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					What You Should Know About Tea Tree Oil for Acne

Tea tree oil is widely regarded as one of the more famous cures for acne.
It is an essential oil derived from the leaves of an Australian plant
called Melaleuca alternifolia. A lot of people resort to tea tree oil for
acne problems because it has been proven to be an effective remedy. It
also has powerful anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral
characteristics.

Many people rely on tea tree oil for acne troubles. It is an anti-
bacterial substance that’s why many people often use it and apply it on
lesions to eliminate Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria
that cause acne. Tea tree oil has a component known as terpinen-4-ol that
is regarded as the main factor for the tea tree oil’s antibacterial
abilities. Aside from using tea tree oil for acne, people also use it on
athlete’s foot, body odor, bad breath and cold sores. But using tea tree
oil for acne remedy is more widespread.

The use of tea tree oil for acne is an alternative to benzoyl peroxide in
a number of acne treatments. Compared to benzoyl peroxide, using tea tree
oil for acne poses lesser side effects on affected people. The former is
associated with side effects such as itching, burning, stinging, and
dryness. While using tea tree oil for acne does not guarantee total acne
elimination, it can greatly reduce the amount of acne occurrences a
person has.

If you’re planning to use tea tree oil for acne remedy, it’s recommended
that you purchase a cream that contains tea tree oil. You can also mix
tea tree oil together with aloe before applying it on your skin as you
would any other acne soap. This can be regarded as a benzoyl peroxide
alternative.

Tea tree oil is a very potent substance it is necessary to dilute it
first before using it. If you use tea tree oil for acne relief alone,
your skin will become irritated. A lot of people are not aware that tea
tree oil for acne is not suitable for all. Aside from that, they also do
not know that applying too much tea tree oil on their skin can cause
redness, itching, blistering and overdrying, making acne worse.

Since people suffering from acne have very sensitive skin, they have to
be really careful in using tea tree oil for acne remedy. If they want to
use tea tree oil for acne problems, they need to start with a very mild
dosage and test it first on a small part of their skin. If their skin
becomes aggravated, they need to lower the dose. If the dose still causes
irritation, they need to use another treatment.

				
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