Are you still looking for an effective cure for treating acne? You must have already tried quite a lot of remedies, some even involving natural / herbal remedies. But not all may have brought the desired effects. This is where tea tree oil comes to save the day. But before we go into the details of treating acne with this amazing oil, let’s understand the basic characteristics of this skin problem.
What is Acne?
Most people suffer from acne, a skin problem arising due to the clogging of skin pores by dead skin cells and sebum (natural oil produced by the skin). Acne is brought about by various factors including hormonal imbalance, stress, unhealthy life style and stress. These infected areas are home to bacteria which get accumulated due to the mixture of sebum, dust particles and dirt. It not a disease as such, rather a problem which occurs commonly in people.
Why Tea Tree Oil for Treating Acne?
Tea tree oil is an effective antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and antiseptic properties. It is also able to cut through grease and dust easily. While it has the ability to heal naturally and provide long lasting effect, it is also harmful if used without proper precautions. If you use it directly, then the oil would prove to be too strong for your skin. So before you use it, make sure you find out the right dosage / concentration in which it needs to be used for treating acne.
Curing Acne Using Tea Tree Oil
You can use tea tree oil in a myriad of ways to treat acne. It can be mixed with water, aloe gel, and even clay powder. The carrier medium depends on you. The effect, however, is always positive. Here we provide you with the most common method for curing acne using tea tree oil. Check it out.
• Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to 1.5 tablespoon of fresh aloe-Vera gel and mix properly to achieve a uniform consistency
• Once you have a uniform mixture, apply it on the affected areas. You can also apply it to your entire face as the tea tree oil has been diluted by mixing with aloe-Vera gel.
• Wait for it to dry and get soaked in, after that wash it off with like warm water. Make sure you wash it off properly such that no area is left with the mask.
• Dry your face using a soft towel and apply a moisturizer to keep the skin fresh and moist.
This is one of the simplest and most common methods of treating acne. If you want to keep the mask for longer duration, then you can apply it before sleeping and leave it overnight. You can wash it off in the morning. This particular mask is really useful if you have sensitive skin or if you are too sceptical to try out a new remedy.