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Period-related Acne? Use Tea Tree Oil!

Oh, no. It’s that time of the month again. Your period has just arrived and once again, you prepare yourself for the dreaded side effects: medicine for the cramps? Check. Tea to help diminish discomfort? Got it. Lhamo minty pads to relieve some of the itching and odor? Already in your bag. But then, there’s the other symptom that we struggle to get rid of: period acne. You know what it’s like: you wake up with a spot or two on your chin and jawline, and once again, you fight the urge to pick at it. You know it’s going to make a small spot large, red, and irritated, but it’s so tempting! Not to worry – we have a solution for you: Tea tree oil!

 

What Is Tea Tree Oil?

Tea tree oil is a very popular essential oil that has been used for centuries to kill off bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The compounds it contains have been shown to help boost your immune system by increasing the activity of the body’s white blood cells. Importantly for us, many studies have shown that tea tree oil is exceptionally helpful at treating acne. By killing off the bacteria that worsens acne, it diminishes the appearance of acne on your face. It’s easy to use as well. You can either purchase a product that contains tea tree oil and apply it to the affected areas, or you can use one part of tea tree oil mixed in with nine parts of water and then apply it using a Q-tip directly to the pimple(s).

 

Try it out the next time you see an acne flare-up on the horizon. It’s affordable, easily found in most supermarkets and natural drug stores, and it may just give you the final preparation stage needed before your period starts!

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