tea tree oil, acne treatment, natural skin treatmeant, essential oils, Young Living

Tea Tree Oil

For so many years, Aveeno was the only skin care product that would keep my skin clear. I considered myself lucky to only have mild acne that could be controlled with an over-the-counter product. I also considered myself lucky to have discovered Aveeno- reasonably priced and I liked most of the ingredients. The salicylic acid in Aveeno seemed to be the main ingredient controlling my mild acne, but it also dried out my skin pretty bad. I just accepted this as a given, slapped on more moisturizer and went about my day.

Then I decided to try the Satin Facial Mint Scrub from Young Living. It’s pretty reasonably priced and I am trying to reduce the amount of chemicals in my daily life, so I thought “why not?” One face washing and I was hooked. My skin was so soft after just washing my face, not even applying moisturizer. My skin also felt light and refreshed. I couldn’t go back to Aveeno.

I was happy with my little mint scrub for about a week. I was feeling pretty righteous about kicking my chemicals to the curb and replacing them with an essential oil, all-natural alternative. And then reality struck- my acne reappeared. It reminded me why I needed Aveeno in the first place.

Luckily I had received Tea Tree oil free as part of my Essential Rewards order the previous month. I hadn’t done much with it except open the bottle and smell it. But in passing I heard that Tea Tree oil could be used to clear skin. With nothing to lose, I dabbed a little of the Tea Tree essential oil on the acne spots after washing my face with the little mint scrub. Acne was cleared in less than two days! And I still got to enjoy the soft, moisture-full feel of my skin after washing with the little mint scrub.

Turns out there are lots of studies on using Tea Tree oil to treat acne, like this one: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27000386

I just wasn’t aware until now. I am excited to see what else I can use this little free bottle of essential oil for!

Tea Tree Oil – who knew?

 

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