Tea tree oil is a panacea for blackheads and skin infections, thanks to its disinfectant and exfoliating power. In fact, it is used for local applications with a cotton ball, but also for masks for oily skin. In this case it should usually be combined with clays, such as Multani Mitti, a type of alkaline clay that helps cleanse the skin without irritating it.
Il tea tree oil it is a natural remedy against blackheads and acne, but in reality it proves to be a valid aid against many skin conditions. In fact, it has a recognized antibacterial and antifungal power. Which results in a deep and complete disinfection of the pores, but without aggressive actions, which could alter it.
It must be said, this oil should not be used pure, like most essential oils, but it can be used with others natural remedies for oily skin. Tea tree oil is usually combined with clays for exfoliating masks, or it can be diluted in hot water for baths or tonics to apply.
A good mix of tea tree oil to fight blackheads is to mix it with Fuller’s earth, also called powder Multani Mitti, a good alkaline clay. In combination with this remedy, dear to Ayurvedic medicine, the oil extracted from the tea tree has a disinfectant and absorbent function.
But, as we will see below, tea tree oil is also a useful ingredient for cleanse the skin of the body during a hot bath. Usually a few drops diluted in hot water are enough, better if we have also dissolved two cups of Epsom salts, or magnesium sulphate, in the tub, useful for improving skin health.
Tea tree oil: a cosa serve
Tea tree oil, or tea tree oil, is an extract of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, a shrub typical of some Australian areas, of the Mirtaceae family. Its use in the medicinal field is lost over the centuries. The aborigines had already noticed the beneficial properties for skin health, but today its effectiveness is recognized everywhere.
It can be found in the ingredients list of skin creams and lotions, but also in toothpastes and mouthwashes, deodorants, remedies for skin infections. The reason, as mentioned, lies in its antibacterial and antifungal power, now ascertained by certified scientific studies.
For some time now, medical research has also focused on its lightening potential against acne spots. The anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil, therefore, would not only help get rid of pimples and blackheads, but also restore better skin health and beauty.
But studies on the matter are still ongoing and, it must be said, tea tree oil is not considered as a solution if used alone to counteract blemishes. But let’s see instead how to use it for blackheads and skin cleansing.
Tea tree oil for blackheads
Tea tree oil is useful for improving skin health in general, but if we have a problem black dots, there are very effective methods to use it and get rid of the annoyance. To try, if we want to clean up the body, is the hot bath based on Epsom salts and tea tree oil. Two cups of the first and a few drops of the second in a tub of water.
A soak of about 35 minutes opens the pores, dries up the pimples, helps cleanse the skin and also prepares it for subsequent treatments, such as scrubs or masks, or other exfoliating remedies. But be careful, in case of sensitive skin, rinse it with warm water after bathing without adding.
If the problem with blackheads is only on the face, we can use tea tree oil to create a purifying mask based on white clay or, better still, Fuller’s earth. The doses are: 1 teaspoon of earth for 1 tablespoon of water and 3 drops of oil. The ingredients are mixed and the mixture is applied to a clean, damp face.
The mask should be left on for about ten minutes, then washed with warm water and the treatment repeated once or twice a week. However, if we notice that the skin is tight or reddened, let’s avoid repeating it.
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