Tea Tree Oil For Cystic Acne

Tea Tree Oil is a powerful topical medication used to treat and prevent acne.  Many have tried it and it has been proven to be quite effective.  If you have not tried it yet to treat acne, then here are a few things to know.

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Tea Tree Oil is oil that is collected from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca Alternafolia tree.  It is very powerful when used as a remedy to treat and prevent acne.  The oil from these Australian trees have strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that help and kill bacteria that festers in acne blemishes when applied topically to the skin.

How do I use it?

When using Tea Tree Oil to treat and prevent acne you do not want to bathe in the stuff.  Don’t wash your face in it or put it on in excessive amounts.  Instead you will want to dab a small amount on the blemishes and let them sit for a few minutes.  That old saying comes in handy here.  “A little dab will do ya.” For best results in the treatment and prevention of acne it is usually recommended to apply the Tea Tree Oil at night before you go to bed, and then let it sit overnight.  When you wake up in the morning you should notice a significant different in the amount of acne reduction and redness.

Opening the pores of your skin with steam and then applying the Tea Tree Oil is also a method that has been proven to be effective in some cases.  If you apply it after opening your pores with steam and then let it sit overnight you should notice that the pain and swelling of more severe acne diminish quickly and leave you and your skin feeling much better by morning.  However just like many other topical medications that treat acne, this treatment method can and sometimes does take time!  You may not notice results for a few days or weeks, that’s okay!  Be patient and don’t give up.  If you notice that your skin seems to be irritated or itchy then discontinue use and seek the advice of a dermatologist or a physician.

If you do not suffer from side effects but after a few weeks of trying the oil it seems that your skin is still being resistant to treatment then seek the advice of a dermatologist or physician as Tea Tree Oil does not work for everyone, and your skin type may need something stronger to treat and prevent acne.

Where can I buy Tea Tree Oil?

Tea Tree Oil can be found in a number of places as it is a rather common product used to treat and prevent acne.  It is distributed by many skin care labels and can also be found in many health and beauty sections at most local stores.  It can also be found online in a number of different places.  One thing to double check when purchasing the oil is that it is 100% Tea Tree Oil, as it won’t work as well and be quite as effective in treating and preventing acne if it is a watered down cheaper version.

We would recommend buying tea tree oil from a trusted online retailer, such as Amazon.com

Treating Cystic Acne with Tea Tree Oil

Cystic Acne is one of the more severe acne types.  However Tea Tree Oil has been found very effective in treating and preventing the deep acne and helps leave skin feeling healthier and less painful.  One remedy that has been proven to treat cystic acne is as follows:

  • Gather Tea Tree Oil, Active Yeast, Band-aids, and Cotton balls.
  • Apply the Tea Tree Oil.  Put a small dab of Tea Tree Oil on the cotton ball.
  • Open your Active Yeast package (Active Yeast can be found in the baking aisle at most local stores) and sprinkle it over the Tea Tree Oil cotton ball.
  • Place cotton ball on Band-aid.  Now that you have your cotton ball covered in Tea Tree Oil and Yeast place it on the middle of the band-aid.
  • Apply band-aid to cystic acne pimple.  Now that you have all of your materials gathered and on the bandage, place the band-aid over the cystic acne, making sure that the cotton ball is centered and directly over the acne.

How does this remedy work to fight and prevent cystic acne?

This remedy works to fight and prevent acne because the Tea Tree Oil is an antibacterial product that helps fight and prevent acne.  The yeast interacts with the oil to produce a reaction that draws acne out of the skin.  Together the oil and the yeast reduce inflammation and reduce acne overnight.  For further suggestions or treatment options using Tea Tree Oil talk to your dermatologist as they may know of other methods you could try.


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