So I just focused on taking care of my skin, along with that, I used Cetaphil Face Wash and Clear & Smooth facial cream. Those pretty much got the razor bumps to go away and it also made my marks a little less visible. So now! Back to the topic. One week, I was drinking mint tea excessively, out of the blue. It was just one of those things. 😆 I However, since drinking such tea, I realized that I did not have to do a facial as often as I usually did. For instance, I use hair removable cream on my face every 2 days or 48 hours, Since drinking the tea, I wouldn’t have to remove any hair for about 4-5 days. I have seen a difference in my facial hair growth. The time it takes for the hair to grow back decreases. I also seen a difference in my skin, It was more radiant and healthier looking!
So I hopped online and researched: ‘mint teas effect on unwanted facial hair’ .. needless to say, there WAS a relationship between the two. According to Miranda Hitti (reviewed by Louise Chang, MD) of WebMD:
‘Bood tests showed that the women’s levels of androgens — hormones that include testosterone — dipped after drinking the spearmint tea for the five days.
It’s normal for women to have androgens, but having high androgen levels and hair follicles that are sensitive to androgen can lead to hirsutism (unwanted facial hair).
The hormonal shift the women experienced after drinking spearmint tea might reduce hirsutism, the researchers say.’
So there is a possibility that mint tea reduces the growth of unwanted facial hair. What I gathered from this is that mint tea has an antiandrogenic effect on the body that suppresses the androgens in a woman’s body that allows her to grow facial hair. 🙂 In other words, all my hairy ladies, drink up! 😀
Additional Benefits of Mint Tea
– Stress relief
– Sinus relief
– Weight loss
– Stomach problems