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Is there an initial break out when starting on this coal tar soap product?

I am having a small breakout with 3 inflammed pustules which came out. Not sure if it is because of the soap, because it is not generalized on my face (1 on the forehead, 1 on the lower side of my cheek and of course one right in the middle of my face). After 20 years fighting acne, I am a bit mad to see that my pores still get so inflammed..........

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Bottom line here too: Coal tar soap was a bad idea to treat acne. Might be that coal tar helps, but other ingredients broke me out big time. Or the skin purged. But I am still struggling getting rid of one of the stubborn blemish which appeared... Keeps refilling..

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Is it that Wrights stuff? Its not actually coal tar, that was banned in the UK a while ago (think its prescription only now). The wrights soap is actually tea tree oil based, which is said to help with acne, but the soap itself leaves a waxy residue on your skin and clogs pores.

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Tee tree oil is fine for me though it makes my skin extremely dry. It must have been something else. But the soap was called coal tar soap......

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AHHHH coal stinks for sensitive/acne-prone skin.

I bought these Korean charcoal nose pore strips and they broke me out to high heaven.

They say charcoal and sulfur (equally as irritating) are good for acne.. wrong.



I like tea tree oil too, when diluted.

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Same! TTO seems to help as spot treatment. A bit too strong for me for the entire face. Have seb derm though, so kinda hard to put anything on my sin!

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