Known as the largest organ of the body, the skin functions as our first layer of protection. In addition, it also functions as a thermo-regulator and an identifier of painful stimuli. No one therefore can deny the fact that the skin plays a major role in protecting our body. But aside from protection, the skin can also be the nicest ornament we can have on our body. Who wouldn’t want to have healthy, plump, youthful, glowing skin?
For many years, essential oils played a big part in making beautiful skin possible. Cleopatra even bathed herself with luscious concoctions of oil taken from flowers and herbs. Oils taken from nature do not only help nurture the skin, they also leave a visible sheen which catches the light and makes head turn ;).
One essential oil used since the olden days to provide a healthful and glowing skin that is free from diseases is an essential oil taken from a myrtle shrub, commonly called tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil, with its antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti- infectious properties help keep skin free from the infiltration of harmful pathogens. And because of its regenerative and stimulating effects, tea tree oil is also beneficial in keeping a glowing and youthful skin.
Tea tree oil offers nice benefits the following skin imperfections:
3 Ways To Use Tea Tree Oil For Skin
There are many ways you can use tea tree oil to benefit the skin. Here are some of the most effective methods tea tree oil can be used to beautify your skin:
- Apply directly to your skin: for cuts, sores and other skin irritations, place 1-2 drops of tea tree essential oil into affected part. Don’t make a habit of using it neat though as you can become sensitive and risk of not being able to use it anymore.
- Healing bath: For a relaxing bath, add 6 drops of tea tree essential oil to a handful of Epsom salt to your bathwater. The oil does not only moisturize the skin, it also gives off a wonderful aroma that is very soothing to the senses.
- Face mask: combine 3 drops of tea tree oil, 1 teaspoon jojoba oil, ½ finely chopped tomato until a smooth paste is achieved. Apply on your face and leave for 10 minutes. Wash off thoroughly. this is great for acne prone skin.