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Peppermint oil to reduce sebum production

Postby chani » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 9:05 pm

Hi,

i read from http://www.acne.org/messageboard/pepper ... 79657.html that peppermint oil reduces sebum production.

Has anyone tried it before?

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Postby kimora » Sat, 05 Jun 2010 5:38 pm

Tea Tree Oil shampoos/ conditioners also do the same.

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Postby chani » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 11:25 am

I am using tea tree cleanser from body shop , but doesnt help with sebum reduction.

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Postby kimora » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 1:22 pm

chani wrote:I am using tea tree cleanser from body shop , but doesnt help with sebum reduction.


we live in 100% humidy, if you try using Tea Tree from Body Shop maybe test out another brand and use Baby Powder or Baking soda, that helps absorb humidity, if the problem is severe you might want to get professional help. Applying oil on to scalp doesn't sound like a good idea in this kind of climate.

Just my 2 cents.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 4:23 pm

kimora wrote:
we live in 100% humidy,


Where are you living? The Atchafalaya Swamp?

The Relative Humidity in Singapore ranges from 65~95% only.

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Postby kimora » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 6:15 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
kimora wrote:
we live in 100% humidy,


Where are you living? The Atchafalaya Swamp?

The Relative Humidity in Singapore ranges from 65~95% only.


unless i am the ONLY person living as an expat as this an expat forum, the humidity here is HIGH and a big change for 90% of people coming from northern hemisphere mostly dry climates.

65-95% humidity is high by most standards for skin and hair.

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Postby chani » Thu, 10 Jun 2010 1:58 am

Using powder on skin?

Wouldnt that clog pores?

Have any one tried adding peppermint oil to their toner?

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Postby kimora » Thu, 10 Jun 2010 4:07 pm

chani wrote:Using powder on skin?

Wouldnt that clog pores?

Have any one tried adding peppermint oil to their toner?


baby powder/baking soda used lightly and combed out with a brush after absorbs some of the oils in scalp.

if you are at Guardian, there is Klorane Dry shampoo, same formula as baking soda/baby powder but in a spray.

i am no expert about pores clogging but maybe you should switch hair shampoos and see a dermatologist if your problem is that bad.

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Postby chococat » Thu, 24 Jun 2010 4:26 pm

actually...
if you have a specific spot (blackhead, cyst, etc) HONEY does quite a number on sebum. My mother had a deep volcano on her back (ick) that required regular...extraction...but (after years of this) she applied honey to it regularly and it went away. For good. If you are trying to control sebum on your face/neck try a honey mask every other day...let me know if it works!


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