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Member Since 26 Jan 2014
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In Topic: Moisturizing After Tea Tree Oil Use?

27 January 2015 - 01:34 AM

In my opinion it is best to use tea tree oil as a spot treatment rather than all over your face.  You don't have a lot of blemishes so it should work well that way. If you want to put moisturizer on top of the tea tree oil a gentle moisturizer might be best rather than one with salicylic acid so you don't irritate your skin. 

You could always wash your face in the morning and then apply the moisturizer with salicylic acid.  Then in the evening clean your face and apply the tea tree on certain spots and maybe just leave it (ie. no moisturizer at overnight).  I don't know your skin so if it is very dry then maybe you need moisturizer overnight, sometimes you just need to try things for a bit to see what works for you.

Just my two cents worth!

Good luck.



In Topic: Pantene Pro V Shampoo And Conditioner Caused My Adult Acne!

09 January 2015 - 12:39 PM

That's awesome that you discovered what was causing your problem!  I had no idea that those products could cause the problem. Thanks for sharing.

Do you mind me asking what shampoo/conditioner you are now using?

In Topic: Tips On Treating Acne? Nothing Seems To Be Working...

08 January 2015 - 04:57 PM

Psychokitty is right, going off the pill can cause a huge imbalance in your hormones which can take some time to balance out.  I know that is hard not to worry about your skin but stress can exacerbate the situation.  The topicals you are using will help somewhat but you need to address internal issues as well to balance out your hormones. 

If you google 'going off birth control' you will see that the number one issue is getting acne afterwards.  There are several sites and blogs devoted to just this subject ('how to go off birth control pills without getting acne') with many suggestions of what to try/do eg. supplements and herbs such as vitex (chasteberry), DIM, inositol, saw palmetto etc.  Some of these have worked for people so might be worth researching! Unfortunately dermatologists generally don't seem to concerned with internal/hormonal issues. A homeopath may help you or like most of us it may just mean doing your own research and trying different things to see what works.


I am in no way an expert, so this is just my opinion.

Good luck!

In Topic: My Acne Seems To Be Cleared!

04 January 2015 - 06:13 PM

Good to hear that it is working for you!

My daughter was thinking of starting to take cod liver oil for her acne, could you tell me your dosage?


In Topic: Help ! Skin Is Freaking Out ...

22 December 2014 - 08:09 PM

In my opinion you should stop using the clarisonic.  My daughter's dermatologist told her not to use hers as it can just spread the bacteria around and irritate the skin (ie. make your skin worse). 


Sounds like your skin is sensitive if benzoyl peroxide gave you a burn, so be gentle.  Maybe just use a mild cleanser and moisturizer until everything settles down.


Did you start using any new products that could have given you the rash in the first place?