Tea Tree Oil and Skin Health

 I have oily skin, and I love it. Oily skin is perfect to keep the skin plump and  glossy as I get older – oily skin is truly the secret to healthy skin as you age (for men and women). One very important product I love using to maintain my skin health, gloss and texture is pure Australian tea tree oil. Tea Tree Oil has been  a very popular product in modern beauty trends – and you can reap it’s benefits if you know how to purchase it properly without wasting your money. 

How To Choose Tea Tree Oil:

Make sure that your product meets the below criterion:

  • Determine the percentage of Terpinen 4 OL. It’s the primary antiseptic agent. A higher percentage translates to stronger antiseptic properties. Ensure that the percentage is labeled on the product. However, some individuals may be sensitive to high concentrations;
  • Ensure that the bottle comes packaged in a dark brown glass bottle. Terpinen 4 OL can oxidize when exposed to light. As such, it’ll become useless. Exposure to light will elevate the levels of para-cymene. That’s known as a skin irritant. As such, you should make use of products which have low para-cymene levels;
  • Some tea tree oils come mixed with various other essential oils. Such include peppermint and eucalyptus oils. The diluted mixtures may affect how well a product works; and
  • It’s dependent on your personal preferences whether to purchase a product that’s Certified Organic. Organic products tend to offer higher terpinen 4 OL concentrations and levels of purity.

On the market, you’ll find numerous different tea tree oils to choose from. Selecting the right one will make a difference in the response and effectiveness which you seek. All tea tree oils feature the active ingredient: terpinen 4 OL. The concentration of this primary ingredient and the method used to produce the final product are important factors to consider.

Basic Details:

Tree oil is derived from the fresh leaves and terminal branches of a single plant species, Melaleuca alternifolia, mainly growing in Australia. Tea tree oil or melaleuca is produced by steam distillation of the leaves and terminal branches of a native Australian tree known as Melaleuca alternifolia. It contains mono- and sesquiterpenoid small molecules, among which over are well characterized.

Personal Routine:

Tea tree oil is my daily day time face product. No matter where I go or what I do, I have tea tree oil on my face. My morning routine is pretty simple, face wash with water and apply tea tree oil. Since at night, I wash my face with soap, apply moisturiser and sleep my skin produces more of it’s natural oils to condition my skin. This is the main reason why I don’t wash my face with soap in the morning.  A few splashes of water then I rub in tea tree oil. Using too much soap on the face strips way the oil, and dries out the skin but that isn’t the worst thing. Too much soaps change the pH balance of the skin. This causes the sebum glands to produce more oil to balance everything out – and all the problem starts. So to prevent this deadly annoying cycle I don’t over use soap products on my skin. 

This have been my daily routine for over a year now, and I love it and recommend to you too !

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2 thoughts on “Tea Tree Oil and Skin Health

  1. Interesting article! I wasn’t aware that tea tree oil has so many benefits for skin and health. I love the info provided by you. Thanks and keep sharing.

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    1. Hi Amanda ! thank you for coming by and keep in touch !

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