Today I’d like to share with you my secret weapon against acne: tea tree oil. I’m genuinely grateful for being blessed with parents who both do not have acne prone skin. I’m saying this based on my experience but my mother’s and father’s sides of the family both do not have acne prone skin (THANK GOD) which is why I don’t get acne very often. Once in a while, pimples DO appear on my face. I used to just let their pimple lives run their course on my face because they weren’t bad enough to make me want to find a way to make them disappear. Until one time, I had a huge pimple on my chin and it hurt really badly. I’ve been hearing about tea tree oil and how it can help acne disappear so I tried it and it worked! :)
I decided to compile 10 fast facts about tea tree oil just to make this post easier to read. :)
- Tea tree oil is produced from the leaves of the tea tree which is native to Australia.
- Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and antiviral properties.
- The tea tree oil breaks through the dirt which causes acne and the anti-bacterial properties in the oil kills the bacteria that causes acne.
- When used, less people experience itching, stinging, burning, and dryness which are some of the side affects of using benzoyl peroxide.
- It’s a natural remedy which can be used to treat dandruff, head lice, athlete’s foot, yeast infections and more.
- The tee tree oil that I use is from the Body Shop and it’s already diluted and may be applied directly onto the skin.
- If you purchase pure tea tree oil, make sure to dilute it with water because tea tree oil in its purest from may cause irritation, redness, blistering.
- You may use your finger, a cotton swab, or a cotton ball to apply to the affected area.
- Some people add drops of tea tree oil to lotion or aloe vera gel and then apply it to the affected areas.
- Some people add it to their baths, moisturizer and even cleanser.
- I prefer to do spot treatments and apply only on the affected areas.
I’m not a dermatologist and I’m saying this based on my personal research and personal experience. People’s skin react to products differently so you should try this at your own risk. I’m not prone to allergies which is why I wasn’t so scared to try this. If you have cystic acne or really intense acne, you may have to go to a dermatologist for that. Overall, tea tree oil really does wonders for my occasional breakouts and it has worked for some of my frieds who use it as well. I do recommend it for those who have light to moderate acne. :) I’m so glad that I finally have power over my pimples. (bwahahaha *evil laugh of triumph*)
How do you treat your pimples? Do you use tea tree oil as well? Let me know in your comments below!
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