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How Do I Use Tea Tree Oil for Scars?

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Tea tree oil can be used to reduce acne scars.
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The use of tea tree oil for scars is relatively popular in the world of health and beauty. The leaves of an Australian tree provide the oil that can be used to slowly treat scars on human skin and can also be used in a face mask. It is important that the oil be diluted before use. As the oil is very strong, only a small amount should be used, and it must never be ingested.

The Melaleuca alternafolia tree in Australia produces the leaves from which tea tree oil is derived. The use of tea tree oil for treating scars is popular because the oil is known for being anti-bacterial. This oil has the ability to gradually remove scars, including acne and surgical scars, making them much less apparent.

One of the best ways to use tea tree oil for scars is to use soap made from the oil twice daily. You should always use warm water with the oil and gently dry the scarred area. Correct usage of the oil can help to reduce acne scarring as well as to treat existing skin problems.

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When using tea tree oil on scars, remember that it is extremely potent and must be diluted. Never use the oil without diluting it first, and avoid drinking the oil at all costs. Create a mix of tea tree oil and warm water that is 25% oil and 75% water at minimum. If this feels too strong, you can dilute the oil further with more water. If you have sensitive skin, you may be better served by replacing the water with aloe vera for a more pleasant sensation.

You can use tea tree oil for scars in a number of different ways. For example, you may elect to create a facial mask using the oil and some clay. After applying the mixture to your face, it is best to leave it on for at least 30 minutes before washing it off.

Although using tea tree oil produces few or no side effects, it is important to know more about the product before using it. As the oil is extremely strong, you should always apply a small amount initially as a trial. There is always the possibility that your skin will react badly to the oil. By using a small amount, you are minimizing whatever side effects may appear.

Bear in mind that your skin will sting a little after the first dose of tea tree oil, but this is natural as it is just the oil beginning the process of killing bacteria. It is wise to stop using tea tree oil for scars if you still feel the stinging after several applications.

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