5 ways tea tree oil can treat acne

Acne is nobody's friend, but finding an acne treatment that works can be a challenge. Fortunately, natural options that really work for treating acne do exist. Tea tree oil is one of nature's wonders for acne, according to WebMD.
One of the cautions with using tea tree oil is to be sure to dilute it because full-strength tea tree oil may aggravate the skin and do more damage than good. Combining tea tree oil with other acne-fighting components may help clear acne quickly. Below are five effective acne treatments you should try.
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1. Coconut oil and tea tree oil.
Coconut oil works well for moisturizing the skin. When fighting acne, you want to keep the skin hydrated without encouraging oil, so coconut oil may do the trick. Stylecraze combines 1 teaspoon coconut oil and two to three drops tea tree oil together. Apply the solution to the affected areas and let it soak for a few hours before washing it off with a cleanser and applying a moisturizer. Use this twice a day until the acne is clear.
2. Baking soda and tea tree oil.
Baking soda can help keep the skin moisturized, notes WebMd. It also makes an effective exfoliator to help heal scars. Rapid Home Remedies combines one tablespoon baking soda and two tablespoons water to make a paste. Add two to three drops of tea tree oil. Apply the paste to the acne for two to three minutes and then wash the skin. Do this daily until the acne is healed.
3. Aloe vera and tea tree oil.
Efficient for treating skin abrasions and moisturizing, aloe vera combines with tea tree oil to treat acne, according to WebMd. Healthy and Natural World combines one tablespoon aloe vera and eight drops tea tree oil. Apply the solution to the acne and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Repeat daily until the acne is gone.
4. Manuka honey and tea tree oil.
Manuka honey has wound healing properties and may have antibacterial properties as well, according to WebMd. Beautymunsta combines one teaspoon of honey with one to two drops of tea tree oil. Apply the solution to clean skin and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and wash the area like normal. Do this until the acne clears.
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5. Lemon juice and tea tree oil.
Citrus juice helps remove skin and has proven to be a natural way to help treat acne, notes WebMd. Stylecraze combines one to two teaspoons lemon juice with four to five drops tea tree oil. Let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off. Repeat the process twice a week until the acne is gone.
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