May 03, There’s no evidence to support using tea tree oil on existing scars, whether they’re acne scars, keloids, or hypertrophic scars. In addition, scars are hard to remove, even with professional Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Aug 14, A study found combining aloe vera, propolis, and tea tree oil can also improve acne. Overall, the research says tea tree oil might help improve acne, but it’s not a cure-all.
Both aloe vera and tea tree oil are rich in antioxidants and have astringent properties that effectively keep your skin free from acne and scars. Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help to relieve redness, pain, and swelling associated with acne. Tea tree oil is defined by international standard ISO("Oil of Melaleuca, Terpinenol type"), which specifies levels of 15 components, which are needed to define the oil as"tea tree oil." Among over 98 compounds contained in the oil, terpinenol is responsible for most of the antimicrobial activity.
Tea tree oil is great! Along with lavender oil, I use it"neat" on my acne areas (just a drop or so) to help calm redness down and kill bacteria.
It seems to keep some acne at bay and DEFINITELY shrinks acne that I've popped. (I know, bad habit.).