There are so many natural remedies available to treat our ailments but just don’t know about all of them. We often to to drugstores and doctors for every ailment that we have, I know that I used to. But I often wondered what people did thousands of years ago. When ancient people had skin care problems like acne, what did they do? Well according to WebMD Australian aborigines used tea tree oil traditionally as a remedy for a multitude of skin problems. Tea tree oil has been used to treat conjunctivitis, acne, boils, impetigo, psoriasis, dandruff, cuts and abrasions, ringworm are various other conditions.
Other uses for tea tree oil:
- Moisturizer and cleanser: The tea tree oil can be used as a moisturizer and cleanser. It opens clogged pores and clears bacteria from the skin surface. Tea tree oil is a great cleanser and it helps to remove dead cells without causing any harm to the skin.
- Antioxidant: Tea tree oil is great antioxidant because it controls the free radicals in the body and boosts the production of collagen. And we all know that collagen production leads to plump youthful looking skin!
- Treatment for dandruff: Tea tree oil can help to control dandruff, just rinse hair with a mixture of warm water and a few drops of tea tree oil help keep the flakes at bay.
When I read that tea tree oil can be used to treat acne I decided to but some and try it out. I also read that Tea tree oil was as effective as benzoyl peroxide but more gentle. Seeing is believing, I used some last week on a bad acne breakout on my chin and most of my pimples were gone by morning. This essential oil works because it helps the skin reduce the production of sebum and the antiseptic properties helps wounds heal faster. It certainly worked on my face!
Have you ever used tea tree oil to treat your acne?