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Witchazel/Tea Tree Oil for acne/spots? watch

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    anyone tried it?
    did it work?
    i used to be on the Pill for maybe 8 years but came off due to the risk of breast cancer, so now im ooking for natural remedies, and one of my probs is spots.

    i've heard witchazel is good for oily skin- as it absorbs the oil. anyone tried it? is it expensive? where did you buy it? does it dry out the skin?

    as for tea tree oil, do you guys use the actual oil itself? do you put it on the whole face or just the spots, how long did it take to work?

    and also anyone use aloe vera for inflamed acne? did it work?
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    Use aftershave, the alcohol burns the f*ckers off.
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    Actually you can get tea tree blemish sticks which are very good (Boots and Superdrug do them I think, so does Avon). I understand that toothpaste overnight is good too.
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    no i have tried toothpase- it dries them up but burns the skin off and i get nasty hyperpigmented scars, worse than the spots.

    what do the sticks do? do they take long to work?
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    I find they work within 24 hours normally. Aloe vera gel is good too but its more for soothing skin - buy it in Holland and Barrat or Health Food shops.
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    I've used Avon's tea tree blemish stick, and it's great! If you use it just as spots are developing it normally makes them go almost straight away. If the spots have already come to a head it takes slightly longer, but they're still gone in about 2 applications!
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    anyone applied tea tree oil to the whole face? is it safe? as sort of a preventative.
    is it greasy? can makeup be worn over the top?
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    Don't put it near the eye area. The vapour is very strong.
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    (Original post by magiccarpet)
    as for tea tree oil, do you guys use the actual oil itself? do you put it on the whole face or just the spots, how long did it take to work?
    yeah you can buy the actual oil itself in tube thingys from boots/superdrug etc. Yeah its very good. Apply to areas where you're likely to get spots/have spots and it kinda dries them out. No it's not greasy. Don't put it on spot-free areas because it's strong and will irritate your skin. Yes make-up can be worn over the top, but remember make-up isn't very good for the skin.
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    hey thanks people.

    are there side effects?
    and also, anyone know if it will heal scarring? or do i use aloe vera for that?
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    I wouldn't apply it to the whole face as it would be very drying. Just apply it to the spots as an antispectic.
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    (Original post by magiccarpet)
    hey thanks people.

    are there side effects?
    and also, anyone know if it will heal scarring? or do i use aloe vera for that?
    Tea tree oil may dry your skin a bit much, I guess it might help with scarring.

    Why don't you go to your doctor about it? They'll prescribe you an antiseptic cream which will be infinitely better.
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    Toothpaste is supposed to work... my sister uses that occasionally, although I wouldnt want a minty fresh face myself.

    If the acne gets really bad, the doctor can prescribe a stronger cream which works wonders for my sister!
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    hey thanks people.

    are there side effects?
    and also, anyone know if it will heal scarring? or do i use aloe vera for that?
    Some people experience breakouts with aloe vera so becareful.

    To control oil you can take vitamin B5 and B2, it shouldn't cause harm if you follow the RDA. For mild active ACNE benzoyle peroxide or Salicylic acid should do the trick.

    If you want something natural to heal redmarks, go on acne.org and search for Delna's Regime.

    Unfortunate for me though, I had severe acne breakout in the last 2 months and even a mass overdose of BP doesn't help. Still waiting for accutane...
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    Can anyone recommend a good general spot reducing face wash? an off the shelf one, ive tried many (oxy, clearasel, pure zone etc) but still cant find the one to make me look good.

    Sometimes i think just using water would be more effective! but never dare not use anything, in case my acne gets worse.
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    Can anyone recommend a good general spot reducing face wash? an off the shelf one, ive tried many (oxy, clearasel, pure zone etc) but still cant find the one to make me look good.
    Most of these washes are loaded with different kinds of chemicals and sometimes cause breakouts.

    I would recommend a gentle cleanser that doesn't contain alcohol fragrance and non-comedogenic. Most of Neutrogena's cleansers have such a property.

    Come to acne.org if you want to gain a better understanding of your problem.
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    When you wash in the morning add 2 drops of tea tree to your water when you wash your face and it keeps away the spots.
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    Yeah I got some stuff from the body shop. Burns worse than aftershave but is definately working
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    (Original post by paranoid_teen)
    Some people experience breakouts with aloe vera so becareful.

    To control oil you can take vitamin B5 and B2, it shouldn't cause harm if you follow the RDA. For mild active ACNE benzoyle peroxide or Salicylic acid should do the trick.

    If you want something natural to heal redmarks, go on acne.org and search for Delna's Regime.

    Unfortunate for me though, I had severe acne breakout in the last 2 months and even a mass overdose of BP doesn't help. Still waiting for accutane...
    Be very careful with salicylic acid it can really burn.
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    I really like witch doctor gel - you can get it from the medicated isles in boots and superdrug. It's not specificially for acne but for irritated skin - but it's one of the only things that's ever worked for me without burning my face off. It's dead cheap as well compared to all the pricey oxy and clearasil stuff!
 
 
 
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