How Does Tea Tree Oil Tackle Dry Skin & Oily Skin?
What is tea tree oil?
Tea tree oil is an essential oil, that you’ll be happy to hear, works as a cheaper and often more effective alternative to more time consuming and expensive conventional skin care treatments!
Tea tree is all natural: it comes from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree found mainly in Australia. What’s more, it boasts a clientele that goes all the way back to the Aborigines who used the oil as a traditional medicine for centuries. They would crush the tea tree leaves and extract the oil. By inhaling the oil coughs and colds could be treated and by applying the oil to the skin any wounds would heal.
Nowadays, looking at tea tree oil with a scientific lens we are able to understand how the oil is even more beneficial to us. The oil contains a number of compounds such as terpinen-4-ol which are known to destroy certain bacteria, viruses and fungi. Such compounds are also able to boost the activity of white blood cells that work more effectively in fighting any germs or other foreign invaders to the body.
What are the skincare benefits?
Today, tea tree oil has built up quite the reputation in the skin care industry. And rightly so! The oil promotes healthy skin by soothing and healing a wide range of skin issues.
The oil has shown to be particularly effective when mixed with moisturizer to tackle dry skin. It quickly reduces itches or irritations due to its anti-inflammatory products. Furthermore, the oil also works to help heal any redness, swelling or infections that might have been caused by itchy or irritated skin. For example, tea tree oil has been shown to work wonders to treat the symptoms and marks left by skin conditions such as psoriasis. By regularly applying tea tree oil, any dry skin issues will soon be a thing of the past!
On the reverse, tea tree oil is also highly effective at combatting any issues caused by oily skin. This is due to the antiseptic properties contained in the oil which help reduce the oiliness in the skin. Because of this, tea tree oil is often effectively used to overcome acne. It is able to calm the redness, swelling and inflammation of spots. For best use in these circumstances, experts recommend you mix a few drops of the oil into your toner and regularly use this throughout the day. You can even combine tea tree oil with bentonite clay to make a face mask. Plus, you can rest assure that you are using a completely natural oil to target your oily blemishes rather than having to prescribe to any chemical treatments!
Alongside combatting dry and oily skin, tea tree oil also works to heal infections, cuts and wounds. By applying the oil in an ointment cream to any of grazed areas of the skin you will disinfect the area and drastically reduce the amount of time your body will take to heal. This is why tea tree oil is often found in antiseptics applied to cuts and scrapes.
A protector against dry and oily skin problems and a healer to any wounds – you can surely see why tea tree oil deserves a spot in your bathroom cupboard!
What are the other uses of tea tree oil?
Tea tree oil is the gift that keeps on giving. The oil can also be applied for a whole host of other uses, ranging from a sanitizer to a cleaner and even a mould banisher!
We have already seen how effective tea tree oil is at disinfecting any open wounds in the skin. Unsurprisingly, the oil’s disinfectant abilities have made it a popular ingredient in hand sanitizers. It works to destroy any bad bacteria or viruses that your hands might have been exposed to outside. But tea tree oil isn’t just effective against bacteria and viruses. It is also able to combat nail fungus – which although not dangerous like bacteria or viruses can be unsightly and leave you feeling insecure.
But the disinfectant powers of tea tree oil are not just limited to your hands and feet! Tea tree oil also makes a great all-purpose cleaner that will sanitize your surfaces without leaving any harmful chemicals you wouldn’t want your loved ones coming into contact with! Tea tree oil has even been applied to fruit and vegetables to banish any mould that might flourish in warm and moist climates. Who knew a natural oil could be just as effective in the kitchen as in your skincare?
When it comes to your beauty regime, you will be reaching for your tea tree oil for a lot more than your skin! The antibacterial properties in tea tree oil make it an effective and natural deodorant that will stop bacteria from combining with your sweat glands to produce an odour. And as well as keeping your armpits fresh, tea tree oil can be used as a chemical free mouthwash to keep your breath fresh as well! The oil will fight any germs in your mouth that might otherwise leave you vulnerable to bad breath or, at worst, tooth decay.
What are the types of tea tree oil?
As you can see, tea tree oil is used in a wide range of products, therefore there is no one type of oil to purchase.
Where possible we would recommend purchasing organic tea tree oil from a respectable brand to ensure it is completely natural.
If you are looking to purchase a product that contains tea tree oil, try to limit your selection to products that contain a 10- to 40-percent concentration of terpinen, which is the main antiseptic component of tea tree oil.
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Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
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