This is a guest post from Sabrina at BESskincare.com
There are so many acne fighting products out there, but I love the natural alternatives. Safer for your skin and body and just as effective, you really can’t go wrong.
One of my go-to acne destroying items is Tea Tree Essential Oil. I’ve been using it for years because it’s just so darn good.
Derived from Australia’s tea trees, this oil contains antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. This makes it great for fighting all sorts of skin ailments like athlete’s foot, bug bites, infections and of course, acne.
If you want to enjoy the blemish blasting benefits of tea tree oil, then here are 3 simple home remedies for you.
I loathe that solo pimple that ruins an otherwise beautiful complexion. Rather than give your face a full facial, I opt for this handy spot treatment.
All you need is some tea tree oil and aloe vera gel. Mix together 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil with 9 teaspoons of aloe vera gel. Give it a good stir and then place in a resealable container. I use travel size containers so my spot treatment can go with me anywhere!
To use, apply a little dab over your affected areas. If you have the time, leave it, otherwise rinse off in 10-15 minutes. This will give it enough time to kill acne causing bacteria and clear your pores so your pimple can heal naturally.
There’s nothing quite the feeling of a good astringent. It makes your skin feel fresh, clean and smells great.
To make this acne fighting facial spray astringent, mix together 1 part tea tree oil to 9 parts water in a small spray bottle. Shake it up real good then spritz your face, neck or anywhere affected by acne.
Similar to the spot treatment, this combination clears pores by killing the acne causing bacteria. It also helps reduce inflammation from more severe breakouts.
If you’re battling a particularly bad breakout, then this facial mask is for you.
You will need 2 tablespoons of green clay powder, 4 drops of tea tree oil and enough water to turn this into a paste. Stir all your ingredients together in a bowl until it’s smooth. Using clean fingers, apply all over your face and neck and let it sit for 20 minutes. The mask will become dry before the 20 minutes is up, but remain patient. You want to give it time to absorb into your skin.
After the time has passed, rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry. This mask recipe also doubles as spot treatment, so feel free to double your batch and store in a cool, dry place for future use.
If you use one of these tea tree oil infused acne treatments regularly you should begin to see results in as little as a week. Besides loving your acne-free life, you are going to be hooked on the fresh scent of this oil. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Author Bio: Sabrina is a beauty blogging jet-setter who loves sharing tips and tricks on how to look and feel your best via BESskincare.com. While she’s on the go she writes product reviews and creates quick and dirty DIY’s like How to Conceal Dark Circles.