Benefits of Tea tree oil against Acne

Why is tea tree effective in fighting acne?

Tea tree essential oil is one of the leading figures in the field of aromatherapy thanks to its broad spectrum of action and its multiple virtues. It is now common knowledge that tea tree is very effective in fighting acne, which has also been supported by a certain number of scientific studies. Les Savoirs de Joya invite you to learn more about the tea tree and its fantastic properties.

What is the tea tree?

From its botanical name Melaleuca alternfolia, the Tea Tree or tea tree is a plant native to Australia which belongs to the myrtaceae family. Its name is said to be due to the famous explorer James Cook, who made tea with his sailors using the leaves of a tree from the Melaleuca family. It was subsequently proven that the aborigines were already using the leaves of the tea tree in a traditional way to make poultices to apply to wounds, but also that they used them to fight fever or even colds.

With the resurgence of interest in aromatherapy in recent years, tea tree essential oil has quickly stood out thanks to the richness of its properties. This essence is the result of a complete distillation by steam distillation of the leaves of the tea tree. It has the advantage of containing only a tiny proportion of aromatic molecules that can be potentially allergenic (limonene and linalool), but its concentration requires a certain vigilance regarding its use because it can be very irritating to the skin.

The indications relating to its use are numerous, both in terms of health and beauty and well-being. Among its main properties and benefits, it should be noted that tea tree essential oil is a major broad-spectrum antibacterial agent, that it has antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, but also that it is purifying and cleansing. . It is therefore very interesting and beneficial for combating a number of skin problems, and in particular against different forms of acne.

Tea tree to fight acne naturally
What is acne and what causes it?
Acne is a skin disease that is characterized by having oily skin and pimples that appear on the face and upper body (chest and upper back). It develops due to an overproduction of sebum which is linked to hormonal upheavals, which causes obstruction of the hair follicles and the proliferation of a micro-organism, the latter being normally well tolerated by the skin.

In the vast majority of cases, acne mainly affects adolescents, since 70% of them are affected by this inconvenience to varying degrees. However, it is also likely to develop in adult women during periods when hormonal changes occur, that is to say a few days before the start of menstruation, during pregnancy, at menopause or even following taking of a new contraceptive.

Aromatherapy and acne: a proven solution

It is possible to find many recipes for homemade cosmetics by browsing the Web, but it is essential to be very vigilant about the properties and use of essential oils. Aromatherapy can indeed be beneficial in combating acne, but it is important to ensure that the virtues of the essential oil used are scientifically proven, and that the precautions for use are strictly followed to compensate. any side effects.

Aside from tea tree, the essential oils that are most renowned for their effectiveness against acne are palmarosa, verbenone rosemary, bourbon geranium, manuka and even lavender. Each of them has antibacterial properties which are complemented either by purifying benefits or by healing properties which are beneficial for acne-prone skin. Tea tree naturally ranks among the most effective of them, since this essential oil combines all of these qualities and has the advantage of being able to be combined with a good number of vegetable oils.

The benefits of tea tree oil against acne

Most dermatologists and health professionals advise using tea tree exclusively when aromatherapy is used to combat acne. It would be the only one whose positive effect has been scientifically and medically demonstrated with a view to effectively combating skin disorders linked to mild to moderate acne. It can thus be integrated into a regular treatment which will reduce the number of red and white pimples that populate the face, but also comedones (blackheads).

As mentioned above, the fact that tea tree essential oil is effective against acne is based on the richness of its properties. Its broad-spectrum action against bacteria prevents them from grouping together and clinging to the skin, which considerably blocks the development of skin infections. Anti-inflammatory, antifungal and purifying, it deeply cleanses the skin and can also rid it of fungi which cause mycoses. Immunostimulating, it also strengthens the body's ability to fight against possible infections. Finally, as an excellent healing agent, tea tree prevents cracks or scars from forming on the surface of the skin when pimples are removed.

How to use tea tree?
First of all, as with all essential oils, it is advisable to contact a health professional, an aromatherapist or a naturopath if you obtain pure tea tree essential oil and you do not know how to obtain it. 'to use. In any case, the fact that it tends to be particularly irritating means that it should not be used pure on the skin. It must be used synergistically by including it at least in a vegetable oil or in a neutral cream or mask.

To benefit from its benefits, Auragano have developed the purifying Acne fighting serum, in which organic tea tree plays an important role. This natural beauty treatment is composed of a synergy of neem extract, Aloe vera, salicylic Acid. It can be applied to the face daily after cleansing acne-prone skin using floral water or micellar water. This serum is ideal for combating acne-related imperfections while maximizing your beauty capital, because it leaves the skin radiant and mattified for the entire day.

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