For the longest time, I’ve struggled with acne. I remember even in third grade, under my bottom lip and my entire nose was speckled with blackheads. After I turned 14, I was diagnosed with P.C.O.S (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome). It has always been extremely frustrating for me when I tried out acne-products. Because of my P.C.O.S, I have EXTREMELY oily skin. I eat right, drink plenty of water, wash my face regularly, and exercise; I do everything right and yet I still struggled! It seemed like every two weeks, I would have cystic acne pop up around my chin area and it would hang out on my face for more than a few days. I almost never had clear skin and it was something that was embarrassing for me.
A few weeks ago, I was on Pinterest and I came across a Pin about Tea Tree Oil. After spending years among years looking for acne solutions, I figured that adding another product to my list of have done’s would do no harm.
I went to my local Walmart and picked up a bottle of Tea Tree Oil in the wellness section. While I can’t remember the exact price to the cent, I can tell you that I paid around $6 for a bottle.
Now, I must say, that if you have NEVER used Tea Tree Oil before, please dilute it first before applying it to your face. 1/3 water to 2/3 of the oil.
After I finished washing my face and applying my toner, I applied the Tea Tree Oil. I dabbed a bit on my fingers and wiped it all around my face. After I finished applying, I did feel a slight stinging sensation. It was nothing unbearable or even uncomfortable, but it was a noticeable sensation.
Once I woke up the next morning, I had already seen results. The swelling in one of my cystic spots had reduced SIGNIFICANTLY and a lot of angry spots around my face had reduced in redness. By the second
By the second day I applied the oil, it almost looked like my skin had completely cleared up! While I can say that it did nothing for my blackheads (at least not yet), I am most definitely impressed with how much it’s done for my skin in TWO DAYS. There was almost no redness in the sporadic angry spots around my face and the cystic pimple that I had was gone!
Here are the pros and some of the cons that I found while using Tea Tree Oil:
- Works well on acne-prone, oily skin
- Readily available
- Easy to find
- Is completely natural, so you don’t have to worry about harsh or toxic chemicals
- Leaves my face feeling greasy after I apply it. While I understand that this is an oil, it makes me feel like I didn’t wash my face after I apply it.
- It smells! I personally don’t like the smell of it AT ALL, as it smells very musty to me (like an old, damp basement). However, I put up with the smell because it does such wonders for my face!