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The Uses of Tea Tree Oil for your Skin

Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert2 years ago
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Tea tree oil is an incredibly diverse and multi-functional skincare product. All thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which can help treat acne-prone skin, oily skin, dry skin and more, you can turn to tea tree oil for a number of skin concerns. Here, we’ll be introducing you to some of the amazing benefits of using tea tree oil on your skin whether you’re making your own tea tree oil mix, or using a tea tree infused product.

Benefits of tea tree oil for your skin

  1. Tea tree oil can be used to combat oily skin
  2. Tea tree oil can be used to treat acne[1]
  3. Tea tree oil can be used to soothe inflammation[2]
  4. Tea tree oil can be used to reduce dry skin

How to use tea tree oil on your skin

You should avoid applying tea tree oil directly to your skin, instead, dilute it with a carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil. An ideal ratio is 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil with 12-15 drops of your chosen carrier oil. If it’s your first time using tea tree oil, be sure to do a patch test first to see how your skin reacts with this powerful and potent essential oil.

How to use tea tree oil with oily Skin

  • Mix a few drops of tea tree oil into your favourite toner or moisturiser

Tea tree oil is ideal for combatting oily skin. If you have an oily skin type, tea tree oil can help to keep excess sebum at bay. As oily skin is more prone to blemishes, tea tree oil also works to dry out whiteheads and blackheads whilst disinfecting your pores with finesse.

How to use tea tree oil for treating acne

  • Create your own cleanser by mixing 3-4 drops of tea tree oil into 56ml of witch hazel. Apply daily using a cotton pad.

Tea tree oil is the perfect skincare ally for treating acne thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. Tea tree oil can calm any redness and swelling from angry acne blemishes to help reveal smoother clearer skin.

How to use tea tree oil for dry skin

  • Mix 1-2 drops of tea tree oil into your moisturiser of choice. Apply your mixture to the areas needed once a day.

It may seem counter-intuitive to use tea tree oil on dry skin, however, it is amazing at soothing dry flaking skin by reducing itching and inflammation.

The best tea tree skincare

  1. Elemis Tea Tree S.O.S Spray
  2. Sukin Blemish Control Spot Banishing Gel
  3. COSRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser

An excellent way to include tea tree oil into your skincare routine is by using products that are already infused with it. Here are some of the best tea tree skin care products as tried and tested by our experts.

The best tea tree skincare for on the go

The Elemis Tea Tree S.O.S Spray is a super portable solution that you can use anytime or anywhere. Apply this handy little spray to bites, cuts or grazes. It can also be used to provide a natural deodorant for your feet.

The best tea tree skincare for blemishes

Target painful breakouts and blemishes with the Sukin Blemish Control Spot Banishing Gel, this fast-acting formula that works to improve the appearance of blemishes in just 30 minutes! Infused with Tea Tree, Willowherb and Salicylic Acid, this fast-absorbing gel, soothes acne-prone skin, whilst minimising visible pores and eliminating shine.

The best tea tree skincare for sensitive skin

The COSRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser is a daily face wash that is gentle enough for sensitive skin types thanks to a mildly acidic pH that is similar to skin’s natural pH level. Our magical ingredient, tea tree oil works to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and control excess sebum production.

How long will it take to see the results from tea treen oil?

Tea tree oil should start to clear up symptoms within a few days of consistent use. Like everything, it’s important to continue using tea tree oil to keep your skin looking tip-top.

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Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert
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I've been writing about hair and beauty for over 10 years. I am a collector of vintage perfume and my go-to look always includes a bold pink lip! For more, visit https://www.goodgollymisshollie.co.uk
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