Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Tea tree oil is causing me to breakout more - help!!

Recommended Posts

So I have mild acne all over my face and just started using tea tree oil. 

I’ve been taking a few drops and mixing it with around 1 tsp of coconut oil. Then I’ll usually dab it onto the majority of my face, since most of my face has acne.


However, I feel like my skin isnt absorbing it. Usually I’ll feel it slowly dripping down onto my eyelids and lips after about 20 mins of having it on.


Also, at the bottom of my chin and left side of my nose it not only inflamed and enlarged the pimples I had there, but it also created a few new ones with puss.


pls help, I’m just trying to clear my face and get rid of my acne. Idk what I’m doing wrong

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you have acne or do you have candida or malassezia - which are fungal infections. The coconut oil will feed malassezia. If you are over 25 and you have taken antibiotics recently you probably have malasezzia (or candida) rather than acne. Do you have a white tongue (indicative of candida) and/or dandruff or flaky eyebrows (indicative of malassezia).

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tea tree oil never worked for me, it actually irritated my skin. I would also point out that coconut oil is comedogenic, which means it can make your acne worse. Personally, I have found grapeseed oil very helpful. I use it as a moisturizer. It is non comedogenic and contains linoleic acid, which is good for acne. 

But really, if something is not working for you, stop using it. Everyone reacts differently to products and what might work for one person might not work for you.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes