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Improve your complexion with peppermint tea

by Wendy Martin (follow)
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While it certainly tastes delicious, did you know that
peppermint tea offers plenty of other benefits for your body and health?



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Drinking peppermint tea can also improve your complexion. Image credit: Aradia Di/sxc.hu


If you're suffering from facial blemishes such as blackheads, spots and uneven tone, it's likely caused by excess sebum on your pores and skin. Sebum is a natural oil that is produced by your body to protect, lubricate and keep your skin healthy, but if your body produces too much, spots will appear.

Having healthy skin is important as it's our first line of defence against any infections that could enter the body. Additionally, having a clear complexion is great for your self image and confidence.

There are an enormous number of chemically based products available on the market that can cleanse your face, but if you prefer natural ways or home remedies for cleansing your skin, many holistic practitioners believe that peppermint tea can actually assist.



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Peppermint tea is not only healthy but is refreshing served hot or cold. Image credit: Marmit/sxc.hu


Peppermint or mentha piperita makes a delicious and healthy herbal tea with a pleasant aroma. To make as a tea, peppermint can be used alone but it can also be combined with other herbs, which can enhance its flavor and uses. Peppermint has many uses because of its high level of menthol.

So how does it correlate with clear skin? The menthol that is the basic element in peppermint can be used to lower the secretion of oil from your body's sebaceous glands. Less oil = clearer skin. Additionally, menthol produces a cooling effect which can help ease the redness and swelling of existing blemishes. The cooling property of peppermint will also further reduce skin that's been irritated with insect bites, rashes, inflammation and burns.

How do you now use peppermint tea to help clear or maintain clear skin? When you brew the tea, make sure you don't use sugar as it will work against clear skin. This tea is known to boost blood circulation, giving your skin a vibrant glow as well as clearing your mind.



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The menthol contained in mint leaves provide a cooling effect on the body which is not just refreshing, but can reduce inflammation of the skin. Image credit:Hajnalka Ardai/sxc.hu


In addition to this, when you bathe in peppermint tea, it can help you treat skin problems such as rashes and burns. Simply add one litre of cold peppermint tea to your bath water.

Skin care aside, peppermint tea has long been known for it's ability to help with digestion or calm a sensitive stomach. So after a big meal, it's a wonderful, caffeine free drink to relax you just before bedtime. Try a cup tonight for clearer skin and a relaxing nights sleep.

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On a light note While on a trip away I asked a waiter in the hotel iras was staying in if they had any fresh mint leaves that I could add to my cup of boiling water As I don't drink Caffeine He brought me a plate of basil leaves .The joke backfired ! Lee
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