Our dermatologist, Dr. Emily Arch was recently featured on Shape.com in an article about on how to stop a pimple in its tracks. She shared one simple trick that may help with hormonal acne:

Sip on spearmint tea.
Feel a blemish cropping up? Swap your morning cup o’ coffee for spearmint tea. “Many of my acne patients, myself included, find spearmint tea to be incredibly helpful for breakouts,” says Emily Arch, M.D., a dermatologist at Dermatology + Aesthetics of Wicker Park in Chicago. “Drinking two cups of it a day has shown to help decrease levels of androgens—aka ‘male’ hormones—which in turn may help with hormonal acne.”

For more tips on treating and prevents breakouts, you can read the full article here.

If you’re interested in making an appointment for an acne consultation, contact our office at 773-276-1100 to speak with a Patient Service Representative.

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