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In Topic: tto

19 November 2004 - 07:30 PM

You can diltue the oil, thereby lessening the smell, but you cannot get rid of it altogether...also, the more you dilute it, the less of an effect it has on acne.  Try applying it in you room, with the door closed, before going to bed - it's only you who will have to deal with the smell.  Which isn't all that bad - I really like it, it's refreshing.

In Topic: How to handle oily skin?

19 November 2004 - 07:02 PM

You should absorb it with oil absorbing papers...or even tissues...these brown paper towels that public washrooms have work really well too.

In Topic: Tea Tree Oil...

16 November 2004 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE(Katya @ Nov 16 2004, 10:44 AM)
Is alcohol bad for your skin then?

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Although alcohol is a good disinfectant (kills bacteria), in the long run it dries out the skin and impairs its healing abilities...since tea tree is a great disinfectant on its own, you don't need to add alcohol.

In Topic: Tea Tree Oil...

16 November 2004 - 10:30 AM

Hi Katya,
I'm glad that the body shop oil is working great for you, but you should be aware that there's nothing in there that is worth four quid, as it has an extremely low % of actual tea tree oil.  It's better to just buy the natural 100% oil from a health store, and dilute it with whatever you want to dilute it with!!  ie. witch hazel, alcohol (although not recommended!).

In Topic: Why didn't the Regimen work for me??

12 November 2004 - 05:26 PM

Hi Lafasta,
You're definately not a candidate for bp...I'm a veteran bp, retin-a, salicyc acid & glycolic acid user - none of these things have helped me either.  In fact, after using retin-a & bp for a long period of time my skin's healing process slowed down - I was stuck with red marks and pimples for months when they previously went away in weeks.  What did work for me (finally clear - yay!!), was a combination of natural products, like tea tree, vinegar and especially epsom salts.  There's already a post on this at:
So check it out, and maybe it will help you out.
Also, I don't know if you believe in squeezing, but I find that there's no other way of getting rid of a whitehead than sqeezing it out...but remember to use a tissue and disinfect afterwards!