Tea Tree Oil: Acne's Worst Nightmare
Have You Tried Tea Tree Oil To Treat Your Acne?
Tea tree oil sounds like a delicious concoction, doesn't it? The fact of the matter is, tea tree oil isn't something you eat or drink or splash on a salad, it's actually a powerful topical acne treatment. If you haven't used tea tree oil to spot treat your acne, you don't know what you're missing.
What's Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree oil is oil collected from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca Alternafolia tree and it's a very powerful acne remedy. The oil from these trees have strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and can kill the bacteria that festers in acne blemishes when applied topically.
Using Tee Tree Oil
If you want to use tea tree oil to treat your acne, you don't want to wash your face with the stuff. Simply dab a small amount on the blemishes and let it sit. I usually recommend applying the tea tree oil at night before bedtime and then letting it sit on the skin overnight. When you wake up in the morning, you should notice a significant reduction in the blemishes.
Tea tree oil is one of the only topical acne treatments that I've seen work on large and painful acne blemishes. Open up your pores with some steam and then apply the tea tree oil. Let it sit overnight and the pain and swelling should subside rather quickly.
Where to Get It
Tea tree oil is rather common and is distributed by many skin care labels. You should be able to find it in the health and beauty section of your local store. Just make sure the tea tree oil you buy is 100-percent tea tree oil. It won't work as well if it's a watered-down cheaper version.