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Tea Tree Oil Skin Care Tips

Proper skin care has become a huge issue for the majority of women as well as men. Daily skin care routines include the use of anti-aging creams, facial washes, exfoliating applications, toners, moisturizers, wrinkle creams, pimple remedies and hydrating masks. The focus is on the treatment of oily skin, dry skin, cysts, pimples and the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles in order to promote youthful and healthy appearances.
Natural skin care products are becoming the treatment methods of choice instead of off the shelf or over the counter treatments and products - the reason is that chemicals are used in man made products to achieve the results that natural products achieve with ease.

A notable natural product which is very versatile is Tea Tree oil and can be used for a number of ailments and conditions. Tea tree oil works very well with the majority of skin types.

The Australian Aborigines have used tea tree oil from time immemorial to treat painful arthritis, heal wounds and for skin care and history claims the oil originates from a mythical fountain of youth. Aborigines used water from pools, which had trees growing next to them - leaves fell into the water, subsequently giving it healing powers for relief of ailments (derived from tea tree oil in the leaves).

Modern day health products containing tea tree oil are used to lessen skin infections, absorb oil, reduce skin blemishes and refine skin tone. The active ingredient is Terpinen-4-ol which has powerful antimicrobial properties.

As a treatment against head lice, tea tree oil is safer than the usual medications that contain harmful chemicals which the lice develop a resistance to. Tea tree oil has antifungal properties, is a natural insecticide and is ideal for treating nail fungus and ringworm without side effects.

Many acne types are caused by bacteria and tea tree oil is a most effective treatment method for this condition. Although various specialty skin care and health food products contain tea tree oil, it is cheaper to buy the tea tree oil for use at home as and when it is required.

Tea tree oil is extremely gentle on the skin and prevents infections, clears clogging of the pores and can reduce scarring that commonly occurs with acne. It can also be used to soothe sunburn and help stop the skin from peeling. Swelling and peeling from sunburn could lead fever or nausea and other complications.

Tea tree oil is great for removing ticks. It seems to suffocate the insects while softening the surrounding skin, thus making easy removal possible without poison being squeezed back into the person's body.  
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