If you want a natural but effective remedy for problem skin, tea tree oil and aloe vera gel may be your solution! In fact, we’re going to tell you how to use tea tree oil and aloe vera gel for pimples!

Suffering from pimples, black heads and pesky spots is not an unusual problem, in fact most of us will struggle with our skin at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, finding natural and chemical-free spot treatments isn’t always easy.

Luckily, that’s where these two amazing products come in!

Yes, if you’ve never tried tea tree oil and aloe vera gel as part of your skincare before, you might be in for a surprise. These two plant-based products are filled with properties and vitamins that your skin will love you for, and you can kiss goodbye to pimples!

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So, how do you use tea tree oil and aloe vera gel for pimples? And how exactly does it work?

Well, we’re going to take a look at both of these natural products and tell you how to use tea tree oil and aloe vera gel for pimples!

What is tea tree oil and aloe vera gel?

Tea tree oil and aloe vera gel are plant-based substances famously used as alternative medicines and natural beauty products.

But before we look at how to use tea tree oil and aloe vera gel for pimples, let’s take a look at them both and learn a bit more about these natural medicines!

Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera gel is 100% natural and is used as a beauty product to moisturise and brighten skin. In fact, it might even to help prevent wrinkles!

But how is it made?

Aloe vera plant leaf close up

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Aloe vera gel is produced in the leaves of the aloe vera plant, a succulent that originates in the Arabian Peninsula.

The aloe vera plant has short thick green leaves, designed to store as much water as possible to help it survive the hot, dry environments in which it grows.  As the plant stores the water, it becomes a thick, sticky clear gel that lines the inside of the leaves.

For centuries, this gel has been pressed out of plants and used as an alternative medicine to treat wounds, soothe sunburn, lower blood sugar levels and of course, for skincare!

So, what makes aloe vera gel so effective at treating pimples?

Well, there are over 400 species of aloe vera plant, and each contains different nutrients and vitamins. However, the most commonly used aloe vera plant for topical medicine such as acne, is aloe barbadensis miller.

This particular species is high in anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, all perfect for targeting pimples!

In particular, anti-inflammatories help reduce redness and swelling around acne and pimples. Additionally, the aloe gel helps moisturise skin without causing oiliness or build up in the sebaceous glands.

Tea tree oil

You have probably come across tea tree oil before and may be familiar with its strong and natural scent!

But how is it made?

Well, tea tree oil comes from the distillation of leaves from the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia plant. The oil produces a potent smell and is extremely strong and concentrated. Tea tree oil has been used for centuries by Aboriginal Australians as an alternative medicine but has grown in popularity across the world in recent years.

Australian tea tree plant

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In fact, tea tree oil has a whole range of benefits, and is now used to treat head lice, athlete’s foot, dermatitis and of course, acne!

So, what makes tea tree oil an effective pimple treatment?

Good question! Tea tree oil contains antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties – which come directly off of the plant during the distillation process – amazing!

Much like aloe-vera gel, if the oil is applied to the skin these properties can contribute to prevent bacterial build up and inflammation, a main cause of pimples and spots. In addition to that, the antibacterial properties help heal broken skin that may be caused from picking and squeezing – a known cause of acne scars and blemishes!

But how can you use these natural products to prevent pimples?

How to use tea tree oil and aloe vera gel for pimples

How you choose to apply tea tree oil and aloe vera gel for pimples depends on what suits your skincare routine.

Both of these natural pimple remedies are effective through topical application and are generally more effective the longer they are left on your skin.

So, let’s take a look at the best methods for using aloe vera gel and tea tree oil to treat and prevent pimples!

Tea tree oil and aloe vera gel spot treatment

This method is great if you prefer a direct treatment for spots and pimples.

You will need:

  • 100% aloe vera gel
  • Tea tree oil
  • Small resealable container or jar
  1. To make the spot treatment, add 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil to a small container and dilute with 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel.
  2. Mix together well.
  3. Wash your face with your normal cleanser and pat dry gently.
  4. Apply the spot treatment directly to any problem areas using a cotton bud or a clean finger.
  5. Apply up to twice a day as required.

Use of this spot treatment should help to leave you with clear, fresh skin in no time!

It is worth noting that tea tree oil can be drying on the skin if applied too frequently but will dry up problem pimples if used correctly.

Tea tree oil and aloe vera gel face wash

Woman with natural skin

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A Tea tree oil and aloe vera gel face wash is a great solution to keep pimples and spots at bay!

If you suffer from dry skin, this face wash should only be used a couple of times a week. Tea tree oil can be drying on the skin if used too frequently.

You will need:

  • 100% aloe vera gel
  • 3 drops of tea tree oil
  • Small bowl of warm water
  1. Add 3 drops of tea tree oil and 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel to the bowl of warm water.
  2. Mix the solution well.
  3. Use the solution to cleanse your face gently.
  4. Rinse your face well, making sure you remove the tea tree oil – it can be drying to the skin if left on.
  5. Moisturise as normal.
  6. Enjoy clear and pimple-free skin!

Tea tree oil and aloe vera gel make a great team when it comes to preventing and treating pimples, and as a natural and alternative skincare routine it is easy and affordable!

Have you tried aloe vera gel or tea tree oil in your skincare routine yet? Tell us in the comments below!

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