Post # 1
Have any of you used this before on your face?
I worked in an organic food store for a year while living in my hometown and bought a small bottle of it to help with my moderate acne. I have very sensitive skin, and it’s a comination of oily and dry, so I tried it for a little while but didn’t see any results. I attribute the bulk of my acne from stress (I quite smoking around the time it started), but since the Tamanu oil didn’t do anything for my acne, I had put it away.
Well, going through my bathroom cabinet, I found it and thought I’d give it another shot. My acne has been slowly clearing up after using a new face wash and moisturizer, but I have terrible red marks and scarring from the year prior’s pimples, and Tamanu oil is primarily used to help heal skin (or so Dr. Oz and the bottle I own claims).
I remember that last time I used it, it made my face incredibly soft. I guess I’m just looking to see if anyone has any experience with Tamanu oil, how they use it, and whether they noticed a difference.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
i have used it once, but only for about a week so can’t really say anything about the results… it made my skin really oily (even more than it already is!) so I nixed it pretty fast :/
Post # 5
@elysion: I really don’t know how to describe my skin, maybe combination?- It’s oily in the T zone and extremely dry everywhere else. I have heard to use oil on oil for great results, but putting any kind of oil on my face scares me. Haha
Post # 6
I figured I’d update everyone on how this is working for me, just incase anyone is interested in trying it.
I’ve been using the Tamanu Oil on my pimples for about a week now and here are the pros and cons thus far-
- After the second day, the skin on my face was noticably softer after washing it in the morning.
- I have less pimples! I started my period 5 days ago and my face is ususally a wreck around this time of the month. I’ve gotten 2 new pimples throughout the week, and they went away in just a couple days instead of the typical “You’re on your period? Here’s a cluster of pimples on your chin, a cluster on your forehead, and a couple on your nose- Just because I’m your hormones and feel like being an asshole. Enjoy!” So, yay!
- I really don’t like the smell of the oil. It smells like a mixture of almonds and urine. Blech.
- I also really don’t like that the oil just lays on my face. If I touch my face for any reason, it comes off on my fingers. Maybe I’m using too much?
- It stains clothing/pillow cases.
So, overall, I’m happy I gave the oil a second chance. I have only been using it as a spot treatment, instead of putting it on my entire face like I had last time I tried it. My chin and forehead have seen the most use, and they’ve both cleared up tremendously. I am really surprised that it’s working so well, so I’m going to continue using it for another week. I’ll update you again next week. 🙂
Post # 7
@LindsayMaree: Just found this thread, noticed it’s been dormant a while, but I’m curious: are you still using it, and how is it working for you?
I’ve never used straight-up tamanu oil, but I *love* the tamanu cream from Carley’s. It really helps my acne, softens my skin, and makes it look younger and dewier. It absorbs really well.