Acne is a condition that can occur at any age, but most often affects people in their teens and early twenties. When acne occurs, it can cause painful, irritating bumps and pustules to develop on the face, neck, shoulders and back. Though there is a plethora of acne remedies on the market, many of these are filled with chemicals that can actually make acne worse. They often strip the skin of moisture causing an increase in oil products. People who use tea tree oil for acne find their skin is healthier and clearer in a short amount of time.
Acne is caused by bacteria becoming trapped in the skin pores. As the bacteria build up, sebum oil covers the opening of the pore and prevents the pores from being cleaned. Since the bacteria is trapped within the pore, the body begins to fight against the bacteria and pus forms. Some acne can become cystic, which leads to further problems.
Popping pimples can lead to scarring that can become permanent. It is best to treat acne with tea tree oil because it helps to fight the bacteria. The natural antibacterial properties of this oil help to fight off the infection in the skin without stripping the skin of moisture.
Tea tree oil that has been diluted with at least fifteen percent water can be applied directly to the skin without causing any irritation. To use this treatment, simply apply a small amount of the oil to a cotton swab. The oil can be carefully dabbed on each of the bumps and will be absorbed quickly by the skin. As the oil is absorbed into the skin, the redness, swelling and irritation immediately begin to improve.
With ongoing daily treatments, acne can begin to clear up and, eventually, be healed. While most people are able to respond well to tea tree treatments, some people find the oil to be too strong, causing some skin irritation and burning. When this happens, the oil can be mixed with 100% pure aloe vera gel so it can be applied without issue. With this natural treatment, sufferers can finally be rid of their acne.