A 20-year-old female asked:
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can i use tea tree oil to prevent acne on my face as its a natural alternate for benzyol peroxide? my skin type is oily

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Dr. Monib Zirvi
21 years experience Dermatology
Can work: Tea tree oil has some antiseptic properties and some studies have shown efficacy for treatment of acne. It's probably safest to use as a spot treatment. Some people can develop an allergic contact dermatitis to tea tree oil known as melaleuca oil dermatitis, so be careful. Consulting a dermatologist for acne treatment and management is recommended.
Answered on Oct 26, 2020
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