Women In Their 30s Need To Incorporate Tea Tree Oil In Their Skin Routine


Ever heard of tea tree oil?

Women in their mid-30s and above need a little more TLC when it comes to their skin. Let’s all face it, we’re not getting any younger. And the better we find products which help us hold on to our youth for as long as possible, the greater shot we have at “aging gracefully.”

If you’re one of the population whose skin sadly doesn’t respond well, or respond at all, to the trendy emergence of witch hazel in every skin care product imaginable, I’m with you on that.

Like, I was so hopeful in picking up that red-topped and rose-strewn bottle (you know the one I’m talking about), but sadly, after nearly a year of hoping it would do something for my oily-combination, acne-plagued skin, it just didn’t cut it.

Dermatologist visits weren’t pleasant for me, because she would recommend a topical application that burned, and a tablet that made my hormones go haywire, so now I think I’m going back to nature.

A word of caution though, I absolutely recommend that you go to a dermatologist since I’m no doctor. But looking up things online from people like me who didn’t get that poreless, glowing look as promised from witch hazel, led me to circle back to tea tree.

Tea tree or melaleuca, and most especially its oil, grows abundantly along the Australian coast, and for centuries has been used as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal remedy.

According to dermatologist Dr. Shauna Schneider on Dermstore,  the anti-biotic and anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil give it “an effectiveness that is close to some of the traditional prescription products that a dermatologist recommends.”

So what does that mean for us with acne?

According to Dermatology Times, cleansers containing tea tree oil fight off pathogens that cause acne, all without throwing off the skin’s ability to heal itself over time. It’s effectivity was also tested benzoyl peroxide, a common acne treatment, and found them to be similarly effected but the tea tree treatment was tolerated better by patients.

It’s also helpful in reducing painful, itchy inflammations on the skin like the kind caused by allergies or insect bites.
It’s also helpful in reducing painful, itchy inflammations on the skin like the kind caused by allergies or insect bites.

Tea Tree oil – Melaleuca is a genus of nearly 300 species of plants in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, commonly known as paperbarks, honey-myrtles or tea trees. Tea tree oil is made from the leaves of the tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tea tree’s primary active ingredients include terpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. It is these compounds that give tea tree its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity. There are actually over 100 different chemical components of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has many benifits for our hair and scalp. It has the ability to soothe dry, flaking scalp and remove dandruff, it helps to unclog hair follicles and also nourish your roots to support healthy hair growth. We use organic tea tree oil in our Dread Balm, Soothing Spray & one of our Shampoo bars. #teatree #teatreeoil #organic #vegan #dreadsforlife #dreadcare #dreadfixationshairproducts #plantmedicine #plantbased #dreadproducts #mountmaunganui #newzealand #dreadfixations #dreads #dreadlocks #waxfree #naturaldreads #dreadbalm

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Also, for those with athlete’s foot or yeast infections, tea tree oil is reputed for its fungal-busting properties when applied topically. For yeast infections, tea tree compounds inhibit the overgrowth of the candida yeast, commonly found in the mouth, intestinal tract, or genitals.

Plus, tea tree even aids in alleviating dry, itchy scalp conditions that cause dandruff. And as if all of these weren’t amazing enough to read, a study in 2006 noted that humans don’t build up a resistance against the efficacy of compounds in the tea tree, compared to taking antibiotics; which over time, you’d need to take higher doses of.

While it takes time to find the products and make proper lifestyle changes to aid in overall skin care, it’s helpful to know that we don’t necessarily have to resort to harsh chemicals in treating our skin problems, don’t you think?


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