With the winter winds gone and the summer heat around the corner, our skin and hair calls for immediate nurturing and care. The aborigines of Australia have used tea tree as an antiseptic treatment and herbal medicine for centuries. They used it to heal battle wounds, treat skin ailments, and help relieve illnesses during the winter months. The use of tea tree has been extremely common today which is why tea tree is a common ingredient in most of our skincare and haircare products.
Why use tea tree for skincare and haircare?
Research has found that tea tree oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant
properties that help it to be a great healing agent. It has been used in several wellness products to help soothe nerves after panic attacks or mood swings.
How to use Tea Tree?
Tea tree can be used in the form of a concentrated oil, in skincare products, in haircare products, in soaps, diffuser oils, roll-ons, and as an inhaler. We at Vedaearth have created a perfect blend of Tea tree extract with other active ingredients to help your hair and skin heal from any issues such as dandruff, eczema, active acne, etc.
Let us see how we can use the Tea tree hair and facial mist for our hair and skin -
Benefits of tea tree for skin and hair
Tea tree mists have several benefits for skin as follows:
1. Treat dry skin and eczema
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree products help soothe
bothersome symptoms of eczema such as itching and flaking skin. It has been proven to be more effective than most zinc oxide based creams and ointments for treating eczema.
How to use: Use a few spritz of the mist after your skincare routine on the affected areas with a cotton round or cloth everyday for a few weeks.
2. Itchy skin and scalp (dandruff)
Tea tree helps relieve the itchiness around the face and neck areas caused by any skin ailments or prior infections. They can be used on any flaky skin areas as well.
How to use: Use the spray on a small cotton round or cloth and dab around the areas on a well cleaned face. Repeat daily till symptoms reduce and use a few spritz of the spray after to avoid further damage.
For the scalp, use a few spritz across the scalp and massage evenly. Leave for about 15- 20 minutes and wash off as normal.
Many infections and skin ailments lead to skin inflammation and redness because of sensitivity to certain chemicals and compounds. Tea tree has shown to help radically reduce these symptoms because of its anti-inflammatory properties derived from its chemical abundance of Terpinen.
How to use: Before applying your moisturizer for the day, spray the mist a few times over the infected areas and massage into the skin. Use moisturizer as regular over it and repeat daily for best results.
4. Infections and wounds
Tea tree has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that make it a wonderful
healer for wounds and cuts on the skin. A 2013 study conducted by Cordell and Chin revealed that nine out of ten people who used tea tree to heal their wounds when dressing had a shorter healing time in comparison to others.
How to use: Add a small spritz of tea tree mist to your skin before applying any neutral ointment or petroleum jelly. Repeat till the active wound is healed and then use creams to help scar healing.
Acne is an issue that plagues majority of teens and young adults worldwide. Tea
tree is one of the most popular choices to treat acne because of its efficacy against hormonal, cystic, and other acne around the face. It can help heal active acne without leaving scars or redness on the skin.
How to use: Use a few sprays of the mist as a toner in your skincare routine twice a day and repeat for a few weeks. You can also use creams and face washes with astringent properties to help your skin more.
Tea tree has several proven properties that can be used by anyone for any skin or hair issue that they may be facing. Give our Tea Tree Hair & Facial Mist a try and incorporate it into your daily routine and see the difference!