Acne is an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face. There are so many treatments recommended but our question is, can tea tree help with acne?
Acne usually appears with an oily skin with a lot of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, inflammation, and possibly scarring. It can occur not only on the face but on the neck, back, and chest as well. Sometimes the problem is exacerbated by the proliferation of a bacteria that normally lives on skin without causing problems. Acne can cause discomfort as well as being unsightly, and literally millions of people suffer from this condition. The temptation to squeeze the spots and remove the pus can be difficult to resist, but squeezing could cause scarring. Acne is often hormone related and associated with puberty, but it can appear at any time of life. The bactericide and anti-inflammatory properties of essential oils are extremely useful in helping the healing process, and especially tea tree essential oil.
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In this study 124 patients it was found that tea tree oil was equally effective as Benzoyl peroxide (one of many recommended pharmaceutical treatments) in reducing the symptoms of acne. Importantly it was found that tea tree had none of the potential side effects associated with pharmaceutical medication.
Tea Tree is known for its ability to heal faster and reduce scarring.
How can you treat acne with tea tree essential oil?
Dilute your oil in water or with a carrier oil and apply it to the affected areas of your skin. You can also add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to your regular lotions and creams. Essential oils are powerful and need to be used carefully. The study used a 5% blend which means you may add 10 drops tea tree essential oil to 100ml of carrier oil.
We have formulated a successful oil to use for acne prone skins and will be launching it very soon. Subscribe to our blog to make sure you are aware of when it becomes available.
In the mean time you can get your tea tree oil from us and add a drop or two to your regular lotion or cream you are using. And it would be wise to visit a dermatologist for help, regardless.
Tea Tree Oil – Melaleuca alternifolia
Our Tea Tree Oil is certified organic. It comes from the evergreen leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree. The essential oil is used in low concentrations as a topical medicine.