In recent times, a new superhero has emerged. And unlike other superheroes, this one doesn’t wear a cape but can certainly beat the bad guys. The vigilante in question is tea tree oil and there’s a good reason why we call it a superhero. Originating from the tea tree groves of Australia, tea tree oil has been widely used by the natives for its healing benefits. If you’re wondering how to use tea tree oil for your skin, here’s a quick guide…
To treat acne-prone, scarred skin
 

To treat acne-prone, scarred skin

The most popular use of tea tree oil has been for skin that’s acne-prone and has acne scars. While natural tea tree oil is potent, a single dot of it on an active pimple is all you need. It’s antifungal properties kill acne-causing bacteria making room for growth of new, clear skin.

A face mask of lemon juice, honey and a few drops of tea tree oil is just what you need to lighten scars and speed up the healing process.

To balance oily skin
 

To balance oily skin

A few drops of tea tree oil added to Fuller’s Earth (multani mitti) makes a great face mask for those with oily skin. The tea tree oil helps to balance the sebum production of your skin while the excess oil is absorbed.

To cleanse pores
 

To cleanse pores

Being anti-bacterial in natural, tea tree is just what you need to cleanse your pores and keep them free of infection. When you’re taking steam on your face, add a few drops of tea tree to your water. The steam opens your pores and tea tree vapour prevents bacteria from settling in. That’s why it makes a great addition to your facial steam.

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Marie Claire, Lady Care Health