Benefits of tree tea oil for your skin and hair
First Published Dec 24, 2020, 2:55 PM IST
There are many ways in which tea tree oil can help your skin as well as hair.
Tea tree oil is quite a strong essential oil and it is best used with a carrier oil like coconut oil. It is also a popular ingredient used in toners, creams, face masks and body washes that are meant for acne-prone skin.
Tea tree oil has the ability to neutralize acne-causing bacteria and also heal the scars in the area. This oil can also be of great help for dandruff and oily scalp issues. There are many other ways in which tea tree oil can help your skin as well as hair. Some of which are listed below:
Spot treatment: Mix tea tree oil with rosehip oil and add a little bit of turmeric to the mix. Rosehip oil's vitamin E will help in improving skin elasticity, turmeric lowers the stress responses to the wound and tea tree oil will improve the healing of the wounds by reducing inflammation.
Anti-acne mask: For this mask, you need to add 2 drops of tea tree oil with honey as the combination will visibly minimize the redness and inflammation that is caused by acne on the skin. You can continue to practice this step as a skincare routine until you start to see a difference in your acne-prone skin.
Purifying scalp oil: You can mix some tea tree oil with apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Tea tree oil has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that help in relieving a dry and itchy scalp. Apple cider vinegar, on the other hand, is one of the best ingredients to do away with dandruff issues. Massage it well into your scalp and rinse thoroughly with water.
Growth-inducing hair mask: Just a few drops of tea tree oil and castor oil will do the trick. Warm the mixture and apply it all over your scalp and on the lengths of your hair. Tea tree oil will improve blood circulation and castor oil will provide moisture to your hair strands, improve softness and elasticity as well.
Oil-reducing scrub: You need coconut oil, a few drops of tea tree oil, and a little bit for sugar to make this mixture. Apply it on your skin and give a gentle massage. Wash it off with warm water once you are done. Sugar granules will help in exfoliation and in getting rid of dead skin cells while tea tree oil will reduce the production of sebum.