Tea Tree Oil

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  1. McClaire

    McClaire New Member

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    I did a Google search for this on TFS and a regular TFS search and didn't find anything.

    Has anyone had experience with 100% pure Tea Tree Oil? I recently bought some and am a little nervous about it. I hope it will fade my acne scars. I heard it's better then rosehip oil, I haven't tried RHO but I heard really good things about it.

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    Forgot to mention I am going to try this tonight so hopefully it'll go well.
     
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    eternitygoddess Active Member

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    I've been using it for a month.

    Doesn't work. Scars ain't fading.

    WHO TOLD ME IT WORKS? Come out come out...
     
  3. ballerinagirl

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    you are not supposed to use it directly on your face. its very very potent. Mix it with a carrier oil like Castor oil or coconut oil.
    for scars, i use fresh lemon juice (from a lemon) as a spot treatment. stings but works. took about 2 weeks of nightly use only....not recommended for day time.
     
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    eternitygoddess Active Member

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    I used lemon juice a few years ago after hearing recs.

    It set my face on fire.
     
  5. silk skin paws

    silk skin paws doldrums

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    Fading scars? I don't know and never tried it. It's good for clearing up acne because of the anti-fungal properties.
     
  6. rayoflight

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    Tea Tree oil doesn't have any scar or pigmentation fading properties, it's a very potent antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal tho, like 5% tea tree oil works just as well as 5% benzoyl peroxide to treat mild to moderate acne which imo is tres impressive. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2145499

    Acid peels (like spot treatments with 20% glycolic acid :shock: ), vit C serums and other things can help to fade the dark marks left by acne.
     
  7. Emma Naomi

    Emma Naomi New Member

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    I don't use pure oil but I use:
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    which is a cream you put on at night (from the body shop)
    for a while I thought it wasn't working as it did nothing much.
    BUT then I read the instructions and it said 'apply liberally' (which I wasn't doing, I was just applying a tiny bit)
    sooo the last week or so I have put it on thickly, and people have actually commented on how much better my skin looks!!
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    I sound like an advertisment but still. It WORKED, I'm so pleased :smile:
     
  8. PrincessImp.

    PrincessImp. Of too many minds

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    I used tea tree oil before when I was a teenager and breaking out.
    (It was a product from the Body Shop I think)
    It did dry up my pimples but I don't think it helped in fading the scars.
     
  9. McClaire

    McClaire New Member

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    can you mix a little with lotion? would that be better?
     
  10. marcBarna

    marcBarna Well-Known Member

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    Tea tree oil works wells on treating blemishes but I don't think it works on scars... acids like glicolic work much better.
     

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