The holidays can be stressful for many people and the seasonal stress can trigger an outbreak; that’s because stress causes the skin to produce more oil.
Spearmint is an easy, safe and most of all natural remedy to help you through the holidays looking your best.
Try drinking at least two cups of Spearmint tea per day to reduce excess androgen which may be responsible for breakouts!
Spearmint tea is made on the stove top by heating about 10 spearmint leaves in water – the leaves should not be boiled – or soak the leaves in water for 5-10 minutes, and then heat the water.
Another way of making the drink is to take kettle water just before it boils and pour it over the fresh leaves. The strength of the flavor can be adjusted to your liking, by using fewer or more leaves. Additives such as raw honey, stevia or a little brown sugar can be added if required. Whether consumed hot or cold, the benefits of spearmint tea and its refreshing effect will remain the same.
To help problem skin, also try eating zinc rich foods such as oysters, ginger or pumpkin seeds. A good zinc supplement may come in handy (20mg per day), but don’t stay on it longer than 6 weeks at a time, as it can interfere with the absorption of other useful minerals. Colloidal zinc applied topically can also help speed healing.
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