Tea Tree Oil for Acne

June 07, 2017

tea tree oil for acne


Suffering from acne? You are not alone...SIGH! Many teenagers go through this skin issue - a pimple or two occasionally pop on the face - which is not a big deal, until the pimples rear their ugly heads. You are pretty young and oily skin turns ugly and wrinkled, you turn from beauty to beast, group selfies become your worst enemy and even mirrors crack when you look at them...LOL! 

Acne is a common skin disease that affects teenagers and anybody past the teenage age - no wonder your face is aging quickly! Though acne is highly common among women, men can also be affected. This condition often arises due to the excessive production of sebum which clogs skin pores.

A common shared myth is that chocolate can cause breakouts. If you are a chocolate lover, fries or pizza lover, don't freak out. There is no evidence that particular foods actually do cause acne.


Simply stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet to help improve your skin. Or, you can go the tea tree oil for acne way! Tea tree oil contains antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties to cut through dust and grease with ease. 

Let's face it; dealing with acne can be physically painful and emotionally draining. Regularly washing your face won't turn your skin smooth overnight or will applying excessive makeup turn you to a beauty queen.

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Skin care products, on the other hand, contain harsh chemicals that can damage your skin even more, particularly for people with sensitive skin.

Home remedies for acne, particularly tea tree oil, have amazing healing properties that help turn your bumpy skin soft as a baby's bum. Adding a drop or two of this tea tree essential oil to your bath water or applying it on your skin together with a carrier oil can help you get rid of acne on your body.


Remember carrier oil like avocado oil help carry essential oil into your skin, and reduce the burning sensation you might experience.


The best part is, you can use tea tree oil in addition to acne treatment creams, lotions, and face washes. 

Now that you are convinced that tea tree oil is one of the best choice to manage acne, here are few ways or remedies to use tea tree oil for acne. 

1. Lavender Oil 

Lavender oil shares the same antibacterial properties as tea tree oil. It also reduces inflammation and soothes the skin. 

2. Coconut and Almond Oil

Almond oil and coconut oil contain essential fatty acids that hydrate and nourish the skin. This balances the excessive oil produced by the skin, which clogs the pores. 

3. Baking Soda

Baking soda helps to regulate the natural production of oil by balancing the skin's pH. It also removes accumulated dirt and dead skin cells by exfoliating the skin.

4. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a good astringent. This citrus juice contains antibacterial acids that suppress the acne-causing bacteria. 

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar exfoliates the skin and neutralizes the skin's pH levels, thanks to its main ingredient malic acid. This reduces the overproduction of sebum. 

6. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera rejuvenates and refreshes the skin with its healing properties, anti-inflammatory compounds, and antioxidants. 

While tea tree oil is effective, it can take a couple of days to show results depending on your skin structure and type. However, don't be disheartened if you see no results in the first few days.


Luckily, you can get long-lasting results and enjoy acne-free beautiful skin by combining tea tree oil with the remedies listed above.

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