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Facial Hair Growth in Women and Spearmint Tea

Facial Hair Growth in Women

If you are a woman with facial hair, you are not alone. This is one topic no one wants to talk about, but it does affect many women. Hirsutism or excessive facial hair growth often begins to show up in the late 30’s or early 40’s. Facial Hair in women is caused by male hormones (androgen’s) building up in the body which can cause excessive hair growth on the face, stomach, and breasts. All women have male hormones in their body, but it is the overproduction of male hormones, mainly testosterone, that can cause facial hair.

Dealing with facial hair in women can be incredibly embarrassing. It is not easy as you have to deal with facial hair daily. Traditional methods include shaving every day, waxing, bleaching, and laser hair removal. Some women only experience a few facial hairs above the lips; others may have peach fuzz on their cheeks, chin or neck while others may have a full facial beard.

For those women who have mild symptoms, a good natural alternative therapy to combat male hormones is to drink tea. Peppermint, Spearmint, and Raspberry Ketones can help lower testosterone. Try drinking 2 to 4 cups of Spearmint tea daily to combat facial hair growth. Many studies have been done about Spearmint tea and its ability to decrease male hormones. Would you like to learn more about spearmint and how to incorporate it into your everyday life? Visit our key ingredients glossary for more information.

If you have severe symptoms of facial hair growth, you may have an underlying medical disorder. You should seek medical help as severe facial hair growth can be caused by PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a disorder which needs to be diagnosed by a doctor.