Homemade Acne Moisturiser
Is your skin prone to acne? Are you looking for a natural solution to keep your acne at bay with minimal effort? Try this homemade tea tree oil acne moisturiser!
What is it? Homemade anti-acne moisturiser
Who can use it? Oily to normal skin prone to acne
Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate mildly sensitive skin, however, do not use if your skin is red, irritated, burning or itching.
Goodies: Aloe vera and tea tree oil
What will you need?
This tea tree oil acne moisturiser has two components base and active ingredients. I choose aloe vera as a base because it is non-comedogenic and help in reducing acne. It also provides balanced moisturisation to oily skin and has added benefits of anti-ageing, skin lightening and acne reduction.
I use tea tree oil essential oil as an active ingredient because it has studies to back up its action in acne. Few studies compare its efficacy to well-known acne medication, benzoyl peroxide. So, let us get started with this super easy recipe!
How to make it?
In an amber-coloured airtight container mix the following ingredients:
|Aloe vera||15 ml||Best Pure aloe vera gel|
|Tea tree oil||6 to 12 drops for the face
18 to 24 drops for the body
I have personally used a much higher concentration of tea tree oil, and the dilution varies with the potency of tea tree oil. You can begin by adding 6 drops for every 15 ml and increase gradually to a maximum of 12 drops or even higher, provided it does not cause irritation, redness or burning. Contrary to the face, the skin of your body can tolerate much higher concentrations, so you can experiment with 24 drops for every 15 ml of aloe vera gel.
How to use it?
- Wash your face with the homemade cleanser for oily skin.
- Pat dry
- Take 2-3 drops of the gel to your palm and apply small dots on the various parts of your face.
- Now spread the dots and massage them into your face.
What are the side effects?
This anti-acne moisturiser is mild and tolerated very well, except for those who have sensitive skin. Please do a patch test before first use and discontinue if you experience any redness, irritation or rash.
How to store?
I preferably use aloe vera gel available in the market that already has preservatives to improve shelf life and easy storage without a refrigerator. Therefore, this homemade anti-acne moisturiser can be easily stored for 30 days or even longer. Just ensure that water does not get into it, or else it might go stale.
What to expect?
This anti-acne moisturiser might help prevent new acne lesions and heal small pimples. However, it is not a substitute for the treatment. If you have a few red pimples or pus-filled pimples, then you can put this homemade anti-acne spot treatment on them. In more severe cases and non-responding cases, a dermatologist visit is highly recommended.