Tea tree oil promotes a healthy complexion by soothing a wide variety of skin concerns. When used topically as a skincare ingredient, it can help rejuvenate and refresh skin by hydrating and repairing the skin. From preventing breakouts to fighting inflammation, here’s why you should incorporate it into your skincare routine.

What is tea tree oil?

Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, also known as tea tree. The extracted leaves contain a mix of over 100 compounds that have been used in Australia over the past century to treat a range of conditions.

Some of these compounds can be inhaled to treat coughs or colds, or can be applied directly to treat wounds as an alternative to conventional treatment.

Tea tree oil is also one of Mother Earth’s finest skincare ingredients, because it helps to calm the skin and treat common skin conditions.

Tea Tree Oil Benefits

It’s probably already clear that tea tree oil can help soothe and heal a wide range of concerns—especially when it comes to skin.

As a common treatment for eczema, tea tree oil can help heal dry skin by reducing itching and irritation. Research has shown that it may even be more effective than zinc oxide creams in soothing dry skin.

Plus, its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce inflammation and redness and soothe irritation.

Tea tree oil is helpful in combating oily skin and preventing breakouts. Keeping your skin in perfect balance, it has also been associated with increased hydration when it’s needed. That’s why, in addition to combating acne and reducing inflammation, tea tree oil can help you achieve a beautiful, youthful glow.

How to Use Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a versatile ingredient in skincare and is suitable for all skin types, including dry, oily, and acne-prone skin. When it comes to incorporating it into your skincare routine, you have two options: pure tea tree oil or topical products.

Before diving into a bottle of pure oil, remember that it is potent, so you should avoid using it on your skin at full strength.

Instead, dilute it with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or olive oil. For the best results, do a patch test on your skin before using it to ensure your skin does not react negatively.

To streamline your routine, you can also find tea tree oil in many topical products—from moisturizers to serums. If you’re not sure where to start, try a face mask!

Detoxifying face masks infused with tea tree oil can instantly refresh your skin by helping to remove impurities and excess oil for a stunning, Instagram-worthy glow.

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