Should tree tea oil be used for acne?

Free to try it. But don't spend much money. Despite the ads and the beautiful back-to-nature talk, today's prescription meds are more reliable, very safe, and probably will be cheaper even in our dysfunctional health care system. This is the 21st century, you've worked hard, and you have a right to have a clear face if you want it.

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Would I need to dilute 100% tea tree oil used for acne?

Makes no difference. This is not effective at any dilution. If you want to be serious about a real acne problem a dermatologist can help you. Read more...

Can tree tea oil clean my acne?

Maybe. Evidence is anecdotal; it's a moderate estrogen and has given boys who use it breasts. Benzoyl peroxide is a nastier but quite effective over-the-counter product. If you can't clear your acne with these, please get with your physician. There are a variety of other remedies available. Read more...
Possibly . Tea tree oil does have some antiseptic properties and work for some people as a spot treatment for acne. However, it can also cause a contact dermatitis or rash in some people so use with caution. Read more...

Does tree tea oil really work for acne?

Not really. If it has any effect, it is mild. So maybe it will work if your acne is really mild and something weak is all you need. Read more...

Can tea tree oil help clear up acne?

It can. It's a fairly strong estrogen and i suspect this is how it works; in fact, some guys have gotten breasts from using it. At best, it's an adjunct for scientific acne treatment. If you've got acne that you can't manage with topical benzoyl peroxide, you owe it to yourself to get effective scienetific treatment from your physicain. It's a chronic disease that can be managed. Best wishes. Read more...

Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

No. No scar can be completely removed. Tree oil is a mild antibiotic and has a limited effect against mild acne in the acute stage, and is less irritating than other over-the-counter preparations. For old scars, dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers and more, and some hollywood men have cultivated the scars for the "tough guy" look. Read more...

What is considered the number one way or method of using tea tree oil on acne?

Adjunct. It's a moderately strong estrogen which is probably how it exerts its effects. Some young men get breasts from using it. There are much more effective ways of treating acne (benzoyl peroxide, physician-prescribed meds), and if somebody is preventing you from getting effective treatment because of a superstitious preference for "natural healing", you have my sympathy. Call your doctor. Cheers. Read more...