19 Jun '13, 11pm

Wow… Who knew putting this oil on your face could actually clear up your acne??

Benzoyl peroxide is an ingredient found in most acne products because it helps reduce inflammation and get rid of dead skin cells – but it can also have some pretty nasty side effects like peeling, burning and itching. In one study , acne patients were divided into two groups. One group applied 5% benzoyl peroxide solution daily while the other applied 5% tea tree oil. Afterwards, researchers found that both ingredients helped improve patients’ skin and reduced acne, though the tea tree oil worked a bit more slowly than benzoyl peroxide. However, those that used tea tree oil suffered much fewer side effects!

Full article: http://michellephan.com/blog/post/skincare-spotlight-tea-...

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