Fighting any type of acne is frustrating, we know. That’s why we’re sharing the benefits of tea tree, an essential oil commonly used to treat acne and even chronic skin conditions such as eczema. Tea tree oil is produced when the leaves of a Melaleuca alternifolia, a native Australian tree, are steamed. When applied topically, the oil can help treat and fight against not only spotty skin-uations, but various fungal infections as well. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of tea tree oil for skin, stop what you’re doing, put all conversations on pause, and keep reading!
Oily, Acne-Prone Skin
Okay, so maybe Christina Aguilera is the only person who can pull off an oily complexion…
But for those of us who must consistently blot our faces throughout the day, know that you’re not alone and that the antiseptic properties of tea tree can help, as it works to reduce sebum production. And if you suffer from oily skin, chances are you endure the pain of acne, too… But on the bright side, the antimicrobial properties of tea tree oil can help cleanse blocked pores and combat bulging pimples. Simply put, it works to zap away any bacteria that’s been lingering around. Tea tree can also reduce redness and swelling and improve the appearance of acne scarring.
Inflamed, Dry, and/or Itchy Skin
No one likes an inflamed, dry, or itch skin sitch!
Tea tree oil’s anti-inflammatory properties relieve and soothe dry, itchy skin and help to reduce the appearance of redness and swelling caused by irritation. Its healing components can also treat eczema, a chronic skin condition. Tea tree helps to reduce the severity of this condition’s symptoms by fighting infection-causing bacteria, reducing irritation, minimizing its spread, and protecting the skin from free radicals.
Although tea tree oil is generally safe to apply topically and suitable for most skin types, it can potentially irritate and/or cause an allergic reaction for those with sensitive skin. This is often the case for most essential oils, as they are highly concentrated extracts. It’s also important to note that the chances of irritation increase when an oil such as tea tree is used on its own instead of being combined with another hydrating oil such as avocado, coconut, or manuka oil. And our acne serum contains some manuka oil, just sayin.’
Our Tea Tree Oil Product Pick
Tea tree and acne-free? If spotty skin has been stressing you out, our newest serum savior is sure to become a staple in your routine. Formulated with both tea tree oil and salicylic acid, our Salicylic Acid Serum helps to hydrate, clarify, calm, and balance skin by drawing out excess oil. It not only tightens and cleanses pores, but also improves skin tone and the appearance of fine lines. To avoid unwanted acne and achieve the best results, incorporate this product daily. Happy tea treatin,’ friends! Get ready to banish those breakouts.