Before discussing the use of tea tree oil for curing acne one should know some history and facts about tea tree oil. Melaleuca Alternifolia is the botanical name of Tea Tree, found firstly in Australia. The primitive people of Australia were using Tea Tree for all tropical infections and diseases from centuries. Tea Tree essential oil is antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, insecticide, and antimicrobial in nature.
Uses of tea tree essential oil are numerous and are increasing day by day as it is the most researched plant for its incredible properties. I will not dive deep into the enormous uses and properties of tea tree oil but will just go straight to “how to use tea tree oil for acne . The antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil makes it a great choice for acne treatment.
Tea Tree oil Uses for treating Acne :
Pour one to two drops of tea tree essential oil on a clean cotton ball and apply it to the concerned area, if you have a sensitive skin than dilute it with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, jojoba oil or olive oil and than apply to the concerned area. Coconut oil as a carrier oil is best in the case of treating acne because it also acts as a skin moisturizer. If you have a sensitive skin, add one to two drops of tea tree oil to one teaspoon of coconut oil and than apply at least once a day.
All the essential oils are highly concentrated and should not be used internally without the guidance of an experienced medical practitioner. Always dilute with a carrier oil before application to avoid any reactions or irritations.