Tea Tree Oil for Acne and Acne Scars: Home remedies

Nature has really been kind to us, as there are so many plants and herbs which are helping us to live healthy life by providing us many daily use things. One out of them is tea tree oil (essential oil). Tea tree oil is such a beautiful gift from nature which has been curing many of our health problems like skin (tea tree oil for acne and acne scars), hair and nail disorders. It is also used widely for mouth fresheners, hygiene, deodorant, insect repellent and mental health. Tea tree oil is actually a universal cleanser.

Tea tree oil is an essential oil which is derived from the Australian plant known as melaleuca alternifolia and is also known as melaleuca oil. In the past, tea tree oil was predominantly used as tea, was supposed to be helpful in healing cough/cold and was also used on skin for healing.

Now a days, we use tea tree oil in variety of ways, in diluted form, applied topical to the skin to fight a variety of skin issues (antibacterial). With all these properties it has been a widely accepted cure for acne, acne scars or even other scars on the skin.

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Acne and Acne Scars:

Tea tree oil contains anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal properties and with the help of these chemicals in tea tree oil can kill bacteria, fungus and reduce allergic skin reactions. Tea tree oil can treat acne spots and scars easily at home without having you visit a dermatologist. In addition to this, using tea tree oil for acne scars will also not leave any side effects on to your skin, but should always be used in mild quantities.

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How Does Tea Tree Oil Fight Acne and Acne Scars?
tea tree oil for acne and acne scars

As we have already known that tea tree oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties in abundance, the cause of these properties is natural ‘Terpene’ content. Terpene kills the microbial actions on the skin by attacking ‘propionibacterium’, thus protecting skin from acne and reduce scars.

So, stop worrying about acne and acne scars, we have shared some most effective home remedies of tea tree oil for acne and acne scars.

11 Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil for Acne and Acne Scars:
Tea Tree Oil with Coconut Oil:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash
  2. Mix one or two drop of tea tree oil with Coconut oil
  3. Apply the mixture to the affected area.

Using coconut oil with tea tree oil can do wonders to your face, effective in reducing redness, rashes, acne or acne scars. Apply this mixture at night before bed and gently wash your face in the morning with warm water.

Tea Tree Oil with Yogurt:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash
  2. Put some yogurt in a bowl and add 2 drops of tea tree oil
  3. Apply the mixture to your acne scars.

Apply this, mixture for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Tea Tree Oil with Aloe Vera Gel:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash.
  2. Take fresh aloe vera, simply scoop out fresh aloe vera gel from the leaf of aloe vera plan.
  3. Now mix few drops of tea tree oil with fresh aloe vera gel.
  4. Apply the mixture to affected area.

Since aloe vera has anti- inflammatory and skin soothing properties; mixing with tea tree oil helps get rid of acne and acne scars. Apply this mixture at night before bed and gently wash your face in the morning with warm water.

Tea Tree Oil with Honey:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash
  2. Now mix tea tree oil with honey and make smooth and well mixed solution.
  3. Apply the mixture with the help of cotton on affected area.

You can try this home remedy during day or night time according to your comfort time. You can store this mixture in a glass container, protect it from extreme weather conditions.

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Tea Tree Oil with Water:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash
  2. Mix 1 drop of tea tree oil with 5 drops of water
  3. Apply the mixture with the help of cotton on affected area.

You can try this home remedy during day or night time according to your comfort time.

Tea Tree Oil with Rose Water:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash
  2. Take ½ cup of rose water and 7 to 8 drops of tea tree oil
  3. Mix well and make a solution
  4. Apply the solution on the acne and acne scars using with cotton ball

Apply this mixture at night before bed and gently wash your face in the morning with warm water. Other than treating acne and acne scars this solution keep your skin glowing and shiny.

Tea Tree Oil with Lemon:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash
  2. Take 3-4 drops of lemon juice and 2-3 drop of tea tree oil
  3. Mix well and apply to your acne and acne scars
  4. Apply the mixture for 10 minutes before washing it.

Note: Please avoid this remedy if you have sensitive skin as lemon may cause redness and irritation to your acne.

Tea Tree Oil with Lavender Essential Oil:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash
  2. Take 5 drops of lavender oil, 3 drops of almond oil and 5 drops of tea tree oil.
  3. Mix well and apply on the affected area.

Apply this mixture at night before bed and gently wash your face in the morning with warm water. This mixture of tea tree oil for acne is really effective because it contains anti- bacterial properties.

Tea Tree Oil with Apple Cider Vinegar:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash
  2. Take 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
  3. Mix well and apply on the affected area with cotton ball.

Apply this mixture on your face for 10 minutes before washing your face. Do this daily after cleansing your face.

Tea Tree Oil with Banana:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash
  2. Take 1 banana and mix with some tea tree oil.
  3. Mix well and apply the mask on your face
  4. Wash off your face after 20 minutes.

Banana keeps the skin nourished, smooth and shiny. When applied on face with tea tree oil, it speeds up the acne and fades away the acne scars easily.

Tea Tree Oil with Witch Hazel:
  1. First wash your face gently with mild face wash
  2. Take 1tsp of witch hazel and 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
  3. Mix well and apply the mixture on affected area
  4. Wash your face after 10 minutes

Witch hazel with tea tree oil is really affective for acne because witch hazel contains anti- inflammatory, skin soothing and astringent properties.

If you have acne on your chest, back or other parts of your body, then what you have to do is, mix few drops of tea tree oil in you bucket of water. Try this method once a week, do not over-do it, as it might cause side effects.

Test Before Applying Tea Tree Oil for Acne and Acne Scars:

If you are new to using tea tree oil then the first thing you need to do is, before applying any of the above remedies on your acne or acne scars please test tea tree oil, weather it suits your skin or not.

What You have to do to Test Tea Tree Oil on Your Skin:

Take a drop of tea tree oil on your inner arm or elbow and let it sit for few minutes, if it is does not irritate your skin then you are ready to go with tea tree oil.

If the tea tree oil irritates you skin then you have to decide not to use it, or dilute it down enough so that it should not irritate your skin.

Know How to Dilute Tea Tree Oil for Acne and Acne Scars:

For diluting tea tree oil for acne and acne scars you need mix it with any carrier oil (coconut oil, Lavender oil, almond oil, sesame oil) aloe Vera, honey or water as concentrated use may cause side effects.

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Tips to follow while using Tea Tree Oil:
  • While using tea tree oil on your face, make sure to protect your eyes and eyelids.
  • Never apply tea tree oil all over your face, you should only apply on spots, acne and acne scars.
  • If you have sensitive skin then please consult with doctor before using tea tree oil.
  • Be very careful while using tea tree oil around irritated skin, wounds, scaly, dry skin and rashes.
  • Apply tea tree oil only one time in a day.
  • Never use tea tree oil direct on your face, it is recommended to dilute the tea tree oil and then use for topical application.
  • Never go out in the sun after applying tea tree oil on our skin.

I hope this gives you all a very fair idea of wonderful tea tree oil for acne and acne scars, how to use and what to be careful about. Guys, please make sure you do not over-do the tea tree oil for acne and acne scars as it is strong and may cause irritation to your skin.

If you use it some other way or see some other advantages, please do let us know in comments and visit out other blog posts for similar information.

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