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Got Oily-Acne Prone skin? In search of an effective product to help you clear that stubborn acne and spots? Well, we believe that your skin care routine isn’t complete without Tea Tree Oil and here’s how to effectively use it to treat acne.
Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca, is a natural wonder derived from an Australian native plant Melaleuca Alternifolia.
Due to its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-microbial properties, Tea tree oil has been used to treat a variety of skin conditions and is highly recommended by dermatologists.
One of tea tree oil’s benefits is as a home remedy for acne.
Here are simple and effective ways to incorporate this essential oil into your skincare routine.
How to use Tea Tree Oil for Acne
Use with some drops of witch hazel
Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil with 20 to 40 drops of witch hazel, and apply to the skin once or twice a day with a cotton swab.
Add drops of tea tree oil on a cotton bud and gently press it against the acne, pimples, or spots. Leave it on for a couple of hours or overnight to reduce the redness and swelling.
While tea tree oil is very effective, be careful to not overuse it. This is because it can dry out your skin, triggering your body to overproduce its own oils and make your acne worse. Also, If you apply it to your face during the day, stay out of the sun—tea tree oil can make you more sensitive to UV rays.
When used properly, Tea Tree Oil can be a fantastic acne and spot treatment that speeds up the healing of blemishes and pimples, but we advise that you only use it when necessary.
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