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Just in time to calm and protect your skin from the harsh stressors of cold, arid winters, let’s talk about two complexion-perfecting botanical gifts that come straight from Mother Earth.
Skin care products with these ingredients typically smell yummy – an easy sale during the holidays!
It’s a fresh, sweet treat for the skin and an uplifting boost to your vibe and spirit. This popular herb is none other than peppermint leaf, known for its distinct, therapeutic aroma and natural medicinal properties.
This candy cane for the complexion is popular during this festive time of the year, but is incredible for the skin year round with plentiful selling points including:
1. Powerful Anti-inflammatory
Environmental stressors, genetics and even mental stress cause skin inflammation. Inflamed skin means red, blotchy and irritated. Peppermint leaf has high levels of vitamins A & C to help calm and reduce redness and irritation.
2. Complexion Brightener
Naturally infused with B vitamins, riboflavin and folate, peppermint leaf immediately boosts skin’s radiance.
3. Skin Energizer
Peppermint leaves can be ground into a fine powder and added to scrubs and washes to open pores and invigorate the skin.
4. Herbal Remedy
Used as an ingredient in topical creams and ointments, the properties of peppermint leaf offer a soothing and healing effect that treats a variety of skin issues like hives, rashes, rosacea and even poison ivy.
5. Safe for Most Skin Types
Since it’s an all-natural ingredient, the skin recognizes and allows peppermint to absorb without creating irritation.
6. Uplifts the Senses
Did you know that the scent of peppermint has been known to help reduce stress? It is a natural stimulant and the refreshing aroma can produce a much needed mood boost every time a peppermint-scented product is applied to the skin.
Better known as nutmeg, it is also nicknamed the Wonder Spice. This is because it creates unique flavors in many foods, but also because it has properties that help feed and nourish the skin.
This exotic spice known for its sweet aroma is jam-packed with skincare benefits:
1. Helps fade dark spots and freckles
One of the most amazing benefits of nutmeg is that it has the ability to help even out skin discoloration and hyper-pigmentation.
2. Gently exfoliates
Nutmeg’s non-abrasive molecular structure makes it a light exfoliator that creates smoother, softer skin.
3. Reduces oily skin and breakouts
Nutmeg helps shrink pore size and ensures a normal and healthy pH balance, plus anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help prevent acne.
4. Promotes more youthful looking skin
Nutmeg’s natural antioxidant and anti-aging properties fight cell-damaging free radicals that cause oxidative stress AKA premature aging. Reducing the oxidative stress on your skin can slow down and blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
5. Contains humectant properties.
Dehydrated skin looks dull which makes it look older. Nutmeg restores moisture and helps skin retain hydration.
Happy Selling and a Merry Botanical Christmas to all!
David McFarland is a National Educator for Sun Evolutions, offering brands including Supre Tan, ProTan, Fiesta Sun and Playboy. He is a face-to-face sales and beauty product fanatic who gauges his success solely on his effectiveness at selling real product to real, live salon customers.
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