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Spearmint Tea - Oily Skin

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Hey Everyone!

Its been a while since I've been on this site. I took the I dont care about my acne anymore approach, and its really helped. However, I came across something that I needed to share.

I have extremely oily skin. I love to drink tea, and lately i've been drinking Gingko Kava-Kava tea at my local coffee shop, which has spearmint leaves in it. After a week of drinking a few cups I noticed my skin didn't get as oily.

So, I went out and bought some spearmint tea and it has SIGNIFICANTLY reduced my oil production! I must note, I am a male age 22. I know ive read things about how spearmint tea should be used as an acne cure for women. . . but it works for me!

Hope this helps :)

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yes i think this is because since its tea and tea is some what beneficial to your body.. its probably cleaning your system or some sort.. its almost like green tea, but make sure not to add refined sugar, because that garbage gets to you

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That's interesting. Spearmint does seem to have anti-androgen effects:

Spearmint herbal tea has significant anti-androgen effects in polycystic ovarian syndrome. A randomized controlled trial. Phytother Res. 2010 Feb;24(2):186-8.

(google spearmint and androgens for more research and articles on the subject).

I have been intending to try add Spearmint to my daily green tea to see if it slows or miniaturizes facial hair; any reduction in facial skin oil or sebum would be a very welcome bonus.

I should warn men who are interested in trying spearmint on a continual basis that it may lower your libido.

MrS

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