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)
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.
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.
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.
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.