17 June 2014

Tea Tree Oil & Blemishes: Using Tea Tree Oil To Rid Those Pesky Spots

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We all get spots, much to our dismay.  Some of us more than others (yes, my skin is fairly spot prone).  I'm always looking for new ways too battle them when they decide to attack my face, and I have found tea tree oil to be quite an effective weapon.  And the best part is, it's so cheap!  As well as the tiny little bottle lasting forever!

Now, too you oily skin girls, I bet your wondering the logic in smothering more oil onto skin, and what good could ever come out of it.  I thought exactly that when I first heard of using it to combat those blemishes.  But in actual fact it is an extremely dry oil (girls with dry skin, you should possibly avoid using this method, or if you chose too, moisturize extremely well).

There is also the question of whether to dilute the oil or not.  Personally, I chose not too, however it can sting slightly in certain areas.  So if you do have sensitive or dry skin I would recommend diluting it with either water (I don't recommend this as water and oil don't mix) or aloe vera gel (a few of drops or tea tree oil with a teaspoon of aloe vera gel) for a more soothing solution.

I would also recommend testing the oil on a small area on your neck or behind your ear to make sure that your skin doesn't react badly with it.  I mean, what if you smooth it onto your face and it causes and massive itchy rash?  Not a good look!  This could have been avoided by testing it first.

I apply the oil to any spots that I may have morning and night, and I find that it dries them up and and decreases their size within 2 - 3 days.  Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties, so you can see why it does this.

Finally, remember to make sure that you use 100% pure tea tree oil!

Have you ever tried using tea tree oil to clear up blemishes?  Or have you found any other products that work really well on spots?

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  1. Lovely review! Tea tree oil is a must!

    Emma x
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  2. I need this!! Great review, dear xo

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  3. Lovely post and blog! :)

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  4. I love tea tree oil for blemishes! It really works better than most anything else I've tried.

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  5. tea tree oil really does the curing of blemishes! I used the one from the body shop and it last me forever but it's so hard to get it out from the tube. Now I'll be sure to try this one

    stay awesome!
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  6. I should try this more as I still have spot prone skin, which is really annoying, but I will definitely try the aloe gel thing.

    Gems x
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  7. I have acne prone skin, so thanks for sharing this! xx

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I've never used pure tea tree oil but I have a number of skincare products that contain tea tree and they are great for battling spot prone skin. Have you tried any of the tea tree range from The Body Shop? xo

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    1. I've seen it and have always been tempted to try it but never have for some reason! When my usual toner and moisturiser runs out I may pick some up from that range!

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  9. My face has been breaking out the past month or so, and I have never had it breakout anywhere near this badly. I have been using the Mario Badescu drying lotion but I will pick up some tea tree oil and give it a shot! :)
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  10. Urgh I suffer from spots too ! - may have to give this a go - lovely blog, new follower here- would love if you could check out my page if you get the time x

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    1. Aw thanks! I already follow you! I loved your latest post with your cat top, so cute!

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  11. I have always had a major love for tea-tree oil! Nice blog, gave it a follow x

    Rebekah from Rebekah Hannah Beauty xxx

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  12. great review! so cool.
    Emma xx
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  13. I have never heard of this! Excuse my ignorance, but does it smell at all? I have had a hard time with natural skin care stuff because it alway smells so odd.
    xo
    MissAnnaRebecka

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    1. It does have quite a strong smell.. not really sure how to describe it. I wasn't too keen on the smell at first but you get used to it after a bit :)

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  14. I love tea tree oil! It's my go-to when I get a breakout. I have super oily skin around my nose, which is the usually only place I get spots and lust like you said, it dries it out - which I love! Haha

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  15. I have this body shop tea tree wand that I use to help my spot...it was quite expensive and is probably just tea tree haha. I think I'll just but a bottle when I run out. I have sensitive skin so I only use it on places like on my cheeks or my chin, never near my eyes or where my skin is sensitive and dry. I also only use it when the skin hasn't broken.

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  16. Cute outfit! Love the black and white combo!

    xx,
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