2 years ago
When I was an acne prone college student, I used to use the Body Shop tea tree oil range but it did nothing for me. Cut to being 41 and as of 6 months ago I still got acne on the regular. The only thing that stopped it on my face was a salicylic acid product. However I still get it on my back and even my ears so I have started using tea tree oil on these areas as a preventive measure. I mix a few drops with an expensive facewash and rub it on these areas, then rinse off. Another place I use it is my scalp where I not only get acne but sometimes unbearable itchiness which I can only assume is due to product build-up. I mix it with a mild shampoo and massage my scalp. I also use it when I'm oiling my scalp (its something we Indians do once a week where we massage oil - mostly coconut - into the scalp and leave overnight, then shampoo the next day). I mix a few drops of tea tree oil with coconut and castor to keep my scalp from getting clogged. Works well! My scalp never feels itchy. The smell of course is like disinfectant but it doesn't bother me too much.
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