6 Reasons Why Peppermint is a Winter Skin Must-Have
‘Tis the season for all things peppermint: peppermint mochas in red cups, candy canes hanging out of Christmas stockings, and the elusive Christmas Junior Mints dyed red and green inside. It’s not just your taste buds that crave peppermint in the winter—your skin loves it too.
What Peppermint Does:
Thanks to its high menthol content, peppermint oil can help soothe chapped skin, which is at its worst in winter
Peppermint has a cooling effect that refreshes congested and oily skin
Peppermint has cleansing properties to keep skin looking healthy and clear
Peppermint has an astringent effect that functions to tone skin
Peppermint refreshes and balances flaky skin and scalp
Peppermint’s energizing scent helps invigorate, alleviating tension caused by holiday stress
Staying in when in it’s cold outside seems cozy, but it can do a number on your skin. Dry air from the furnace throws your complexion out of balance, which can mean flaky, rough spots for some and overly oily skin for others. Adjusting humidity when possible or using a humidifier can help, or try incorporating peppermint into your winter skincare routine. It’s a great way to achieve a balanced complexion for any combination of skin types.
A Perfectly Posh Peppermint Routine:
Step 1: A Gentle Cleanser for All Skin Types
Apply BFF: Best Face Forever™ to damp skin, working in a circular motion up from the jawline, then rinse. Our most popular exfoliating face wash gently removes dull, dry skin while energizing with peppermint and grapefruit extract. Guys, we’ve got a version for you too called Bromance™ which also includes activated charcoal for a deep clean perfect for men’s thicker skin.
Step 2: Target Treat Winter Skin
Massage a small amount (nickel-sized or less) of Whole Lava Love™ Volcanic Ash Face Exfoliator onto damp skin, focusing on rough, uneven, or congested areas that are overly dry or overly oily. Peppermint works to balance skin while charcoal absorbs impurities and sugarcane-derived beads smooth dry, flaky patches.
Step 3: Peel & Reveal a Fresh Face
Apply a thick layer of Ice Queen™ Purifying Gentle Peel-Off Face Mask. It contains peppermint leaf extract, spearmint extract, and lava water to refresh and tone skin. After about 20 minutes, this gelatin-free mask will peel off easily. Follow with your favorite Perfectly Posh moisturizer and treat your lips to a layer of Smoocheroo™ Mega Lip Plumper with peppermint and capsicum, or Mint Condition™ with peppermint in a soothing cocoa and shea butter base to pamper without plumping.
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