No thanks to the pregnancy hormones and increased humidity, my back ache aka bacne took a turn for the worst. The LMS Spotlight was not helping in areas which were difficult to reach and furthermore, I wasn’t utilizing its full capacity. I was using it just once a night instead of hourly as instructed. The back is just not a convenient spot to treat acne effectively with such a tool, especially when you are doing it alone.
Afraid of using chemical-based products such as BP 2.5% due to its lack of research for usage during pregnancy. I decided to go for something more natural such as Tea tree Oil. And where else to find affordable tea tree oil then at The Body Shop stores.
Going at just S$18.90 for 10ml, this little green bottle of goodness is a skin savior for me. A best-seller at The Body Shop, the Tea Tree Oil is a natural, targeted solution to help clear blemishes quickly and effectively without over-drying the skin. Renowned for its anti-bacterial benefits, the Tea Tree Oil also helps to soothe blemished skin.
Add on the Tea Tree Oil Body Wash which is going for S$18.90 for 250ml, I know I’m doing my best to combat these nasty zits. And things have been looking up for me, the back is almost cleared of active acne, leaving the scores of brownish scars, a solemn reminder of what a disaster it used to be. Even my hubby has noticed the difference too.
Special precautions & warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Tea tree oil seems to be safe when applied to the skin. But it should not be taken by mouth. Ingestion of tea tree oil can be toxic. (source)
Do note that some may not recommend usage of tea tree oil during pregnancy but as long as you take care not to accidentally swallow it then you’re fine. Seriously, who in the right mind consumes tea tree oil!?! Talk to your doctor if you are unsure.