Benzoyl Peroxide vs Tea Tree Oil for Acne

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A 5% tea tree oil gel is pitted head-to-head against the leading over-the-counter treatment for pimples.

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This is but one of the extended series of videos I have on tea tree oil. Here’s the other ones I have up so far:
• Do Natural and DIY Tea Tree Oil Cleaning Products Disinfect as Well as Bleach? (
• Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Dandruff and Athlete’s Foot? (
• Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Nail Fungus? (
• Is Tea Tree Oil Safe? (
• Does Tea Tree Oil Have Hormonal Side Effects? (

What else can we do for acne? Here are some of my faves:
• The Acne-Promoting Effects of Milk (
• Saving Lives By Treating Acne With Diet (
• Treating Acne with Barberries (
• Why Do Vegan Women Have 5x Fewer Twins? (
• Does Chocolate Cause Acne? (
• Does Cocoa Powder Cause Acne? (
• Do Sunflower Seeds Cause Acne? (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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