Having Clear skin might be difficult for some- there’s Aunt Acne who likes to drop by sometimes. So you end up trying all formulations to banish a breakout, which can cause irritation and inflammation for some. But there is good news- there’s a more gentle (and natural) acne-busting alternative on the block—and its name is tea tree oil. It has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. Read on to know how it helps.
Benefits of Tea Tree Oil:
- Kills bacteria: Kills the acne causing bacteria on the skin.
- Anti-inflammatory: It decreases the inflammatory cascades that stimulate inflammation and redness, a major benefit for acne-plagued skin.
- It treats a wide range of acne: It can work on both comedonal acne (blackheads, whiteheads, smaller blemishes) and inflammatory acne (big, red, angry pimples).
How to Use It:
It’s always recommended to dilute tea tree by mixing one to two drops in with your moisturiser which pairs beautifully with tea tree thanks to its noncomedogenic, anti-inflammatory qualities.
Do try it and let us know how it worked for you in the comments below.