The inspiration for this infographic came when I was writing an in-depth post on this subject, Exploiting tea tree oil for acne (do check it out if you haven’t already, you’ll love it!).
Tea tree oil is a versatile essential oil. It’s proclaimed health benefits are literally endless. It could easily fill out dozens of pages and still lack some important points. An article alone on Medline includes over 30 different ailments in which tea tree oil can be used as a remedy. So, I decided only to concentrate on its benefits for skin care in general and create this delicate little piece of graphical information.
This infographic includes the most prominent skin care benefits of tea tree oil and all the necessary safety tips you must take in account before applying this nature’s blessing on your skin.
Next time, whenever you wish to use tea tree oil for acne or any other skin care purpose, do take a look at it and see if you’re missing some important safety steps.
Download it now and keep for your reference, forever.
Benefits of Using Tea Tree Oil For Skin Care:
- Fights Acne Causing Bacteria.
A study conducted in the Department of Dermatology of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW, Australia confirmed that in the same concentration of 5%, tea tree oil treated acne just as effectively as the commonly prescribed anti-bacterial agent, benzoyl peroxide.
- Produces Less Side-Effects.
If used with necessary safety tips in mind, tea tree oil can show less side-effects than conventional acne treatments. But the drawback is that it takes more time to show the desired results.
- Rejuvenates The Skin.
Tea tree oil penetrates into the lower layers of the skin where it shows its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic, and wound-healing properties. It promotes repair of the skin by encouraging the formation of new tissues.
- Heals Sunburns.
Applying a mixture containing one part tea tree oil and ten parts olive or coconut can be very effective for soothing sunburns.
- A Powerful Anti-septic.
Tea tree oil can be a good local anti-septic that can effectively relieve cuts, burns, scratches, bites, stings, toothaches, nose and mouth infections upon application.
Safety Tips When Applying Tea Tree Oil For Skin Care:
- Do a Patch Test First
Many people are allergic to TTO or all essential oils belong to the Eucalyptus family. Doing a patch test before using tea tree oil to treat acne will help to check if you’re one of those people or not.
- Use TTO in Moderation
A study showed that excessive use of tea tree oil can bring allergic reactions on your skin, regardless if you have a history of being allergic to it or not.
- Be Indoors
Topical application of tea tree oil might increase your skin’s sensitivity towards sunlight. So try not to go outdoors while and after applying tea tree oil. At least for one hour.
- Keep it Away From Pets
An accidental ingestion or improper dilutions of this highly concentrated tea tree oil can be harmful to pets. Their liver cannot process it and they can get seriously ill because as a result. However, in small concentrations (.1% to 1%), tea tree oil is tolerated and safe for cats and dogs.
- Smells Strong
While not a life-threatening problem, tea tree oil has a strong smell that’s not admired by everyone. So it’s good to check if you and your roommate (if you have one) are comfortable with it.
- Royal Prince Alfred Hospital – http://bitly.com/1Q5cE7X
- The Beauty Bean – http://bit.ly/1GkbD6y
- CHATELAINE – http://bit.ly/1GTgyjB
- Before Its News – http://bit.ly/1erNmps
- The Skin & Cancer Fdn., Australia – http://1.usa.gov/1Br9z0A
- Pet MD – http://bit.ly/1RdAG1