How To Use Spearmint Tea To Treat Acne

Spearmint tea is delicious and refreshing, a perfect sipping tea for any time of the day. It, like a lot of other teas, also has a lot of health benefits. For example, drinking peppermint tea every day can lead to positive results for the body.

Healthline reports that spearmint tea, in particular, is high in antioxidants, is good for digestive health, may improve memory, fights bacterial infections, and may lower blood sugar, among other potential benefits. It's not too far fetched that a tea may be able to help your face, considering the application of mint to the face can lead to positive results as well. Moreover, tea is often served with other foods that are good for the body such as honey, cinnamon, and lemon. The opportunities to combine foods that are good for you are limitless, but they all offer the body a pleasant boost.

Can spearmint tea also treat acne in addition to all of its other health benefits? 

Can tea really help acne?

Sometimes we need to look to nature for the best remedies. Lindsey Metrus at Byrdie writes that she consulted a dermatologist who told her that drinking two cups of spearmint tea a day is more beneficial for the skin than doctor-prescribed remedies. The article was reviewed by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian, who is also an assistant clinical professor at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Dermatology.

It's a slow process, but drinking two cups of spearmint tea a day may very well work. A 2015 study showed that drinking these two cups each day led to a 25% reduction in acne in one month and 51% reduction in three months (via Byrdie). While the use of tea to aid in acne clearing may have more varying results than prescriptions, there is less room for side effects that could scar you forever or make your condition worse. If the spearmint tea doesn't work, you've at least drunk some refreshing, harmless tea without any risk of making your condition worse.

Naturally, you should consult your dermatologist before stopping any treatments you're already using, but natural remedies have a long history and they can often prove effective.