Discussions that mention benzoyl

Acne board

lol, i like the subject line.

yes tea tree oil burns. even diluted it stings the skin similar to benzoyl per. imo. i don't like it because it esp @ 100% b/c it makes the zit kinda scab over and get red and it dry the surrounding skin pretty badly with repeated use on a zit. it does make them dry up and go away though. i'd only use it for an initial attack. i prefer the Queen helene mint julep mask for spot treatment drying them out. it seems to diminish their appearance not make them look worse.

[This message has been edited by Capt Zit (edited 01-28-2003).]