How to treat acne scars with tea tree oil

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How to treat acne scars with tea tree oil
Treat Acne Scars With Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca Alternafolia tree and has a very strong, almost eucalyptus-like scent. This powerful oil is a fantastic antibacterial and anti-fungal agent which not only helps to prevent scars before they happen, but also promotes the regeneration of skin to help treat even older acne scars.

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Things you need

  • Natural tea tree oil soap
  • Tea tree oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Nylon stocking (optional)
  • Oatmeal (optional)
  • Powdered milk (optional)

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  1. 1

    Choose a natural tea tree oil soap for daily use. Make sure that you wash acne affected areas twice a day with warm water and then pat dry to both combat future outbreaks and promote healthy skin growth.

  2. 2

    Mix pure tea tree oil with water and make a skin toner to help remove excess oils and kill bacteria that causes acne that is sometimes left on the skin after washing. Mix 1 part oil with 3 parts water and apply lightly to affected areas with a cotton ball. For best results, use your tea tree toner after each time you wash your skin.

  3. 3

    Combine 10 drops of tea tree oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil for every 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel to make your own healing skin moisturizer. Because tea tree oil is quite powerful, the moisturizing and skin regenerating power of aloe vera is a great way to hydrate skin without adding acne causing oils. Apply the gel and oil mixture evenly to acne and acne scars after washing and applying toner.

  4. 4

    Soak in a tea tree bath 2 or 3 times a week to help treat larger areas of the body affected by acne and acne scars. Draw a warm bath and add 20 to 30 drops of tea tree oil. If you are prone to dry skin, consider adding a nylon stocking with 1 cup of oatmeal and/or 1 cup of powdered milk to the bath. Soak for 15 or 20 minutes and apply your aloe vera and oil mixture after drying.

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