If you've suffered with pesky blemishes or undesirable acne, we have the perfect natural remedy for you! Tea tree oil is a long-standing dermatologist favourite for reducing the size of pimples, and easing any breakouts. Continue reading to find out why you should be using tea tree oil on your skin, and how to use it effectively!
How Does Tea Tree Oil Work On Acne?
Tea tree oil consists of antimicrobial compounds that help to prevent microbial growth. It contains powerful antibacterial properties known as terpenes, that work against acnes, effectively destroying the acne-causing bacteria and reducing the level of acne breakouts. Amazing, right?
This natural antiseptic oil works its way down into your pores, helping to disinfect the skin. Since acne forms from deep into your pores, this is where any effective acne treatment needs to reach once it is applied!
As anyone who has suffered with acne before, it is extremely hard to find a pimple product that doesn't irritate your face. The benefit of tea tree oil is that due to the lack of chemicals, you reduce the risk of any skin irritation, inflammation, or flakiness that many over-the-counter acne treatments often cause.
How Do You Apply It To Your Skin?
One of the most effective ways to apply tea tree oil to the skin is right after you have cleansed and moisturized, that way the moisturizer provides a barrier between your skin and the oil (tea tree oil can be very drying if applied directly to fresh skin, and is not recommended). We like to grab a q-tip and dampen the tip with water, coat it in a few drops of tea tree oil, and then apply it to freshly moisturized skin, targeting any acne present.
You can alternatively dilute a few drops of it with a carrier oil, such as our jojoba oil, and apply it to the face with your fingers! Apply it daily, or up to twice a day for maximum results!
Whether you suffer from the occasional pimple or persistent breakouts, tea tree oil is the ideal remedy if you not only want effectiveness, but an irritant-free product! Just remember that a little bit goes a long way, and to always dilute it before use! Shop our 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil here, and if you have any questions about this powerful oil, drop us a line here.