You are probably already somewhat familiar with Tea Tree Oil. It’s a popular ingredient in many cosmetics due to its antibacterial, antiseptic or antifungal qualities. The oil is extracted from the Melaleuca Alternifolia plant native to Australia. As an acne-fighter, tea trea oil is quite effective. Here’s why…

Acne typically occurs when pores become blocked with oil, dead skin and bacteria. The bacteria buildup leads to inflammation, which in turn produces bumps on the skin. As the bacteria multiplies, it quickly spreads to surrounding areas causing breakouts. Tea trea oil can penetrate deep into the dermis, killing the bacteria, unclogging the pores and clearing up the breakout.

This doesn’t mean you should put pure tea trea oil directly on your skin though. Pure undiluted tea tree oil or even overusing diluted oil can dry out your skin causing overproduction of sebum and further breakouts. It’s important to pay attention to do swatch tests and pay attention to how your skin is reacting to the oil.

Melariche has curated many top rated products that harnass the power of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in tea tree oil specifically to treat acne.

PHB Ethical Beauty Balancing Face Mask with Tea Tree & Petitgrain

PHB Ethical Beauty Balancing Facial Tonic with Tea Tree

AKOMA Black Soap Enriched with Moringa, Neem and Tea Tree

Biolissime SOS Perfect Complexion Serum

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– The Melariche Team