Peppermint Tea for Hormonal Acne

Hormones called androgens are commonly accepted as factors in the cause of acne and are in men and women. Androgens enlarge the sebaceous glands in the skin causing it to produce more sebum (oil). Increased sebum blocks the pores and provides food for bacteria. Androgens accelerate puberty and this is the reason why teenagers are more prone to acne than adults are.

Acne can have a psychological effect in the short term but long term. A reduction of self-esteem can lead to social withdrawal and even depression. If left untreated, severe acne can leave disfiguring scars that can be difficult to treat. The typical acne appears in the producing areas of fat in the body such as the face, chest, and back. It is common for acne also to occur in the neck and upper arms. Natural treatments can help people with him to find relief.

It is thought that the oily skin and some types of cosmetics aggravate acne. Both natural fat from the skin such as cosmetics can block pores and cause the growth of bacteria. Many studies have shown that fatty foods and chocolate does not cause acne. However, eating unhealthy way the body does not provide a balanced diet it needs to produce healthy skin.

According to various studies conducted in recent years, an infusion of peppermint can help treat hormonal acne. Turkish researchers at Suleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) stated in an article published in the journal Phytotherapy Research that daily consumption of 2-5 cups of tea of ​​peppermint, Mentha spicata Labiatae, significantly reduces the levels of the male hormone testosterone in women. This infusion would combat hirsutism with the same efficiency as treatments that are far more expensive; it also reduces the side effects, including contraceptive drugs or angiotensin-aldosterone (a hormone secreted by the adrenal gland). The question remains whether peppermint acts on androgens or directly on the hair.

Good natural remedy for acne is crushed mint. Crushed fresh mint leaves in a mortar, applied directly to the skin and leave for 10 minutes before washing with cold water. Mint brings relief to acne because it contains menthol, which is a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

Often, the only thing the body needs is the right nutritional balance and proper skin care. Unfortunately many soaps and shampoos are advertised as “organic” and natural contain harmful chemicals that can exacerbate or even cause skin problems. Before buying any soap, skin cream, moisturizer or shampoo, check the ingredient label and conducting research on chemicals used in their manufacture. Some of the ingredients to avoid include alcohol, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulphate, propylene glycol, mineral oil and parabens. Do not be fooled by the name of a product or the hype surrounding him; Instead, do your own research. For example, sodium lauryl sulfate (sodium lauryl sulphate) which is in most soaps and shampoos are commonly used as an industrial cleaner and degreaser garage floors engine.

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