Tea tree oil is a long known alternative for getting rid of pimples. It has unique disinfecting and soothing properties and, unlike other acne treatments, tea tree oil will not strip your skin of its natural oils and cause further damage. Tea tree oil is not recommended to be used directly as it can be toxic if used that way; for this reason it is always used with carrier oil or in the form of face masks. Here is a recipe for tea tree acne fighting mask along with its benefits:
Things you need:
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
- 1 teaspoon bentonite clay/fullers earth
- 3-4 drops tea tree oil
- Water to adjust consistency
Mix up the ingredients in a small bowl and then apply the mixture to your face, allowing it to sit for 15 minutes. Wash off using lukewarm water. You can even leave this mask on overnight to get even better results and visibly glowing skin the next morning. Be careful to not overuse it: tea tree oil can dry out your skin.
Simply mix a couple of drops of tea tree oil into a few teaspoons of aloe vera gel or honey and apply directly onto the pimple. Honey also contains antibacterial properties and promotes skin healing. Try storing these spot treatments in small lip-gloss containers for easy application.
- Aloe vera gel reduces inflammation and redness. The antibacterial properties of aloe vera gel are very effective in treating acne and reducing the redness caused by it.
- Tea Tree Oil fights infections from the root, clearing up the skin. Just a small amount of oil will penetrate the skin to unblock the sebaceous glands, disinfect pores and dry out whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and other blemishes.
- Bentonite clay soaks up extra sebum thereby cleaning the pores that lead to acne
- This face mask is easy to make and use.