Tea tree oil is an essential oil that comes from the leaf extract of an Australian plant called Melaleuca alternifolia. Tea tree essential oil is one of the most expensive types of essential oil. It is used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years because of its powerful healing and medicinal properties. It is popular in treating skin conditions and respiratory infections. The oil is being extracted from the leaves of the tea tree through the process called steam distillation. It is commonly used now in many skin care products such as face creams and washes, massage oils, detergent, and even household cleaners.
Tea tree oil for face has many benefits such as it relieves and eliminate acne, lightens scars and blemishes, removes blackheads, treats cut, wounds, and scrapes, heal skin infections such as eczema and psoriasis and calms itching.
1. Tea Tree Oil for Acne
Tea tree oil acne is the most popular use of this oil. It can control acne breakouts because of the terpenes in the oil that can kill Propionibacterium acne. The P. acne is commonly found in hair follicles that can cause inflammation and develop into acne. Some research has shown that tea tree oil is an effective treatment for this skin condition. Many products in the market can treat acne, however instead of buying an expensive product why don’t you make a remedy at home using tea tree oil. It is very easy and simple to make a home remedy from tea tree oil. Mix 2-3 drops of tea tree oil in water and apply it to your acne lesions using clean cotton twice a day for better results.
2. Tea Tree Oil for Scar
After treating the acne, your next problem is the scar that can leave a permanent mark on your face. These scars do not only affect you physically, but it can also cause people to suffer from low self-esteem. Tea tree oil for face can help in scar lightening and healing. Instead of buying expensive scar creams that contain harsh chemicals, try to do your home remedy using tea tree oil. Just simply add 1 drop of tea tree oil to 1 ½ teaspoon of raw honey. Massage the mix tea tree oil with honey in the affected area and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. It is important to rinse it gently using cool water. Repeat daily until the scar lightens up.
3. Tea Tree Oil for Blackheads
Blackheads are a mild type of acne that appears on your face especially in the T-zone area around the nose. Tea tree oil for face contains antibacterial properties that can dry out blackheads and treats acne. There are lots of blackheads removers that you can buy in the market but tea tree essential oil is best recommended. You can make a purifying face mask at home using tea tree oil. The first thing that you need to do is steam your face for about 7-10 minutes using a steamer or bowl filled with hot water. The steam from the water helps to open up the pores. You need to mix 3 teaspoons of fuller’s earth with 3 drops of tea tree oil, and 3 teaspoons of water. Mix it until smooth and apply it to your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse it with warm water and pat skin dry.
4. Tea Tree Oil for Glowing Skin
Tea tree oil for face promotes young-looking and glowing skin. Using tea tree essential oil doesn’t cause dryness, peeling of the skin, or any redness. It will just leave your skin glowing and keep it clean, and hydrated. There are two types of home remedies that you can try to maintain a fresh skin such as moisturizer and cleanser. You can make your cleansing moisturizer by combining a pea-sized squeeze of any brand of moisturizer with 1 drop of tea tree oil. Wash your face before putting the moisturizer. After washing, dry your face using a towel, then apply the moisturizer and massage it on your face. It will surely help to prevent blemishes and blackheads. Make an all-natural makeup remover by adding 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a jar then add 5 drops of tea tree oil. It is good to use it as a daily makeup remover.