated, or worn-out skin. During a Minnesota winter, most of us fall into at least one of those categories, so a peppermint facial is a great way to revive your skin just in time for the holidays.
During the peppermint facial, your skin will be treated to these skin-perfecting benefits of peppermint oil:
Soothing: Just like menthol has a soothing effect on your sore throat during an untimely holiday cold, it has a similar effect on your skin. When peppermint oil is rubbed on your skin, you’ll experience the same cooling sensation you feel in your throat when you have a cough drop. Menthol has a slight numbing effect, which is why it’s so good at calming irritated skin.
Controls Acne: Not only does peppermint oil help manage your skin’s oil production, but the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties of menthol are proven to unclog pores and reduce inflammation caused by an acne breakout. When applied to the skin, peppermint oil dissolves excess oil, clears pores, and kills the bacteria that causes acne.
Stimulating: Peppermint stimulates blood circulation, which is why it can make you feel more alert and energized when you smell or taste it. Stimulating your circulation will also revive dull skin. Blood flow delivers nutrients, promotes detoxification, ensures even skin tone, brightens your complexion, and supports cell regeneration for quick recovery from scarring or blemishes.
Refreshing: The fresh minty scent isn’t the only thing refreshing about peppermint oil. While peppermint oil’s analgesic, muscle relaxant, and energizing properties make it an effective treatment for ailments such as headaches, joint pain, and IBS, those same properties will also leave you feeling refreshed and revived after your peppermint facial.
Peppermint Facials at Spa MD
Whether it’s the cumulative strain of endless social engagements, the stress of interacting with extended family members, or just the daily wear and tear of braving the Minnesota winter, the holiday season can leave us feeling worn down both inside and out.
Treat yourself and your skin to something nice before the holidays. Schedule a peppermint facial at Spa MD for just $45, now through December 31st.