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A 39-year-old member asked:

How should i mix lavender oil and tea tree oil to get rid of acne?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Don't bother.: I see patients all the time who have tried tea tree oil + various other oils; their acne is no better, but they do complain of dryness, itching, stinging, burning, and redness. At least 1 published study showed that tea tree oil can cause abnormal breast growth (gynecomastia) in boys. So don't waste your time & money; let a dermatologist prescribe legitimate acne remedies for you.
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