Top 6 Homemade Mint Face Mask Recipes

By Aniela M / October 22, 2020

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When you think of homemade face mask recipes, you rarely think of mint as an ingredient, but mint is actually a super beneficial addition to your face masks. Aside from its refreshing scent and flavor, mint also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-bacterial properties which can help those with acne and oily skin.

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If you're growing mint especially, you may have an abundance of it, so why not put it to good use and incorporate it into your homemade masks? These top 6 homemade mint face mask recipes are great for all skin types, but can do wonders for those who suffer from adult acne and an overproduction of sebum (oil).

Benefits of Mint for the Skin:

  • Helps to heal and deter acne and breakouts. Also helps fade away the look of scars and dark spots.
  • Has anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties which calms the skin, cleanses, and prevents blemishes.
  • Helps control excessive oil production thanks to the vitamin A in mint.
  • Keeps skin soft, smooth, and glowing.
  • Consuming mint can also help with clear skin as mint purifies the blood.

6 Homemade Mint Face Mask Recipes

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#1. Banana & Mint Face Mask

Good for: Those with acne prone and aging skin. Bananas are packed full of vitamins and minerals, and as such, protect the skin from free radicals delaying the aging process. Mint contains vitamin A, salicylic acid, and antioxidants to fight bacteria and prevent breakouts.

You'll Need:

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • a few fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, add all of the ingredients and pulse until the consistency is that of a smooth paste.
  2. Apply to clean face and neck and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
  3. Use twice a week for best results

#2. Mint & Lemon Juice Mask

Good for: Those with oily and acne prone skin. Mint helps to exfoliate the dead skin cells and also stops bacteria in its tracks. The vitamin C from the lemon juice helps to reduce the appearance of brown spots, acne scars, and age spots. This mask also helps to boost collagen production which helps skin look younger and firmer.

You'll Need:

  • a handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, add the mint leaves and lemon juice and pulse until the mixture becomes a paste-like consistency.
  2. Apply to a clean face and neck and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry. Use once a week for best results.

#3. Mint & Milk Mask

Good for: This mask is great for those with dry and aging skin. The milk softly and gently exfoliates the skin to reveal smoother, brighter looking skin. The fat in the milk helps to restore moisture to the skin, and leaves it looking clean, soft, and glowing.

You'll Need:

  • a handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp full fat milk

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, add the mint leaves and the milk and pulse until smooth.
  2. Apply the mask to a clean face and neck and leave on for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry. Use twice a week for best results.

#4. Homemade Mint Face Scrub

Good for: Those with blackheads and whiteheads. This is a gently, yet very effective scrub, leaving skin soft, fresh, and renewed. The oats in this mask help to remove dirt, blackheads, whiteheads, and impurities. Oatmeal also adds moisture to skin and calms down any redness or inflammation. Honey helps to fight bacteria and also moisturizes. Great for all skin types.

You'll Need:

  • a few fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp honey

Directions:

  1. To a blender or food processor, add the mint leaves, oatmeal, and honey and pulse until smooth.
  2. Apply to a clean face and neck and massage gently in circular motions for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
  4. Pat dry and repeat once a week for best results.

#5. Mint Face Mask for Oily Skin

Good for: Those with oily skin and acne prone skin. This mask contains gram flour, mint paste, and lemon juice. The gram flour and lemon juice work together to regulate the skin's oil production, resulting in fewer breakouts. The citric acid in the lemon juice acts as a natural chemical peel to deliver softer, healthier skin, while the vitamin A in mint helps control excessive oil production.

You'll Need:

  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • 1 tbsp mint paste (see below for recipe)
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix gram flour, mint paste, and lemon juice. Stir until a smooth paste has formed.
  2. Apply to a clean face and neck and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
  3. Repeat once or twice a week for best results.

#6. Mint Face Mask for Sunburnt Skin

Good for: Those with sensitive, sunburnt skin. This face mask uses yogurt and mint to calm and soothe red, irritated, or burnt skin. The lactic acid in yogurt gently rids the skin of dead cells and corrects uneven pigmentation.

You'll Need:

  • 1 tbsp mint paste
  • 1 tbsp full fat plain yogurt

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the mint paste and the yogurt until thoroughly combined.
  2. Apply to affected areas once or twice daily for 30 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with cold water and gently pat dry.

How to Make Mint Paste:

Making a quick mint paste is super easy and all you need is a handful of fresh mint leaves and a little bit of water. Simply place a handful of clean mint leaves in a blender, food processor, or mortar and pestle, with a little bit of water to form a paste.

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