Tea tree acne home remedies are one of the most efficient acne home remedies out there. The reason is simple: tea tree essential oil is one of the most powerful natural antiseptics you can find. In addition, when prepared as an acne home remedy, tea tree is an active antibacterial agent that helps reduce the amount of bacteria that cause acne.
Tea tree acne remedies need to be applied on a previously cleansed skin in order to be effective. The best way to start this regime is to prepare a facial steam. Facial steams are highly customized by using different oils, and in this case, you would be using tea tree oil.
1 gallon of boiling water
4-5 drops of tea tree essential oil.
To make this facial steam, bring water to a boil and then transfer it to a bowl. Add tea tree essential oil. Cover your head with a towel, and face forward, lean towards the steam. Stay in that position for 10 minutes. Pat dry when you're done.
After using the tea tree acne facial steam, the pores are wide open and ready to be rid of impurities and excess oil that causes acne.
Tea tree oil acne application
Your next step would be to apply tea tree oil directly on the face. There are two ways you can do this:
1 Use a Q-tip and dip it in a bit of oil. Apply directly on acne. Now, this method is not to be used excessively and it is best when used to target one or two acne/zits at a time. Apply it before going to bed and wash off the face in the morning. Tea tree oil is excellent when in its pure form, but it can also be a strong allergen and it might have an adverse side effect. So, be careful when using it in pure form and use it sporadically.
2 Combine 10 ml of tea tree oil with 100 ml of a carrier oil such as jojoba oil. Apply freely on the face, let it sit a bit and then either wash off with warm water or pat dry.
A combination of tea tree oil and a carrier oil can be used more often than the pure form. Jojoba oil is known for its antibacterial properties. It is often recommended for sensitive and acne prone skin because it is a gentle cleanser that doesn't linger on the skin leaving a greasy residue like some other oils do.
In this combination, both tea tree oil and jojoba cleanse the skin and clear out the ongoing infection leaving the skin smooth and clean.
Acne facial wash
This is the final step and sort of an extra measure to prevent and clean the ongoing acne.
Combine 1 drop of tea tree oil with 10 ml of water. Store it in a clean, plastic bottle. Before using, shake a bit and then simply wash the face. You can let it sit a bit or you can massage the face and then wash off with warm water and pat dry. Use this tea tree acne facial wash a couple of times a week, that is plenty.
As mentioned, tea tree is an excellent antiseptic that penetrates the layers of the skin where the bacteria thrive and where the impurities get trapped to result in greasy, inflamed skin. Tea tree acne home remedies provide an instant relief from the infection, soothing the skin. Because it is so gentle, it is also beneficial for acne scarring because it doesn't damage the skin. Use it carefully when in pure form and use it regularly combined with other ingredients.
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