With people living busier lives, stress has its way of showing itself. Some people can deal with it gracefully, but others, not so much. For most people, acne is a ‘teenage thing’ that goes away when our hormones straighten out after adolescence. Stress and other external pressures, such as diet, can cause hormones to come out of balance. Thus, causing even ‘grown-ups’ to get acne!
I’ve never been able to stay in a strict cleansing routine, especially when it comes to different products like proactive, and other products that you have to apply 3 different solutions daily in order to see results. Like most people, if it doesn’t work quickly, I don’t want it! Then I found tea tree oil A.K.A. Melaleuca (Alternifolia) essential oil.
Tea tree oil is a powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used on fungal infections (candida and ring worm), insect bites and stings, acne, laceration infections, bruises, warts, canker sores, burns, eczema, staph infection and MRSA, heat rashes, yeast infections, sinus and lung infections, water retention and hypertension, and periodontal diseases. The list seriously does not end…
Tea tree oil is derived from the melaleuca tree, which is native to Australia. It is all natural, and has be used in cosmetics and shampoos throughout the centuries because of its beneficial properties. To extend the benefits of the antiviral side of the oil it can be used against the herpes virus (cold sores), chicken pox, shingles blisters, and more!
*Tea tree oil can irritate the skin and should be properly diluted for those who are more sensitive. It can also be toxic if ingested. For this reason it is good to find a high quality oil (such as Young Living brand) and dilute it properly.
This oil should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet!