How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Acne and Acne Scars Effectively

A complete guide to using Tea tree oil for Acne: Acne is one of the most commonly inflicted skin problems for a whole lot of world population especially with the younger lot. While medication is a must in larger outbreaks, using natural remedies like tea tree oil for acne can heal it a lot faster. We elaborate on the usage of tea tree oil for acne and all the different methods employed for that here to make it easier for you to use this highly effective remedy at home.

What is Acne?

Accumulation of oil and dirt in the pores of the skin accompanied by bacterial growth sometimes leads to breakouts of whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. These breakouts can be big or small and sometimes very painful too. There are many natural healing methods for Acne, one of them being tea tree oil which can be used in many different ways.

Is Tea Tree Oil Good for Acne ?

Tea tree oil is a natural agent with anti-bacterial properties which makes it easy for us to use it on the skin. The oil prevents bacterial or microbial growth and thereby prevents further spreading out of acne while also alleviating the condition by a great measure. It is an oil which does not leave a lot of residue on the skin making the skin a lot less oily – sometimes in fact, drying up the skin as well. These are the components present in tea tree oil that make it a good natural anti-acne agent.

 

Nutrition Benefits of Glowing Skin
Terpinen-4-ol Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effect
Alpha- Pinene for the anti-inflammatory effect
Aplha terpinene for its perfume and flavor that it imparts to the oil

How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Acne

Along with being easily available, using tea tree oil for acne is very easy as well. These are the most common ways in which tea tree oil is generally used for the face.

  • Applying the oil directly to the acne-inflicted area on the skin using a cotton swab or other means.
  • Using tea tree oil as a face mask with other natural ingredients or by itself to make it more easily absorptive to the skin.
  • Making a tea tree oil face scrub with some natural ingredients available at home is yet another good way to use it for acne.
  • Using it in the form of a face wash that can be made with simple ingredients at home.

Before and After using Tea tree oil for Acne

Tea Tree Oil for Acne Before and After
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The above testimony of how your face can change before an after the usage of tea tree oil for acne if proof of its effectiveness as a natural remedy. It can not only get rid of pimples but also acne scars upon prolonged and religious use regularly. However, you should also use the prescribed medicine by your dermatologist for the best results. It takes a minimum of 2 to 3 months for the skin to heal.

10 Ways to Get Rid of Acne with Tea Tree Oil

Baking soda and tea tree oil face mask for acne

Baking soda and tea tree oil are both great for acne in their own ways. While baking soda works in removing pimples, blackheads and whiteheads, tea tree oil fights the bacteria and removes excessive oil from the skin. Here’s how you make this simple face mask.

  • Take some baking powder and add it into a bowl that has got a few spoons of tea tree oil in it.
  • Mix the two of them together thoroughly and apply it all over the face.
  • Leave it on for about 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water.

Aloe Vera gel and tea tree oil face mask for acne

Aloe vera gel is great for acne as it removes acne scars while also acting against pimples. Making a mask out of tea tree oil and aloe vera gel will need us to make sure that the two of them are blended well as one of them has an oil base while the other is a gel. This effective anti-acne mask can be prepared in the following simple steps.

  • Take some aloe vera gel into a bowl.
  • Add some tea tree oil to it.
  • Mix the two of them up thoroughly until they are blended properly.
  • Apply it all over the face and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

Tea tree oil, honey and lemon water face mask

Lemon and honey together work well against acne and while also acting as a great base for tea tree oil to spread out over the face and get absorbed. Here is how you make this simple mask.

  • Take some lemon water into a bowl.
  • Add a few teaspoons of honey to it.
  • Add some tea tree oil and blend them all into a smooth paste.
  • Apply it all over the face and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

Tea tree oil and oatmeal face mask for acne

Oatmeal can be used directly as granules or can be ground to a smooth paste. Either ways it acts well for acne by adding nutrition to the skin. It also forms a good base for the tea tree oil we’re going to use. Here’s how you make a mask out of the two.

  • Make a paste out of oatmeals or leave the oatmeal as such and add some tea tree oil to it.
  • Blend the two of them together thoroughly.
  • Apply it all over the face and leave it on for atleast half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

Avocado paste and tea tree oil face mask

Avocados are great nutrition for the skin and the Vitamin E present in it is anti-acne in action. A face mask made out of avocado paste and tea tree oil can be great for the face in not just fighting acne but also in multiple other ways.

  • Peel avocado skin and make a paste out of the pulp.
  • Add tea tree oil to this and blend the both of them together to uniformity.
  • Apply it all over the face and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

Garlic paste, honey and tea tree oil

Garlic is yet another commonly household anti-acne remedy because of its astringent qualities. Making a mask out of honey, garlic paste and tea tree oil and using it for acne can be of great help in fighting the disease. Here is how you make this paste.

  • Make a paste out of around 10 to 15 garlic cloves and add some tea tree oil to it.
  • Add a teaspoon of honey to this paste and mix it up thoroughly.
  • Apply it all over your face and leave it on for about a 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

Tea tree oil and fuller’s earth face mask

Fuller’s earth, also called as multani mitti can be a great base for any ingredient and especially for tea tree oil. Along with that, it also adds its own healing properties and it ability to remove scars and marks from the skin along with removing excessive oil as well. Here’s how you make a face mask out of the two ingredients.

  • Take some fuller’s earth into a bowl and add little water so as to form a paste.
  • Add a few drops (or more) of tea tree oil to this paste and mix it up well.
  • Apply it all over the face and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

Yogurt and tea tree oil face mask

Yogurt is yet another regularly used natural remedy for acne for its anti-bacterial and oil absorbing properties. Tea tree oil can be added to that for enhancing the duos anti-acne benefits on the skin in a mask that is made in these simple steps.

  • Take some yogurt into a bowl.
  • Add some tea tree oil and mix the two of them thoroughly to uniformity.
  • Apply this mixture all over your face and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

Tea tree oil and papaya paste face mask

Papaya paste among its many uses is also useful against acne as it can cause a healing of the pimples and maintain a balance of oil. A tea tree oil and papaya mask can therefore be highly beneficial for acne.

  • Make a paste out of papaya pulp.
  • Add some tea tree oil to this and mix the two of the thoroughly.
  • Apply this all over the face and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

Tea tree oil, tomato puree and apple cider vinegar

Tomato puree is yet another simple, natural ingredient that can work well against pimples. Apple cider vinegar is known for its anti-acne benefits for a long time now. The three ingredients of tea tree oil, tomato puree and apple cider vinegar can make for a highly effective anti-acne face mask.

  • Make a puree out of tomato pulp and add some apple cider vinegar to this.
  • Mix them thoroughly to uniformity and then add tea tree oil to this mixture also mixing it thoroughly.
  • Apply this paste all over your face and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Wash it off with warm water.

 

Does Tea Tree Oil Face Wash Help Acne

A face wash made out of tea tree oil is yet another effective way to get rid of acne breakouts and fight pimples. Making one at home is easy as well. These tea tree oil face washes for acne can do their best against acne when used regularly, i.e., at least three times a day. We’ve compiled recipes of three such face washes for you.

Tea tree oil, rose water, natural liquid soap face wash

Tea tree oil can be used in its most natural and raw form in this simple face wash that we make using rose water and a liquid soap which is mild and natural.

  • Taking rose water as the base, add some tea tree oil to it and some liquid soap.
  • Shake the three of them well until it forms a foamy, liquid face wash.
  • Wash your face with this atleast two times a day for the anti-pimples action.

Tea tree oil, lemon water, honey and liquid soap face wash

Lemon and honey are effective remedies against pimples, whether used in the form of a face wash or in the form of masks. Here’s how you make this simple tea tree face wash using lemon water and honey.

  • Taking lemon water as the base for this face wash, add some tea tree oil and about two spoons of honey to it.
  • Mix them all up to uniformity thoroughly.
  • Add little liquid soap which is mild to this and shake it once again to uniformity.
  • Wash your face with this wash two to three times a day for effective results against acne.

Tea tree oil, baking soda, coconut oil and liquid soap face wash

Baking soda is yet another commonly used ingredient for its anti-acne action as well as a cleansing agent. This makes it a great addition to a tea tree oil face wash. Adding coconut oil can be beneficial for the skin as well. Here’s how you make this face wash.

  • Take some tea tree oil and coconut oil and mix them up well.
  • Add baking soda powder to it and dilute the mixture with water.
  • Mix it all up thoroughly such that it is uniform.
  • Add some liquid soap to it and shake it thoroughly.
  • Wash your face with this face wash atleast two times a day for getting rid of pimples.

Homemade Tea Tree Oil  Scrubs for Acne

Gently scrubbing tea tree oil over your face can be yet another effective way in which to use it for its anti-acne action. Here are a few DIY scrubs you can use for acne which can be prepared in some simple steps with natural ingredients.

Tea tree oil and brown sugar scrub

Brown sugar makes for a great base for any scrub while also showing its cleansing and exfoliating action on the skin. Here’s how you can make and use a tea tree oil scrub using brown sugar as a base.

  • Take some brown sugar into a bowl and add very little water to it.
  • Make a coarse paste out of water and brown sugar.
  • Add some tea tree oil to this and mix it up thoroughly so that it gets imbibed into it completely.
  • Rub this over your face gently and wash it off with warm water.
  • Do this twice a day for good anti-acne results.

Tea tree oil, oatmeal and honey scrub

Oatmeal is yet another scrub ingredient that can be of good nutrition to the skin as well. Oatmeal is also known to remove excessive oil from the skin. Here’s how you make an oatmeal and honey scrub with tea tree oil in it for anti-acne.

  • Make a coarse mix of oatmeal and honey blended together.
  • Add some tea tree oil to this and blend it all together.
  • Scrub this mix gently over your pimple-afflicted face and wash it off with warm water.
  • Repeating this atleast twice a day can show quick anti-acne results.

Tea tree oil, coffee grounds and apple cider vinegar scrub

Coffee grounds are yet another great base for any natural made scrub as they can be exfoliating while also removing scars and spots. Apple cider vinegar can form a base for coffee grounds and tea tree oil while also being highly effective against acne. Here’s how this simple tea tree oil, coffee grounds and apple cider vinegar scrub is made at home.

  • Make a coarse coffee ground mix and add apple cider vinegar to this.
  • Mix them to form a coarse paste.
  • Add some tea tree oil to this paste and blend them all well.
  • Rub this over your face gently and wash it off with warm water.Tea Tree Oil for Acne

Precautions while using Tea Tree Oil for Acne

  • While tea tree oil is not harmful being a natural ingredient, overusing it can make our skin dry and thereby, the skin attempts to produce more oil by itself leading to an increased acne condition. This, however, is only upon over-using it.
  • Using a diluted form of tea tree oil is always safer for the face especially if you have a very large acne breakout and a dry skin.
  • Using tea tree oil for internal usage is harmful and you should be careful that none of the tea tree oil reaches the inside of your mouth in any case.

One of the most effective remedies for acne, tea tree oil can be highly useful to get rid of your pimples when used carefully under guidance. Do try out those tea tree oil DIY recipes and let us know how it has worked for you.

Sources :

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17314442
  • http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/supplement-guide-tea-tree-oil
  • http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/tea-tree-oil-for-acne/

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