My cousin (who loves all things organic and natural) introduced me to tea tree oil when I was in middle school. I started getting zits and blackheads when I was in 6th grade. She suggested that I use this Chinese herbal serum infused with tea tree oil. The serum smelled gross to my Middle School self. It smelled like the gross herbal supplements my mom always made me drink because “it’s good for me.” I still wonder how something that tastes that bitter can actually be good for me because all I want to do is gag while I chug the hot herbal tea.
But that’s not what we’re here to discuss. Let me give you 5 good reasons to why YOU should add tea tree oil to your daily routine.
1. It calms and soothes your skin.
Let’s be real. We put a whole lot of crap on to our skin (like makeup) and sometimes even food gets on there or that drop of toothpaste that drips out of your mouth as you brush your teeth. Or when you go outside for long periods of time that much sun can damage your skin and expose it to all the pollution that is floating in the air. All of that can irritate your skin on a daily basis. So, why not treat your skin with care and pamper it a little.
Tea tree calms your skin much like green tea. It also cools your skin, reducing any type of redness on your face. Once the tea tree oil is absorbed, your skin feels instantly smoother and softer. Your skin will look like its glowing from within! And who wouldn’t want that?
2. It reduces acne.
Everybody has experienced the dreaded zit on their face. We all know that it’s not pleasant. That little red dot is sore and painful and makes us feel like EVERYONE we meet is ONLY looking at the zit and not us. Regular use of tea tree oil can help fight and prevent acne. The anti-bacterial properties in tea tree oil kills acne-causing bacteria, leaving your pores clean and your skin blemish-free.
3. It gently exfoliates your skin.
Exfoliating can be painful sometimes with those rough grains and micro-beads, irritating your skin even more. But tea tree oil, naturally exfoliates the skin without any beads or sugar. Tea tree oil gently removes dead skin as you massage the oil or serum on to your face. This gently process is great for people with sensitive skin!
Some of my favorite tea tree oil products are:
Tony Moly “I’m Real” Tea Tree Soothing Sheet Mask: CLICK TO BUY!
The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Cream (Honestly, that whole line looks amazing!): CLICK TO BUY!
Leaders Insolution Tea Tree Relaxing Skin Renewal Sheet Mask: CLICK TO BUY!