How To Apply Tea Tree Oil On Face
Tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it a great ingredient to add to your skincare routine. Applying tea tree oil on your face can help reduce infection and inflammation, while encouraging healing and preventing further skin damage.
What You’ll Need
- Tea tree oil
- Carrier oil (e.g. almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil)
- Cotton Pad/Q-tip
Step 1: Diluting The Tea Tree Oil
It’s important to first dilute tea tree oil before using it on your face. Tea tree oil is naturally very potent and can be irritating if used directly on skin. You can mix the tea tree oil with a carrier oil, such as almond oil, jojoba oil or coconut oil, to dilute it and reduce the risk of irritation. A good ratio is 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil.
Step 2: Applying the Tea Tree Oil
Once you’ve mixed the tea tree oil and carrier oil, you can apply it to your face. Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser and warm water. Pat dry and then apply the oil mixture to your face using a cotton pad or q-tip. Be sure to cover the entire face, avoiding the eye area. Leave the oil on your face for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Step 3: Final Steps
After rinsing off the oil mixture, finish your skincare routine by applying a moisturizer to help lock in hydration. Doing this regularly can help improve your skin and prevent further irritation or infection.
Applying tea tree oil on your face can help reduce infection and inflammation, while encouraging healing and preventing further skin damage. It’s important to remember to dilute the tea tree oil with a carrier oil, given its potency. Following these steps will help ensure you get the best results from using tea tree oil on your face.