Tea Tree essential oil is an all-natural aromatherapy oil that has an anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal quality to it. It comes from the Melaleuca Alternafolia tree in Australia. It has properties that kill viral germs, fungus, and bacteria. This is what makes it so good as an acne cure. It is best for the mild to medium levels of skin acne. It also treats body odors, bad breath, athlete’s foot, herpes of the mouth, head lice, and fever blisters. Many products on the market have this oil in it already. There are creams available as is the oil and each has the Tea Tree oil already diluted for use on the skin. Premixed products containing Tea Tree is a better choice if you are not sure about the correct dose of the oil for your skin type.
Dandruff is a result of dry flakey skin on the scalp. When this skin dries out and loosens it ends up in our hair and on our clothes. Treatment with this shampoo is easy and very effective. tea tree cistite works to balance the oil production in the scalp. It helps to heal the skin so that no more dandruff is formed and reduces the itchiness that a dry scalp can cause. Yeast and fungus can contribute to dandruff. Tea tree oil is effective at keeping both yeast and fungal infections at bay.
It is useful for a whole range of skin conditions. If you suffer from eczema, you may have experienced the itch associated with this condition becoming infected. Rubbing a tea tree oil lotion into the affected skin can help ease the itchiness and provide some relief. Eczema can cause the skin to become inflamed, itchy and red. The skin can become cracked and scaly causing distress to the sufferer. It is usually an allergic reaction although it can also be hereditary. People who suffer with this condition are usually also lacking in essential fatty acids, zinc and B12.
It is very effective in treating bad breath when mixed with warm water and used as a mouthwash. You shouldn’t swallow the oil but some people find adding a drop to their toothpaste helps them to combat gum disease. There are now many tea tree oil toothpaste options available in the market.
Adding tea tree oil to your regular skin care routine of washing, moisturizing, and exfoliation is the best natural cure for acne, and it won’t cost you a lot.
Acne: Gently wipe the skin with a cotton ball soaked in straight or diluted tea tree oil can help calm inflammation, diminish infection and prevent new acne sores from developing. It won’t irritate troubled skin, while killing bacteria that aggravate skin eruptions. It can be used on the face, neck, chest and back. Mix a few drops with acne cleanser to boost its effectiveness.
I think the combination of steam and tea tree oil is a very effective acne treatment, and one that you should consider trying. Just remember to use caution – as steam can be dangerous.