Beauty Secret: Tea Tree Oil, nature’s toner.
Tea tree oil, or Melaleuca alternifolia, is a natural antibacterial. This means, it combats germs and dead skin cells like an antiseptic. For oily, problem, or acne-prone skin this is a miracle worker because it all starts with bacteria— remove the source and you begin the healing process.
The aromatherapy scent mixed with the squeaky-cleanness you feel, is addicting. Before you try the entire face experience, test a small patch of skin in case of a reaction. If you’re in the clear, look forward to a fresher, cleaner, bacteria-free face.
How I use it: add a few drops to a damp cotton pad (do not use undiluted or it will sting) and wipe in a downward motion over the entire face. After doing this routine about three times a week, I saw immediate results of less blemishes & blackheads, and soon— clearer skin. After years of trying Proactiv and other topical acne “solutions” I was looking for an alternative that didn’t stain my towels and cost $50 a month.
When I use it: in the morning when I’m feeling oily, at night after washing my face to remove leftover makeup, or on a a problem blemish with a wet cotton swab to remove surface bacteria.
Where to find it: you can buy it online here, or look for it at a natural food/ vitamin store.