Tea Tree Oil, also known as Melaleuca Oil, is a highly effective essential oil with multiple uses and benefits. It can be applied to the face and body to treat pimples and as an active ingredient in skin care products. In our article below we’ll look at the uses of Tea Tree Oil on your face.
What is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea Tree Oil is a natural extract from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, which grows natively in Australia. It has potent antimicrobial and antiseptic properties which can help to combat difficult and unpleasant skin conditions. Some people use it as a natural alternative to medicines and topical skin care products which may contain harsh chemicals. Tea Tree Oil is toxic if consumed but can be used safely in low concentrations on the skin.
For Blemish Prone Skin
Top drugstore remedies for spots and pimples often contain the active ingredients Benzoyl Peroxide. However, these formulas can cause the skin to become red and flaky.
Research has found that a five percent solution of Tea Tree Oil works just as well as Benzoyl Peroxide to fight spots and pimples and treat the symptoms of inflammation. Spots can appear on the forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks, and a five percent solution of Tea Tree Oil is mild enough to use on all of these areas.
To Lighten Scar Tissue
Spots, pimples, and other skin conditions can leave behind scars on the skin. Creating a natural face mask with Tea Tree Oil and honey, and using this daily, can help to lighten scars and restore the natural oil balance of the skin.
For Dry Skin
Massaging a mixture of Tea Tree Oil and a carrier oil like almond oil into your skin can help to improve the feeling of dry skin. With repeated use, skin’s elasticity and softness is improved, skin is more hydrated, and you’re less likely to experience dryness.
As a Makeup Remover
When mixed with a carrier oil like canola or olive oil, Tea Tree Oil is also an effective makeup remover. It also works to unclog skin’s pores, helping to prevent breakouts. As well as the effects of Tea Tre Oil, the carrier oil will help to hydrate the skin and smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles. Regular use can help to improve skin health and protect you from breakouts caused by bacteria.
As a Toner
A skin toner is part of a cleanse, tone, and moisturise skincare routine. A toner helps to remove dirt, pollution, and other impurities that could remain after using a cleanser. A homemade Tea Tree Oil toner can be a great treatment for pimples and blemishes thanks to its antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties.
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