5 Benefits Of Adding Tea Tree Oil Into Your Beauty Routine

Posted by in Hair, Skin Care, Body, Hands & Feet

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Tea Tree Oil has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years treating everything from skin conditions and athlete's foot to chickenpox and insect bites. The oil is derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree, native to Australia. Nowadays Tea Tree Oil can be found in many skincare and beauty products due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antiviral properties, to name a few.

So, to celebrate Tea Tree Oil and all it does for us, we’ve put together a list of our favourite Tea Tree Oil products that help treat a multiple of different concerns.

Itchy Scalp

Tea Tree Oil is one of the best things to use when you’re suffering from an itchy scalp.The oil helps to reduce the amount of blockages and dead skin that are built up on the surface of the scalp, therefore reducing the itchiness. It’s also great for getting rid of dandruff too! We really like Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Special Shampoo because of its invigorating cleansing properties. It also contains peppermint and lavender to help cool, soothe and refresh irritated skin.

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Paul Mitchell, Tea Tree Special Shampoo, £17.25

Acne

One of Tea Tree Oil’s most well known uses is to treat acne due to its antibacterial properties. It helps to control oil production and balance sebum levels, resulting in a brighter and healthier looking complexion. Apply a small amount of Aromatica’s Tea Tree Green Oil to the affected areas twice a day after cleansing and you’ll see a big difference after a couple of weeks. The lightweight oil replenishes moisture levels in the skin and soothes any sensitivity caused by the acne.

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Aromatica, Tea Tree Green Oil, £20.25

Sunburn

Summer is in full swing and I’m sure some of you (myself included) may have spent a little too long in the sun, resulting in a painful and annoying sunburn. Well never fear, Tea Tree Oil is here! Tea Tree Oil works to reduce the amount of blistering and peeling your skin goes through, as well as being a slight pain reliever. Try Australian Bodycare’s After Sun Lotion Made With Tea Tree Oil the next time you go a bit OTT in the sun. Fragranced with coconut, this summery lotion reduces redness and helps to increase melanin production to support the skin's own UV protection.

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Australian Bodycare, After Sun Lotion Made With Tea Tree Oil, £4.99

Cracked Feet

Another great use for Tea Tree Oil is relieving the symptoms of cracked skin on feet. The moisturising properties help to repair the damaged skin and keep feet feeling softer and smoother for longer. Tea Tree Oil is also great for neutralising foot odors! If you struggle with very dry skin on your feet you should try Balm Balm’s 100% Organic Foot Balm Tea Tree. Tea Tree is mixed with Shea Butter and Beeswax to create a soft balm formula that’s perfect for soothing and moisturising dry and cracked feet. It’s also worth mentioning that you can use this balm on other parts of your body that are feeling a little dry.

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Balm Balm, 100% Organic Foot Balm Tea Tree, £12.50

Dry Cuticles

Dry and ragged cuticles ruin a nail look, no matter how cute the design. So to avoid this try applying Tea Tree Oil to resolve the dryness. Leighton Denny’s Time Repair Anti Ageing Miracle Oil is great for nourishing and hydrating the skin around your nails. The fast-absorbing oil also contains Vitamin A and Rosehip Oil to reduce the signs of lines and wrinkles on your hands while delivering long-lasting hydration without leaving you with a greasy residue.

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Leighton Denny, Time Repair Anti Ageing Miracle Oil, £12.00

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