Today I am going to discuss a very common but important issue 'Pimples/Acne'. As a teenager I had flawless spotless skin but as I entered 20s my skin started getting extremely dry, sensitive and break out prone. I have dry skin so most of the products made for adult acne are extremely drying for me, so I avoid them.
There are a few spot treatments for breakouts (had my eyes on la roche posay effacular duo) but they are so expensive and not easily available in Indian Stores so I tried something which was affordable and sworn by many since ages.
Price- Rs 204 for 10 ml
The Aroma treasures Tea tree Essential Oil is said to be suitable for all skin types and helps in fighting fungal infections,athletes foot and nail viruses.
|Anti Fungal, Anti Viral and Antibacterial Properties|
The oil has a strong fragrance but it does not sting or burn my sensitive skin.I have been using the tea tree essential oil on my troubled spots directly with the help of a clean cotton swab.I usually leave it overnight on my pimples. When I wake up the next morning I usually witnesss that the zit has reduced to half its size or in some cases even almost vanished (leaving a tiny mark behind). The oil helps to dry out the pimple without causing flaking or overdrying of the skin. I have not witnissed any redness in or around the area of application. Those who find the application of neat tea tree oil a bit harsh can dilute it with some other base oil/ aloevera gel.
Athough 10 ml sounds like a tiny size, the bottle lasts for a very long time as only a drop of tea tree oil on my zit works wonders!
Besides using the Aroma Treasures Tea Tree Essential Oil as a spot treatment I have also been adding 2-3 drops of it with other base oils to get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp this winter. Also I have found that breathing in tea tree infused steam relieves me from congestion.
" Aroma Treasures Tea Tree Essential Oil is a natural way of getting rid of pimples. It has soothing properties which work effectively without over-drying my skin. However the oil does not help in reducing acne scars. I have been using Bio oil for this purpose. Do you have any other suggestions?"