3 Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil for your Skin
Tea Tree oil is made from the leaves of the native Australian tree Melaleuca alternifolia. It has been shown to improve acne through its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. The use of tea tree oil for many inflammatory skin conditions has been found to be very effective and makes your skin clear when used regularly.
Tea tree oil is an excellent skin treatment option, especially for oily and acne-prone skin. This is the reason why it is considered the best natural remedy for acne. Some studies have shown that applying 5% tea tree oil for 4–8 weeks improved mild to moderate acne vulgaris as well as or better than 5% benzoyl peroxide, 2% topical erythromycin, or placebo. The recommended dosage is 5%–15% topical tea tree oil applied one to two times daily.
Acne-Fighting Green Tea Toner
Tea Tree Oil Face Toner: Tea tree oil toner is a perfect choice for anyone who has a combination, oily, or acne-prone skin type. If your skin gets oily around the T-zone then this homemade toner is what you’re looking for. This toner has antiseptic properties that help to keep your skin clean and blemish-free. The toner gives you a bright radiant complexion too.
½ cup of water
1 Green tea bag
5-10 drops of tea tree oil
1 small spray bottle
How to use: After mixing all the ingredients, shake the toner bottle well and spray it all over your face. For better results use toner twice a day.
Improve Itchy, Dry Scalp
Tea tree oil’s primary ingredient is terpinen-4-ol, which helps to relieve symptoms associated with dandruff, psoriasis, and itchy scalp.
How to use: Apply a mixture of tea tree oil and a carrier oil to your hair and scalp. Allow it to stay in your hair for 20 minutes (can leave it for up to an hour). Then use a tea tree oil shampoo that contains 5 percent tea tree oil. Massage it into your scalp and hair for a few minutes before rinsing. Follow with a tea tree oil conditioner.
Calm Itchy, Red Face:
Face creams are the most used products used in skincare routines. No matter what type of skin you have, face creams always work wonders. If you are having dry, itchy skin this tea tree oil face cream is very good to hydrate your skin and decrease inflammation.
How to use: Mix a few drops of tea tree oil into a moisturizer or carrier oil and apply it to your skin a few times per day.