http://www.amazon.co...a tree oil wash
Anyway, I do know of having to let your skin adjust, and that there's usually an initial purge when first using a new product, but should this be happening with mere tea tree oil?
Granted, I haven't been using it exactly as its directions say, so maybe it could be that? Like, it tells me for best results that it should be used twice a day and that it should be rinsed off with cool water.
I usually only shower once a day and that's when I'm able to use it (it's too messy to use over a sink, what with water splashing everywhere and what not; I'm a very sloppy person). Also, I wash my face after I wash my hair, and then wash my body, so I end up washing the oil off with warm~hot water. And it's not until about ten minutes later when I'm done washing my body that I'm finally able to get my face some cold water (since I end my showers with a cold rinse).
Also, I don't moisturize my face at all. My skin is very oily and I'd hate to think of having to add even more "moisture" to my already oily face (yeah, yeah, I know that just because your skin is oily doesn't mean that it's necessarily moisturized, but still). I can tell, though, that underneath the sebum my skin is kind of dry due to the TTO. But could dryness really cause my skin to look so much worse?
Should I start moisturizing, or should I just give my skin another week or so to adapt to the TTO? Or should I just stop with the TTO altogether?
Edited by Rahako-sama, 04 August 2012 - 02:07 AM.