Do you dream of beautiful, clear skin? Get rid of embarrassing, unsightly pimples using tea tree oil
You’ve probably bought expensive face washes, lotions and treatments in an effort to remove pimples from your skin, but did you know there’s a cheap, natural alternative to fight pimples? It’s called tea tree oil - and it’s one of nature’s most amazing treatments for just about anything.
How is tea tree oil good for pimples?
Tea tree oil contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties, making it the perfect treatment for fighting off pimples. After all, pimples are a skin infection that’s usually caused by overproduction of cells in the skin’s pores. Quite often dead skin cells will block the hair follicles, causing oil to build up. This becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, resulting in red, nasty-looking pimples that aren’t attractive.
Tea tree oil has been used for centuries as a natural antiseptic (read about the history of tea tree oil here). The oil will kill any bacteria on the surface of the skin. If used daily, tea tree oil will keep the skin free of bacteria resulting in clear skin that will heal any breakouts.
Get rid of pimples for good using tea tree oil
If you don’t already have tea tree oil in your medicine cabinet, try your local health shop (or even supermarket) and purchase a 100% essential tea tree oil. There are products on the market that contain tea tree oil, but if you want to make your own it’s best to buy the pure oil so you can add it to face wash, lotions, creams, etc.
The cooling effect of tea tree oil will also double as a toner for the skin. It might be a good idea to replace your current toner with tea tree oil, as the toner you’re using most likely contains harsh chemicals that will dry out your skin too much.
How to make your own tea tree oil pimple treatment
Here’s how you can use tea tree oil to clear up pimples:-
- Cleanse the skin with an all-natural soap.
- Moisten a cotton ball and squeeze out any excess water (it should be damp, but not wet).
- Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to the cotton ball and apply to the entire face, concentrating on any pimple problem areas. Allow to dry.
- Wash hands thoroughly (so you’re not transferring bacteria to your freshly cleansed skin) and then apply your usual moisturiser.
It’s always best to use tea tree oil on a damp cotton ball and never in its concentrated form. The oil is very strong to use on skin (especially the face) and can cause your skin to dry out further.
The oil may sting a little at first, but if you can persist with the treatment you’ll know the oil is doing its job of killing any bacteria on your face - and hopefully after daily application over a period of time your skin will become pimple free!
Does tea tree oil really clear up pimples?
Tea tree oil contains terpinen-4-ol, which is an antibacterial agent. The oil also acts as a solvent, so if applied to an area affected by pimples, it will help unclog any sebaceous glands and prevent further pimples from forming.
When a recent study compared tea tree oil to benzoyl peroxide (a common pimple fighter), tea tree oil was just as effective at removing both whiteheads and blackheads. The added benefit of using tea tree oil to treat pimples is that there was no dryness due to harsh chemicals. Tea tree oil does take a little longer to work than benzoyl peroxide, but can be used on all skin types whether normal, oily or dry.
Of course, the added benefit is that tea tree oil is a much cheaper, chemical free option that is better for your health!