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Back to School-Ready Skin: Tea Tree Oil for Acne

Back to School-Ready Skin: Tea Tree Oil for Acne

Many of us have been there; suffering from the unsightly blemishes and red spots that make us want to lather on the cover-up and hide behind a facemask. Acne is, for many people, a common side effect of puberty, and for those heading back to school, can be a major cause for self-consciousness. Often we turn to those chemical-filled cleansers that are harsh on the skin, but today we’re talking about a more natural alternative: tea tree oil for acne.

Why does tea tree oil work for acne? The oil contains various antibacterial properties, specifically terpenes, which are known to destroy the bacteria that leads to blemishes while offering soothing qualities. Those qualities have been shown to work as well as harsh benzoyl peroxide, without the nasty side effects.

Perhaps you’ve heard about how effective tea tree oil can be when it comes to clearing up those spots, but aren’t sure how to use it. Well, here are some great ways to get back to school-ready skin with tea tree oil for acne!

As a toner. Add four drops of tea tree oil to one cup of water. Blot some on a cotton pad and go over your entire face and neck after cleansing. Store the mixture in a glass jar and be sure to shake well before each use.

As a spot treatment. Dab some tea tree oil on a cotton swab and apply wherever you have problem areas on your face. Don’t rinse. Repeat after cleaning, both in the morning and at night.

As a moisturizer and overall treatment. In a small container, combine 10 drops of tea tree oil, 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and ½ teaspoon of coconut oil. Use at night on clean skin and rinse it off in the morning. Store it in a cool, dark place, such as your bathroom cabinet or drawer – not out on the counter.

As a face mask. Once a week, mix four drops of tea tree oil with an egg white. Whisk it together well, then apply it to your face (after cleansing). Leave it on for about 15 minutes, then rinse well. Use this mask once a week.

Remember, some people may be more sensitive to tea tree oil than others, so always do a spot test by applying a tiny amount to the inside of your arm to see how you react.

If you’re looking for an effective, but natural, solution, tea tree oil for acne is it! Thursday Plantation has 100% pure tea tree oil, as well as an entire line of tea tree oil acne products, to make saying bye-bye to blemishes easy!

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