The research proven over the counter products that contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, there are a handful of natural ingredients to combat acne, of which tea tree oil is the most common.
Pure tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the tea tree. Its herbal, slightly medicinal scent includes a mix of over 100 compounds! Some of these compounds are believed to calm factors in skin that contribute to how acne looks and feels.
How we apple tea tree oil on face?
Research has shown that application of a 5% concentration of tea tree oil can reduce the number of papules and pustules both types of pimples that people with acne usually experience.
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser for breakout-prone skin.
Apply a leave-on anti-acne treatment with 2% salicylic acid.
Dispense a few drops of tea tree oil onto a damp cotton swab and dot it directly on blemishes.
Alternatively, you can mix 5 to 6 drops of tea tree oil into a lightweight facial moisturizer and apply it to your entire face.
Don’t apply a benzoyl peroxide product until you know how your skin responds to the tea tree oil.
As with any skincare routine, protect your skin every morning with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.