Why is Tea Tree Oil Used for Acne?
Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil’s antimicrobial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions has been thought to destroy Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria that is involved in the development of acne.
Squeeze the aloe vera gel into a thoroughly clean cosmetic container and blend in the tea tree oil until thoroughly combined. To make sure that the oil retains its optimum strength, please don’t attempt to make larger quantities. The amount recommended here will be sufficient to last for about a week. After this time you can prepare a fresh batch if needed. Apply this gel onto the problem areas after cleansing for as long as necessary.
What Are The Side Effects Of Tea Tree Oil?
When used appropriately, tea tree oil does not produce any harmful side effects. It is not recommended for skin application in its purest form, as this can cause redness and irritation. Tea tree oil can be toxic when orally ingested and should not be used around the eyes or ears.