Tea tree oil for face
Tea tree oil has a captivating aroma and excellent effect on combination and problem skin due to the presence of fatty acids and vitamins in the complex. Melaleka leaf extract acts as an anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effect on the surface of the epidermis, which is why it is widely used in cosmetology.
Tea tree plant extract is often an additive in industrial or home-made cosmetic products; its use is common among not only adolescents with problematic epidermis, but also mature women with a combined type and prone to skin rashes.
You will learn about the beneficial properties of tea tree for the face from the video.
A bit of history
The tea tree came to us from the sunny continent - Australia, by the way, the evergreen fragrant tree has the scientific name Melaleuca alternifolia. On the planet there are more than two hundred varieties and varieties of this tree, and only the Australian, or rather its leaves, are famous for their medicinal properties and valuable cosmetic effect from the application.
The tea tree got its interesting name after the expedition of the famous traveler James Cook to the Australian continent: his comrades noted a whole grove of green trees and a fresh spicy aroma emanating from it. A team of discoverers began to use the leaves of an unusual tree to make a refreshing drink - the prototype of modern tea, which gave the tree such an unusual name.
The chemical components of tea tree extract are quite complex and unique in nature: the largest share is terpinene-4-ol, the slightly smaller ones are γ-terpinene, α-terpinene, 1.8 cineole and some others (viridifloren (up to 1%), B- terpineol).
If we talk about the properties of these components, it is worth noting the following actions of essential oil:
- Wound healing;
- Stimulation of the epidermis;
- Cell regeneration;
- Alignment of complexion, elimination of oily sheen, as a result.
The benefits of a saturated extract of tea tree are noticeably felt when used on problem skin, oily and combination type of epidermis, so the use of the product is advisable in such conditions. Useful properties of the product are unlikely to be felt on dry skin, but on a pigmented, age-related and aging epidermis, they will be noticeable.
In cosmetology, it is customary to use tea tree essential oil as an additive to the finished product or home remedy: a high concentration of the composition allows it to be used economically and with tangible benefits for the epidermis.
- Tea tree essential oil normalizes the production of sebum and prevents the formation of new inflammations, additionally removes oily sheen due to prolonged use in the composition of a finished cosmetic product or created at home;
- Its extract helps to even out complexion: the components of the product fight post-acne (spots from acne), age-related pigmented formations. In addition, the use of the product allows to achieve a uniform color of the epidermis and adds natural shine to it;
- The plant product is involved in the “respiration” of the skin and provides the cells with the latest complex of beneficial microelements;
- The essential extract slows down the aging of cells, therefore it is suitable for mature skin care due to the presence of antioxidants and beneficial fatty acids;
- It has the ability to refresh the epidermis, make it smooth and silky and visually tighten, nourishing the cells with oxygen and trapping their moisture inside.
Saturated tea tree extract is used in cosmetology to treat skin diseases in adolescence and after: acne, comedones (black dots), post-acne, age spots, allergies and other rashes caused by malnutrition. On the advice of cosmetologists, it is possible to use the oil for problematic and prone to rashes, and there are a number of limitations, which we will discuss in the next section of the article.
The use of saturated tea tree essential oil is possible only as part of a cosmetic product and it does not matter, home-made or ready-made. Use it in its pure form is excluded due to the high concentration of chemical compounds.
It is indicated as an additive for oily and problem skin, with inflammation and acne, tired epidermis and mature, stressful, aging, lacking tone. Its use is contraindicated in case of an allergic reaction to the product and its components.
- To apply the elixir of tea tree as part of a washable mask is possible only on the cleansed surface of the face: after cleaning, scrubbing or normal daily washing. A mask with aromatic oil will work better if a cleansing or light peeling procedure is performed in front of it.
- The exposure time of the finished product after cleaning takes 15-30 minutes, no longer need to be kept.
- Rinse off with warm water without soap.
- To tone the aging skin after removing the mask, you can use ice as a lotion and a refreshing home-made product.
- After you can smear your face with day or night cream.
- The use of tea tree oil can be combined with other highly concentrated products: cinnamon, flower extract, nutmeg, pine, rosewood.
- Be sure to test for an allergic reaction before applying it to the face so as not to cause irritation.
