Acne Treatment Tip

The Truth About Natural Acne Treatment – Tea Tree Oil

Are you suffering from acne? If so, there is a good chance that you have tried to treat it. Maybe you have used some over-the-counter acne products but they don’t seem to be working and can be harsh on the skin. So, can a natural acne treatment, like tea tree oil, really work?

Before we can assess if a natural acne remedy can work we need to first know how acne is formed. I won’t go into too much boring detail about this and just cover the basics. Acne is caused by hormonal imbalance which leads to the sebaceous gland in the hair follicle (beneath the skin) overproducing an oily substance known as Sebum.

This sebum or oil gets trapped under the skin pore and creates a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. When more sebum is released into the hair follicle but can’t make it to the surface of the skin, swelling occurs and that is your acne symptom.

So how can an herbal acne treatment like Tea Tree Oil work to clear acne? Tea Tree oil works in 2 ways to treat acne. Firstly, it removes some of this excess oil and kills the harmful bacteria on the skin. Without any excess oil, there will not be any acne symptoms. So in theory, this natural acne cure works. However, few people who rely on just tea tree oil to clear their acne will see excellent results. Here’s why.

The problem with natural acne treatments is that they are rarely as effective as scientific acne remedies. In the case with Tea Tree Oil, it does the same job as Benzoyl peroxide but benzoyl peroxide is way more effective. A natural acne remedy is better for your skin, but if you use a small concentration of benzoyl peroxide, it will not irritate your skin too much. So what is the best acne treatment with all things taken into consideration?

The best acne treatment uses a little of the scientific ingredient and combines this with a natural acne treatment so that it is both kind to your skin and an effective acne remedy.

Source by John Appleby

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