Tea tree oil (Melaleuca ) has powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is effective against MRSA, which is a strain of bacteria that has developed resistance to some man-made antibiotics. The bacteria in acne can also become immune to the effects of the creams and gels used for acne treatment. Tea Tree Oil will kill the bacteria that is inside a pimple and prevent it from getting bigger and spreading. Even though my daughter put straight tea tree oil on her acne you really aren't suppose to do that. The skin CAN become sensitive to the tea tree oil when used directly.
Aloe Vera has been used for years and years for minor burns, cuts and scrapes. 100% Aloe Vera has certain properties that help to stimulate skin regrowth and repair. It is also anti-inflammatory, so it helps soothe redness. Aloe Vera can speed up repair for wounds and for popped pimples. After all a popped pimple is an open wound. So using Aloe Vera and adding Tea Tree oil makes a great acne fighting cream gel.
It's best to make this homemade acne cream gel recipe in small amounts.
- 1 oz. Aloe vera gel (100%)
- 12 drops of tea tree oil
- Small empty container(I used an empty trial size shampoo bottle)
I had a 2 oz container and filled it half way with Aloe Gel. Then I added 12 drops of Tea Tree Oil and mixed it around. It ended up in a creamy gel consistency. Works great used with my homemade facial cleansing pads for oily skin. So now the girls are ready to zap those pimples away with my homemade acne gel treatment!