Tea tree oil for acne isn’t just for acne. I just associate it with fighting acne that I find myself slapping invisible acne labels on my tea tree oil stash! I’m so obsessed with this oil and honestly believe it’s nothing short of liquid gold.
This oil has got to be the most versatile natural oil there is. It has so many benefits one of which I have experienced self-hand. You see, I have suffered from acne for many years (I talk about it here) and had for some time just given up on treating it.
Most, if not all of the ‘modern’ acne treatments failed miserably. However, about two months ago I decided I’d give tea tree oil a shot; that was one of my best decisions ever. Tea tree oil has been a lifesaver.
Not only has my acne been reduced to nothing, but the oil has also cleared most of the hyperpigmentation on my face and decolletage.
How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Acne
Using tea tree oil for acne requires consistency, and that means sticking to your skin care routine whether you feel tired from a long day at the office or not. I know, easier said than done but you really must stick to your routine or the acne might come back.
Today I wanted to share with you what I use to rid my skin of acne. Note that the tea tree oil doesn’t have to come from The Body Shop. Just be sure to check the concentration load. I only list products from the Body Shop in this post solely because they have worked very well for me.
This is usually my first step. I always start my routine with a good quality face wash, preferably one that contains tea tree oil. The Body Shop’s tea tree facial wash is great as it also gets rid of makeup so I don’t have to spend extra on makeup remover wipes.
Tea Tree Oil From the Body Shop
This one is a must, and I use the one from (you guessed right) The Body Shop. There are loads of different tea tree oil brands out there, and a lot of them work just as well. It’s all about finding the best quality ones, which is easier said than done. I have a list of the best essential oils for acne prone skin and you can find it here if you’re interested. Just make sure the concentration is right for your skin.
I use tea tree oil as a toner twice daily right after washing my face with the tea tree oil wash. I describe the process in detail here.
A Good Quality Lotion
I always follow my toner with some lotion. You will need a good quality cream, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. You can use any acne fighting cream like this one.
I prefer a mattifying type of lotion because of my extremely oily skin. I was also advised to add a few drops of the oil to my moisturizer, but I don’t think it’s needed. Just using the oil as a cleanser works for me.
In my opinion, the use of clay masks can be optional. I use a face mask at least once every week, but I’m also confident that my face wouldn’t break out if I didn’t.
HOWEVER. The benefits of using a clay mask once a week just makes it worth the extra effort. This clay mask is excellent for oily skin and makes my skin feel so smooth. Not to mention that it smells so good and feels so rejuvenating!
And that’s it. If you have questions regarding tea tree oil for acne, then leave me a comment in the comments section below. I love hearing from you!
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