Recipes for skin problems
Oily skin requires hydration and simultaneous decontamination of the surface.
Mix a few drops of aloe (freshly prepared gruel from a plant leaf is also suitable) with honey melted in a water bath and a few drops of tea tree extract. It is recommended to treat cleaned skin with a freshly prepared composition.
The following components will help relieve inflammation: cottage cheese, clay, freshly brewed chamomile and a few drops of essential oils of apricot and tea tree. The resulting mixture moisturizes well and at the same time has an anti-inflammatory effect on the irritated epidermis.
Drying masks based on aromatic tea tree will help get rid of acne:
- Take as a basis any cosmetic clay and mix it with warm water, kefir and oatmeal until a sour cream is obtained. Thoroughly mix the components together and at the end add 2-3 drops of the essential agent and mix again. The mask acts on cleansed skin for about 15 minutes and is washed off with warm water.
- To treat acne, mix a little starch and egg white whipped in a strong foam, drip 3-5 drops of essential oil and carefully move the mixture. The mask will relieve redness after the first dose and act as an excellent home care for the treatment of acne.
- The oil is suitable for whitening post-acne: first wipe the visible scar or stain with the rosemary essential composition, and only then with tea tree extract. Wipe the age spots twice a day for about 1-2 months, then take a break and continue the ritual of care.
Another “working” mask includes the pulp of avocado, a few drops of lemon and the ether component (the first two components are used in equal proportions, the last - 2-3 drops).
Dry skin needs nourishment and hydration, and tea tree extract will help to cope even with this task.
- Mix together vegetable oils of olive, wheat germ seeds, apricot and 3-5 drops of tea tree essential oil. The mask is suitable as an indelible night cream if you apply it an hour before bedtime and allow the components to soak into the skin, just wet the excess composition with a dry cloth.
A mask based on egg white will help against wrinkles: beat one egg without yolk until a dense price and add up to 5 drops of aromatic extract to it
The “anti-aging” effect is achieved by mixing drops of tea tree, lavender and birch extract, cream with a fat content of 10-15% and applying a homemade product to the face.
For demodicosis, use a ready-made cosmetic product and add a couple of drops of tea tree extract to it: such a trick will help you cope faster from a parasitic lesion of the epidermis.
A folk remedy will be a decoction of a series with the addition of a few drops of an essential product; with a vegetable tonic, it is worth wiping the areas of the face or body exposed to demodicosis, the area near them.
Pure vegetable 100% tea tree oil will help with warts. For the first application, a diluted product with clean water is suitable: apply the composition pointwise, that is, on the wart with a cotton swab and leave the product to act, fix the product on the skin thanks to the patch. A mask against warts or papillomas is used twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.
The main contraindication to the use of the finished cosmetic product is allergy: perform a reaction test before using oil on the face. It is important to know that the ethereal component cannot be used for people suffering from epilepsy and mental disorders.
Tea tree essential oil is an affordable way to care for problem and oily skin. Almost every woman with dense combination skin uses a saturated component as part of a home mask or store product, since its effect is noted after the first use: pores are narrowed, the epidermis acquires a fresh look, acne and other inflammations cease to be noticeable.
Tea tree essential oil works well at home: the fair sex celebrates its availability and many uses. They note that they add tea tree extract to the usual face cream and use the “new” remedy with great pleasure thanks to a pleasant fresh aroma. Women note that with regular use of the product, the skin gets a uniform shade, inflammation is reduced to “no”, the enlarged pores seem to disappear in the surface of the epidermis, but not forever.
It is the regular use of aromatic oil that allows you to achieve a temporary effect and feel even more beautiful and well-groomed.
Women say that oil saves from many problems if it is applied pointwise to problem areas: hated white wen (lipomas), papillomas, warts, pimples and spots from them. Ladies do not recommend using a concentrated composition: it is better to dilute the oil with water 1: 1 and apply the resulting composition to achieve the desired effect.
Many reviews of oil are found as an antiseptic for problem skin: homemade tonic (concentrate with water) is used to prevent inflammation and against the oily sheen on the surface of the epidermis. Home care lovers note that the component can be mixed with almost anything and create a mask; refreshing oil goes well with juice and pulp of aloe, lemon, which together enrich the cells with vitamins and kill harmful bacteria.