Sunday, November 25, 2018

[Acne Series]: Cure Acne with Tea Tree Oil & Product Recommendation

Hello gorgeous, it’s been a while since I share about acne series. That’s because my skin condition got better, but not lately. Been few weeks since I got acne prone skin back again, I guess that’s because lack of good quality rest and too much stress. I always bothered by stress, and haven’t found the right cure yet. If you have suggestion about stress management, please kindly tell me. Of course, first aid to the acne: tea tree oil! This one’s my favorite spot treatment so far. That’s why I’m gonna share a simple hack for you, with some products recommendation. 

Before going into detail about the hack and product recommendation, let us know more about tea tree. Also called as melaleuca oil, this buddy is an almost colorless oil that derived from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia plant. It has antifungal and antimicrobial agent, and that’s why can be used to treat our skin problems, especially acne.
1. Tea tree oil is an excellent home remedy for athlete’s foot. Any infection causing inflammation can be soothes, simply apply the oil to the infected areas.
2. Tea tree oil has been proved having antiseptic properties and can be used in skin disorder treatments. Applying this oil onto minor burns can even soothes them. This helps in reducing the likelihood of having infection.
3. Applying 1-2 drops onto infected areas can reduce corns and warts. But if you have sensitive skin, it’ll be better to use diluted type oil. My recommendation is olive oil since you can easily find them at drugstores and minimarket, or coconut oil if you have.
4. Instant relief to itching or pain caused by insect bites.
5. Adding 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to water while bathing will get you away from skin allergies. This oil can kill bacteria and fungus, that causes the allergy. 

As for acne prone skin (and combination skin) like mine, this tea tree oil can be a natural alternative for curing acne. There are journals about tea tree oil is as effective as benzoyl peroxide in curing acne. The reasons are:
1. Tea tree oil consists of antibacterial and antimicrobial agent that are effective in eliminating bacteria that causes acne breakouts.
2. Tea tree oil can be absorbed deep into the skin and unblock the sebaceous glands, which means this is unclogging the pores. Of course, through disinfecting them we can reduce and even cure acne.
3. Tea tree oil can work as a solvent while removing dust and grease, also protecting the skin from oxidative stress.

So basically, tea tree oil is an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic, cuts through grease and dust, and the best part is natural! We can simply use it right away onto the acne as spot treatment, or read this trick that’s very effective! 

What you need:
  • ½ cup water
  • 3-4 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • cotton pad

Steps
1. Add the tea tree oil into the water, mix them well.
2. Soak your cotton pad and apply it onto your acne prone area, or simply all over your face if you want.
3. Leave it for around 15-20 minutes or until the cotton pads dries out. Then, use the essential oil directly onto the acne. Continue with applying moisturizer. 
This routine can be done once to twice a day. 

What products you can use?
1. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

Photo by TBS Website
This buddy has been my favorite since forever, always works well on my skin. They have two options for this product; 10ml priced IDR 119.000 or 20ml sized IDR 209.000. Both you can get at their official store at Shopee Mall.

2. Naruko Tea Tree Oil

Pic by Naruko
This one also catch my attention. I’ve been in love with their whole range or tea tree, that has taken care of my acne prone skin well. This product is actually pretty similar with The Body Shop’s. Both in green bottle and has only one size; 10ml priced IDR 180.000/bottle. You can get this at their official store at Shopee Mall.

3. Sensatia Tea Tree Oil

Hands up to local product lovers! This brand comes from Bali, Indonesia. If you’re looking for something affordable and local made, then this will be the right choice for you. I love their charcoal mask and face wash that dries out my acne, and here’s the additional treatment. You can get the 10ml of tea tree by Sensatia only for IDR 125.000 at their official store at Shopee Mall.

That’s all for today’s sharing. Thank you so much for taking time to read this post, hopefully this article can be useful for you, and so you can reshare it too. Kindly tell me what’s good and what’s to improve, or maybe an idea for next post.  See you on my next post!

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