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- Tea tree oil is a natural, essential oil that contains properties which can help you achieve healthy skin
- Know which skin conditions can tea tree oil treat and prevent, and how to use the essential oil for best results
New Delhi: Skincare is extremely important, especially in the winter season, since the harsh, cold and dry winds in the season can strip our skin of its natural moisture. Problems like chapped skin and lips, dryness, acne, redness, etc can be very common during the winters. For some people, skin issues are perennial, and they are always looking for a natural, healthy way to get rid of them.
One such natural way is the tea tree oil, which is found in many skincare products and is recommended for various skin problems. Tea tree oil is also used alone, directly on the skin for various benefits. The skin-friendly oil is known as melaleuca oil in some parts of the world. It is one of the essential oils and has a fresh fragrance. The tea tree oil is mostly clear, and may sometimes have a tinge of yellow.
Why is tea tree oil good for the skin?
According to a study, tea tree oil contains compounds which can help reduce the microbial activity of bacteria and fungi on the skin. Bacteria are the main cause behind skin problems like acne, while fungal infections on the skin can lead to itching, redness, flaky skin, etc. Tea tree oil can help fight both such microbes, and keep your skin healthy.
Another study suggests that tea tree oil can be used as antiseptic and for treatment of small cuts, scrapes, and wounds. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil and the antimicrobial effects can help treat the wounds quickly, without the growth of any germs in or around the wound.
Various studies also suggest that tea tree oil may be extremely effective in treating persistent acne. Not only can it reduce acne that has already broken out, but it can also reduce the severity and frequency of breakouts. Anti-acne gels that contain tea tree oil are one of the most effective OTC treatment for acne.
Tea tree oil may not just be useful and beneficial in cases of these common skin problems, but can also help in the treatment of some serious ones. According to research, the anti-inflammatory compounds present in tea tree oil can improve symptoms of psoriases, an autoimmune condition that causes outbreaks of red, itchy and scale skin. Tea tree oil may also be helpful in the treatment of the Athlete’s foot, a fungal infection that leads to red, flaky skin and blisters. The infection is also contagious and needs to be treated effectively to ensure that it does not spread to other people.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.