Earlier this week I posted a YouTube video of my favorite things from the month of March. One of the things I mentioned was spearmint tea.
Spearmint has a ton of great benefits that we’ll get into in a minute, but the reason I started drinking spearmint tea was purely vain. I was very lucky growing up that I didn’t have acne. A bump here and there, but no consistent acne. As a teenager, I really really really lucked out.
However, in the past eight or nine months or so, I’ve started getting breakouts on my chin. Nowhere else, just my chin specifically. I did some research and figured out that chin breakouts are caused by two things: stress and a hormonal imbalance.
Am I stressed? Oh, only when I’m breathing. Actually my chin was completely clear taking time off work at Christmas. The 2nd day I was back in the office I started breaking out again. Additionally, at my last doctor appointment I had to switch the brand of my birth control prescription. I’m no doctor, but both of those things combined did not work well with my face.
Guess what helps with both stress and hormonal imbalances? If you don’t guess spearmint, you’re bad at this game.
I was complaining about my chin to a friend and she recommended spearmint tea. So I started drinking a cup at night. I can’t get it together in the morning to do anything other than sticking a Lean Cuisine in my bag and swiping a coat of mascara. I like drinking my tea at night though!
Again no doctor or expert, but I can tell a difference! I’ve noticed that my chin breakouts have significantly decreased. The amount of breakouts are minimal and it’s helped with scarring. Combining spearmint tea with my other skin care products have really made a difference. I’m a fan!
I purchased this brand. You can buy it on Amazon and it comes in packs of 1, 3, or 6. I really like tea, so I think this brand tastes really good too. I look forward to my night time tea.
Spearmint has so many other benefits too. I’m not claiming any of these, but here are some of the things that spearmint has been said to do.
Additional spearmint benefits:
- Relieves indigestion, nausea, vomiting and gas
- High in antioxidants
- May aid in hormone imbalance
- Could help reduce facial hair in women
- May improve memory
- Helps fight bacterial infections
- May lower blood sugar
- Helps reduce stress
- May improve arthritis
- May help lower blood sugar
Do you drink spearmint tea? Have you noticed any of it’s benefits?