Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Facts
What Is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea Tree oil is extracted from the Melaleuca altermifolia tree which is native
to Australia. The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves of the tree
and has been traditionally used by Australian aborigines for centuries.
It has become so popular that nowadays it is grown literally all around the
world and revered for its
antibacterial, antifungal and
anti -viral properties and
has a wide variety of uses.
Tea Tree oil has a very
distinctive strong smell and
is greenish yellow in
How Can It Help My Acne?
Tea Tree Oil is a very powerful and popular acne remedy. Its potent
antibacterial and anti-fungal properties helps kill the bacteria that causes
things like athlete’s foot, cold sores, ringworm and so it is highly effective at
banishing acne blemishes. It is far less caustic than some acne treatments
and 100% natural too.
Tea Tree Oil can be used in many forms in soaps, facial washes, in blemish
sticks and it is usually applied topically to the affected areas. Tea Tree Oil
should not be used undiluted, if bought in its natural form. Applying Tea
Tree Oil onto pimples and leaving it overnight will give a deﬁnite reduction
the next day making it an ideal quick treatment.
How Do I Use Tea Tree Oil?
If buying Tea Tree Oil in its natural form it should not be applied to the skin
full strength, it should be diluted in an oil such as olive, apricot, almond or
avocado oil. 1 ounce (2 tbs) tea tree oil to 4 ounces (1/2 cups) or more of
the oil of your choice.
Some people suffer sensitivity to Tea tree oil so it is best not to immediately
apply all over your face, apply to a small area and see if you get any adverse
If not then you can topically apply the Tea Tree to the blemishes, it is best
to avoid using it all over the face unless you are using a facial wash or
treatment with Tea Tree Oil extract in which case it should be gentle enough
Once or twice a day is all that is needed to treat acne with Tea Tree Oil, any
more than that could irritate the skin.
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