I Spent Thousands Battling Hormonal Acne, and a $20 Regimen Cured It
Through a four-year trial-and-error method, I finally found what keeps my acne under control
I read that fish oil (around $9 at the drugstore) and spearmint tea ($3.50 for a box) can help balance your hormones. As demonstrated by my track record, I was game for anything. About three weeks into fish oil supplements and daily spearmint tea, I noticed that my inflamed pimples were slowly decreasing.
I cut out spearmint tea, just to see if that was behind the sudden control over my acne I was experiencing. Three months later, I still hadn't gotten one of those deep cysts, so I knew the spearmint tea wasn't a magic brew keeping my acne at bay.
Then, because I was trying to approach this scientifically, I decided to cut out the fish oil, too. Bad idea. I started to get a lot of pimples right around my menstrual cycle. Back to popping fish oil!
The combination of the no-pick policy and fish oil supplements seemed to be a recipe my skin likes. Finally, I had made some headway.
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