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How Does Tea Tree Oil Help Clean Your Face?

Tea Tree Oil has many properties that will neutralize pimple and acne causing bacteria on your face. It is extracted from the leaves of a tree found in the Australian continent. Once it is distilled, the liquid is then considered as essential oil. Its benefits for cleaning your face lie in its germicidal properties. Germicidal means it kills germs; it does not just inactivate them. Antiseptic means it will prevent infection through the inhibition of growth of infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi.

How To Use Tea Tree Oil

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Because this is a natural product, you may have to use it for a bit longer than any prescription medicine. For your patience, you are rewarded with no side effects and chemicals on your skin. Treat your face with just a drop or two twice a day. You can apply this small amount all over your face or just to trouble areas, like the oily forehead, nose and chin. You can also take a cotton swab and touch it directly to any blackheads or whiteheads on your skin. This should be done in the morning and just before you go to bed. There may be a slight stinging sensation. This will let you know that the tea tree oil really works.

Clean Skin Is A Must Before Application

Anytime you apply something to your face, the number one rule is to wash your face first. In this case, washing your face twice a day is a minimum. A Tea Tree face wash is an excellent option for deep cleaning and will naturally cleanse if you intend direct application.
 
Do not use harsh soaps as they will dry out your skin and you will not get the results you want. There are mild skin cleansers you can buy at any number of places. These would be safer to use because they won’t cause increased oil production on your face from the lack of moisture caused by harsh ingredients in soap.

For Maintenance Of Clear Skin

Tea tree oil cleanses your face by keeping it free of excess oil and killing or stopping bacteria on your face through the natural means of a product from tree leaves. You don’t have to have acne to want a clean, oil-free face. Many people use it just to remain acne free and keep their skin glowing naturally. If you do have some comedones trying to gain foothold in your face, tea tree oil will cleanse them away without a problem. Because it is not oil in the strictest sense, it won’t leave your face oily feeling or contribute to even more oil on already oily skin. It will be gently absorbed and even dry out some of the excess oil. That is why you see Tea Tree used in products like Acnetene® PimplePads® - acne pads infused wih other ingr4edients such as Witch Hazel, Aloe, and Sebustop.

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There are a few things you can do to help the tea tree oil work to its fullest on your skin. You can change your hairstyle to keep your hair out of your face. Hair on your forehead often contributes to acne.  For a stronger, natural solution for acne or excessively oily skin, we recommend using alpha hydroxy cream.  It provides similar benfits as tea tree-based products plus a light abrasive that deep cleans pores of bacteria.
 
If you are into sports, this can become a larger problem. When you perspire, more than the usual amount of bacteria gets trapped into the perspiration droplets on your forehead and hair. Then, when you wipe the perspiration from your face with a sleeve or some cloth, you may damage the fine layer of the epidermis and introduce bacteria into the skin, causing pimples.
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