Acne is the most common skin disease mostly seen in teenagers, however, it can affect all ages. When hair follicles under the skin clog up by dirt or oil, acne occurs.
Acne includes whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, cysts, and scars. Tea tree oil is an effective remedy for treating acne-prone skin.
Tea Tree Oil For Acne
Tea tree oil is an essential oil obtained from the leaves of Tea tree, also known as Melaleuca. It can be used topically for acne, scabies, lice, fungal infection of the nail, Athletes’ foot.
This oil has an anti-microbial property which kills acne-causing bacteria ‘Propionibacterium acne’.
5% of Tea tree oil is as effective as 5% Benzoyl Peroxide for acne treatment.
When this oil applied to the skin it penetrates and unblocks sebaceous glands. It removes dirt and grease from the pores and balances oil secretion of the sebum glands. It does not remove natural oil from the skin.
Follow any of the below remedies to get rid of Acne
Pack With Tea Tree Oil & Egg White
Egg white has a mild astringent property. Separate the white portion from the raw egg. To this add 2-3 drops of Tree tea oil.
Mix together and apply all over the face. Let it dry on your skin and wash with warm water. Apply this face pack once in a week.
Facial Scrub With Tea Tree Oil, Sugar & Jojoba Oil
To a clean bowl add 1 tablespoon of sugar, 5-6 drops of Tea tree oil and 4 drops of jojoba oil, mix well. Apply this scrub on face and rub gently. This facial scrub removes dirt and kills acne-causing bacteria.
Tea Tree Oil & Aloe Vera Gel Mask
Aloe vera has skin healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Take 2 tablespoons of Aloe vera gel and add 2 drops of Tea tree oil.
Massage gently by using your fingertips and leave overnight. Wash with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer. This face pack treats acne, reduces blemishes and pigmentation.
Tree Tea Oil, Honey & Curd Pack
This face pack treats acne and gives radiant skin. Curd contains Lactic acid, which has exfoliating properties. Honey has skin hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.
Take a clean bowl. Add 1 tablespoon curd, 1 tablespoon honey & 4 drops of Tea tree oil, mix well. Apply this pack all over the face and acne affected areas. Let it dry on face for 20 minutes. Then wash with lukewarm water then apply moisturizer.