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If my skin gets dry from tea tree oil, should I stop using it?

Asked by: Pumpkin Pie 267 views Skin & Body , ,

Well first of all, I’m using tea tree oil to reduce acne on my face. I have acne on my cheeks, chin, and forehead. After using tea tree oil for 2 days now, I notice that my acnes are starting to disappear but then my chin is completely flakey with dead and dry skin. It only happens there though.. So should I stop using it or only stop applying it onto my chin area? Or else is this a sign of my skin improving. Also I use the spring valley 100% tea tree oil and applied it directly to the spots with a q-tip.

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  1. Rainbow Star on May 16, 2013

    Keep using it! For sure!Drying of the skin is actually part of healing acne. Acne is full of dirt and oil, so when it gets dried up, it starts to go away. You’ll have dry skin for awhile, but afterwards you should get a moisturizer. You can find them at drug stores or even dollar stores, it doesn’t have to be a $30 moisturizer for it to work. (PS don’t use body lotion on your face!)(Also, don’t start using the moisturizer until your acne is more cleared up. You don’t want to lock moisture in the skin, because then it will only keep your acne there.)Another tip, to get rid of the flakey, dry skin, use an exfoliater.You can either a) go out and buy one, or b) make one with things you probably have at home already.All you need is about a 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil or jojoba oil. (DO NOT use baby oil.)Mix it together and scrub the mixture all over your face. After about a minute of scrubbing, rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

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  2. Butterfly Twinkles on May 16, 2013

    Yeah, if its not working for you, then, i think you should just stop using it. Why don’t you try olive oil, it is really good for your skin and hair. but don’t use this daily. and for your acne, one of the best methods is to use a mixture of lime and honey daily.

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