Embrace the Power of Peppermint for Skin Care

Peppermint is a versatile, refreshing treat whether it’s winter or during the heat of the summer. The invigorating aroma and blemish-fighting properties of this herb make it an essential component of an effective winter skin care routine — or any time of the year your skin needs a refresh. Let’s explore how you can use peppermint oil for skin care, as well as some of its many other benefits, and how we at Ayr Skin Care use this powerful ingredient.

Peppermint Oil Skin Care Benefits

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Peppermint is probably best known for its cooling properties, largely derived from the menthol in the plant. And even sensitive skin can use this product for gentle exfoliation! That’s why we’re proud to use peppermint essential oil in our Winter Mint Body Polish.

Enjoy the invigorating sensation and aromatherapeutic properties of peppermint essential oil, while the blend of Swiss Pine mallow, sugar, and Fair Trade butters work to buff away dead cells and leave skin soft and silky smooth. Don’t let the wintertime name fool you: we formulated this scrub for nourishing dry hands and cracked feet year-round, though the benefits during Fall and Winter are even more powerful!

Clearing & Purifying

Along with the refreshing effects of peppermint for skin care, this plant — and its oil — possess strong antimicrobial properties. It may be able to inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria, making it an essential component of skin care routines for those acne-prone skin.

One thing to keep in mind, especially if you have acne-prone skin, is that peppermint has a reputation for being somewhat overpowering. In high enough concentrations, it can act as a skin irritant, but our Winter Mint Body Polish has been carefully formulated with a balance of ingredients for a gentle, soothing spa experience at home. A little does go a long way, though!

Fresh peppermint plant leaves

Peppermint Oil for Overall Wellness

Beyond using peppermint for skin care, there are many ways to incorporate peppermint essential oil into your everyday wellness routine. Its soothing scent is valuable for aromatherapy, working to invigorate the senses and relieve stress.

Peppermint oil can also be used as an effective natural insect repellent or as part of massage oils, hair masks, and so much more. It’s truly a do-it-all ingredient!

Incorporate Peppermint Essential Oil into Your Fall & Winter Skin Care Routines (and Beyond!)

Peppermint is indeed a powerful herb with many benefits, and when blended with high-quality natural ingredients, it can become an essential component of your daily skin care and wellness routine.

Ready to embrace the power of peppermint for your skin? Ayr Skin Care is here to help with 100% vegan products that are ethically sourced and consciously made — perfect for those who want to enjoy their skin care without compromising ethics or animal welfare. Whether you’re using our Winter Mint Body Polish on its own or as part of our Soft Skin Bundle, our cruelty-free, Fair Trade products are the perfect way to freshen up your routine.!

Questions about this product and what is best for your skin? Get in touch with us today. 

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