Australian Tea Tree Oil:
The Faster Way to Get Rid of Acne
By Tanya, age 14, Alabama
Editor's Note: The views of the author are her own. Sweet Designs Magazine neither recommends nor advises against this or other acne treatments, as we have no expertise to properly evaluate them. If you have any questions, we recommend that you consult with your doctor or dermatologist.
Acne can be such a killer, especially when it comes to attending dances or parties. It could make you the talk of the night for not-so-good reasons. The things girls do to get rid of those little tiny spots! If you have acne or know someone who does, you know exactly what I'm talking about. But after three years of experimenting with expensive acne blemish removers and acne removal kits, I've finally found a way to control my acne!
The solution is Tea Tree Oil in its purest form. There are a lot of companies that include tea tree oil essence in their acne removal products but they add a lot of chemicals in that product as well that totally overcome the power of the tea tree oil. Tea Tree Oil is found in the Australian tea tree that is diluted from the harvested foliage. During World War II, this oil was distributed to soldiers to stop inflammation of the skin and to stop the spreading and growth of bacteria.
Tea Tree Oil is very useful and it does eliminate much of the oil and acne found on the skin. However, on some skin types, the oil may cause temporary dryness or other reactions. Doctors recommend applying Tea Tree Oil every night or every other night, depending on your acne growth, and to cleanse the face thoroughly in the mornings.
Tea Tree Oil has a sharp medicinal smell and causes a stinging sensation when applied. Try to find a "beginners" tea tree oil brand to use because you don't want to cause a reaction. Ask your doctor about Tea Tree Oil, and if he or she recommends it, go buy it at Walgreens or Wal-Mart. About ten fluid ounces of it will be sold for about $8.00.
It's a great buy and it brings quick results in about a week. Tea Tree Oil is great!