We all get spots, much to our dismay. Some of us more than others (yes, my skin is fairly spot prone). I'm always looking for new ways too battle them when they decide to attack my face, and I have found tea tree oil to be quite an effective weapon. And the best part is, it's so cheap! As well as the tiny little bottle lasting forever!
Now, too you oily skin girls, I bet your wondering the logic in smothering more oil onto skin, and what good could ever come out of it. I thought exactly that when I first heard of using it to combat those blemishes. But in actual fact it is an extremely dry oil (girls with dry skin, you should possibly avoid using this method, or if you chose too, moisturize extremely well).
There is also the question of whether to dilute the oil or not. Personally, I chose not too, however it can sting slightly in certain areas. So if you do have sensitive or dry skin I would recommend diluting it with either water (I don't recommend this as water and oil don't mix) or aloe vera gel (a few of drops or tea tree oil with a teaspoon of aloe vera gel) for a more soothing solution.
I would also recommend testing the oil on a small area on your neck or behind your ear to make sure that your skin doesn't react badly with it. I mean, what if you smooth it onto your face and it causes and massive itchy rash? Not a good look! This could have been avoided by testing it first.
I apply the oil to any spots that I may have morning and night, and I find that it dries them up and and decreases their size within 2 - 3 days. Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties, so you can see why it does this.
Finally, remember to make sure that you use 100% pure tea tree oil!
Have you ever tried using tea tree oil to clear up blemishes? Or have you found any other products that work really well on spots?
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