Natural tea tree oil is an excellent acne-fighting alternative to over the counter or prescription medications. It has innate disinfecting properties that allow it to take care of acne-causing bacteria and still leave your skin with its natural oils. Use this effective tool against your next pimple, and see the difference it can make.
Cleanse Skin Gently
Use a face wash that is noncomedogenic (won’t clog pores) to gently cleanse the area where you have a pimple. Use clean fingertips or a soft cloth.
Use a clean towel to pat the area dry. Never rub your skin dry as this could cause irritation and lead to more skin damage.
Use a Cotton Swab for Application
You only need a tiny amount of tea tree oil to get its benefits. Pour a drop or two of the oil on the end of a cotton swab, then dab it lightly and gently onto the affected area of the skin. Leave it on for a few hours or overnight. You will notice that swelling and redness will immediately begin to go down.
To work its magic, tea tree oil can tend to be a bit drying. As an alternative to straight tea tree oil on the pimple, you can mix it beforehand with a bit of aloe vera gel, which will help to moisturize the area without clogging pores. Otherwise, just wait until the straight tea tree oil is dry, and use a gentle moisturizer.
Finally, make sure that you are using only 100% natural and organic tea tree oil. You don’t want any byproducts that could be toxic to clog your skin. After you spot treat, to keep your skin pimple-free, consider adding a few drops to your daily cleanser. You’ll certainly see a difference in skin clarity with tea tree oil.