Acne scars can remind you how you have to go through the unpleasant and agonizing effects of acne…twice. The first time was when you dealt with your acne breakouts. Now, acne marks are on your face and you just hate the plain sight of them.
Tea tree oil is one of the effective natural ways to treat acne breakouts and remove acne scars. This oil, which is also commonly known as melaleuca, is distilled from the leaves of the Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia.
So, can tea tree oil really help in getting rid of those annoying and disgusting acne scars?
How can tea tree oil help in removing acne scars?
Tea tree oil contains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that kill the acne-causing bacteria, Propionibacterium Acnes or P. Acnes. When you use tea tree oil which has disinfecting and soothing properties, you prevent your skin from the burning and itching sensation caused by acne flare-ups.
Killing the bacteria that live in your skin helps your skin to return to its healthy condition. Tea tree oil contains terpinen-4-ol which gets rid of this acne-causing bacteria.
Tea tree oil helps to remove red, raised, and hypertrophic scars. By moisturizing and hydrating scars, tea tree oil comes to your rescue to restore the natural oil balance of your skin so your acne scars gradually disappear.
Additionally, tea tree oil minimizes scars because it decreases and stops inflammation while removing your dead skin cells. You can be assured that you won’t experience any unwanted side effects when using tea tree oil for your acne scars.
How to use tea tree oil to clear acne scars?
Tea tree oil should be diluted with water or carrier oils such as sunflower oil, olive oil, coconut oil, o thyme oil. You can mix two to four drops of tea tree oil with coconut oil. Use a cotton ball or rub it onto your acne scars. You can do this at least twice a day.
If you’re going to use water with tea tree oil, mix two to four drops of the oil to two tablespoons of water. Use a cotton ball to apply it on your acne scars.
Tips and precaution in using tea tree oil:
Tea tree oil is generally safe when you use it topically. If you’ve had reactions to any products that contain tea tree oil, avoid using this oil.
If you do not dilute tea tree oil with water or any carrier oil first, you may experience further redness, over-drying, blistering and rash. You may also feel itchy and uncomfortable.
To check if you’re allergic to tea tree oil, it is recommended that you do a patch test. Do not hesitate to consult your doctor if you experience any allergic reactions.
Pregnant/breastfeeding women and children should avoid using tea tree oil.
You may also use skin products such as lotions and soaps that have tea tree oil. The Body-shop has amazing range of tea tree oil infused products.
Check out the review here: REVIEW – THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE RANGE
Using tea tree oil to remove acne scars may or may not be a solution to your skin concern. But you can add this as a natural alternative to your daily skin care procedure. Moreover, using tea tree oil to reduce and get rid of your acne scar takes time. Be patient and you’ll surely achieve that smooth,acne-free, and healthy skin.
Author Bio: Usman Raza is a freelance writer, marketing specialist atAcneGone.comand co-founder ofUsmanDigitalMedia.com. When not working, he’s probably spending time with his family. Follow him on Facebook @usmanraza40 and Twitter @usmanintrotech.
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