One of the worst things that can happen to your skin is probably having pimple breakouts or acne. The factors that can cause acne to develop may include genetics, diet and nutrition, hormonal imbalance, lack of sleep or stress, bacterial build-up on skin, and reaction to cosmetics or other synthetic products. It is usually the result of two or more combination of these factors that would lead to development of this type of skin condition. These factors contribute to the increase of oil production of the skin causing blockage of the pores eventually ending to swelling and irritation. Depending on the area of oil build up, acne can develop any part of your body. It can be seen on the face, on your back, chest, arms, etc.
Steps to Get Rid of Acne Using Tea Tree Oil
Choosing products to get rid of acne can be confusing. It is very important to consider natural products over commercially made synthetic products, especially if you have sensitive skin. Synthetic solutions may have compounds with unfounded long-term effects that haven't been studied in depth yet. Natural products are derived from earth’s resources that are extracted, refined and made available for daily use.
There are tons of natural products that can effectively get rid of acne. One of the most effective natural products in clearing out facial acne is using the Earth Vibes Tea Tree Essential Oil along with a carrier oil. If you have body acne, you can use the Earth Vibes Tea Tree Body Wash. The powerful compounds present in Tea Tree makes it a viable solution to combat skin break outs.
Step 1: Change Your Daily Skin Care Routine
Getting rid of acne is a process that should be done daily. If you have skin that is already susceptible to break outs, you should take extra care in ingredients used and develop a solid skin care routine. You must commit to change the choices of the food you ingest, the places that you need to avoid, activities you do and the products you use on a daily basis. You have to follow through the routine and be patient with the results. For starters, you need to include four (4) essential things in your skin routine. This will cut your time in half when looking for the right products to apply daily. The basics:
- Repairing Serum
Use skin cleansers in the morning before applying moisturizer and sunscreen; and at night before going to bed. This will clear your skin from dirt and oil that may have piled up during the day. Apply Earth Vibes Hyaluronic Acid Serum on a clean, dry skin to keep your skin hydrated all day. This will also serve as your moisturizer. Before leaving the house, apply an ample amount of sunscreen to protect you from the UV rays of the sun that cause premature skin aging.
At night after cleaning your face, use Earth Vibes Dead Sea Mud Mask to exfoliate dead skin cells. Rinse off the mask after 15 minutes and apply Earth Vibes Retinol Serum as repairing serum to replace those dead skin cells with new ones making you look young and vibrant when waking up the next day.
Step 2: Incorporate Tea Tree Oil as Acne Spot Treatment
Tea tree oil has been proven to have anti-bacterial components that help in fighting skin bacteria. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the swelling. It acts as a solvent that can break down particles that may have clogged the pores of the skin. However, concentrated tea tree oil may be too strong for some skin types so it is not advisable to use large quantity right away. Use sparingly on some problem areas. Here are the steps in using tea tree oil as a spot treatment for acne:
- Wash your face with mild soap and water. Pat dry with a towel.
- Apply your regular moisturizer. Let it dry for some time.
- Place a drop of Tea Tree Essential Oil on the palm of your hand or a Q-Tip. Using your ring finger, this has the lightest touch, pat on the problem area.
Important things to remember when using this method:
- Use before BEDTIME. To get the optimal benefit, use at NIGHT time.
- Take note to PAT on the area and DO NOT RUB on it to avoid irritation.
- You will probably feel some stinging sensation which is a normal feeling since concentrated tea tree oil may have strong properties.
- Let the essential oil absorb into the skin. Do not cover the area with band aid or any form of concealment.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Use only a couple times a week for starters. When your skin gets accustomed to the tea tree oil and there are no redness or skin reactions, you may increase to a few time a week.
- Stop using the instant you develop skin reactions. Some skin types have various reactions to this essential oil.
- It can take a couple weeks for some people can visibly see the results of applying Tea Tree Oil on the problem areas.
Step 3: Use Tea Tree Oil in Conjunction with Other Skin Care Products
If you have been using different skin products that your skin is already be used to, you can still add tea tree essential oil in your favorite products. You can place 3-4 drops of tea tree essential oil in your moisturizer, cleanser or with coconut/almond oil as carrier oil. The rule of thumb is to have a dilution of 5% tea tree and 95% of carrier oil or base cream. For every 100ml of carrier oil, you can place about 5ml of Earth Vibes Tea Tree Essential Oil in it. You can use your favorite skin products with added tea tree essential oil drops as you regularly have done in the past. You may also mix 3-4 drops of tea tree oil in 2 teaspoons of lemon juice/apple cider vinegar. Apply this homemade solution using a cotton ball. Rinse with lukewarm water after 5-7 minutes from application.
Practice these habits daily for a month or two and observe for changes in your skin. Always keep in mind the factors that can cause acne and try to avoid or modify your lifestyle away from the root cause of skin pimples!