Skin Care Tip of the Week *Tea tree oil*

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Some of you may not know that I am a licensed esthetician. I LOVE my job. I find it so rewarding that I can help people improve and feel better about their skin. After four years of working in a medical spa and being told that I had to sell products and treatments that were not good for my clients skin... I had a mini breakdown...and realized that this is not what I had signed up for. I decided it was time to move on. I QUIT. Bye Bye! Cheerio!!

I opened up my own business and now work out of my home.

My clients can always count on me to tell them little tips and tricks that WORK... and the crazy part is you DON'T need to spend over $100 on a cream to see real results. I am going to start a weekly post where I will share some of my tips and little secrets with you.

So lets start with one of my favorites.

Tea Tree Oil


It is an all natural topical treatment that can be used to treat acne. It not only kills the acne causing bacteria but it also reduces redness and inflammation. I am telling you it is AMAZING.

The moment you notice an unwelcome friend starting to appear... use it.

Make sure you get 100% undiluted tea tree oil. You can purchase it at any health food store.

I place mine in the fridge and whenever I notice I am starting to get a little blemish I take a q-tip and dab it on the spot..a few days later...sayonrara sayonara.. ugly zit that was dying to make an appearance and ruin a perfectly good face day is GONE.

47 comments:

Jessica Marie said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I'm definitely going to try it! I sweat a lot more in Mexico than I usually do, so I have a few bumps that have creeped up since my trip. Hopefully this will do the trick!

Anonymous said...

That's a great tip Lindsay. I love Tea Tree oil for all sorts of things.

Anne @ Domesblissity

april@gingerbread girl said...

i will try this...cause girl i get zits!!!

What Sadie Did said...

Great tip, can't wait to see what other secrets you have to share with us too!! ;D

Sadie x
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www.StarHughes.com said...

So happy to hear this!!! I always end up leaving the dermatologist with a hundred dollar prescription to fix those little blemishes - I'm going to try out this tea tree oil instead! Genius!

And no wonder you have such amazing skin girl! That license comes in handy! :)

~Star
Star Hughes Living

jacquie. said...

Natural skin care is my weakness because I am obsessed with looking for the best, affordable thing to put on my face. I can't wait to follow your posts! Thanks for sharing your secrets!

Crunchy Diva said...

what a great tip. i love simple tips that work & this is very simple. thanks for sharing it.

Tania said...

Though I suffer more dryer skin, this is still handy to know. Looking forward to these weekly posts:)

Mindy said...

I did not know that. The first part. The esthetician part. (I had to scroll up to spell it correctly - twice - I still get the squiggly red line)

I like to think (pretend) I'm not a girly girl, but I will secretly look forward to the weekly posts. :o)

P.S. I have a bottle of this in the medicine cabinet. I may have to smear it all over myself before bed. lol

Katie said...

i love this new feature! i have a whole bottle of tea tree--can't waist to try this out!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I can use as many tips as possible! I recall a friend years ago who has beautiful skin telling me about Tea Tree Oil and I just never looked into it. Now you have me curious. Thanks for the tip, looking forward to this feature!

Angel @ | 77inspire | said...

Good for you! I'm glad you quit, it takes courage to do that.

I gotta go buy this tea tree oil... i didnt even know about tea tree oil :) great post! thanks for sharing!

Ana Degenaar said...

I am so trying this! Thank you!

Sharstin said...

I have never heard of this, so great! Thanks for the tip girly:)

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

I love this! I've never trusted the whole spa facial thing because I think that they push products to make more money. I hope that you'll do a whole series of tips. :)

Meredith said...

What a great tip! I have a constant battle with my blemishes where I'm always picking and scrubbing my skin (shame on me!) and with summer coming up, I'll have to give this a try!

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Randall said...

Awesome Lindsay!

Here's a great site on Tree Oil: http://www.teatreeoiluses.com

Tea tree oil is not just soothing and disinfecting, it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic (pain-killing) and wound-healing qualities.

Dad

Lindsay said...

Thank you for the tip! I will be using that for sure!

Amy@mad.amyt said...

I just bought tea tree oil yesterday ! great minds think alike! I never new about putting it on a blemish! to the bathroom!

Stephanie said...

Wow this is great! Would you have any tips on how to prevent acne? :)


have a great day!
- stephanie

heather j @ olive & a said...

How fun! I'm also an esthetician. :) Great tip, love tea tree oil. I'd love to hear more of what you like.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Wow, that's amazing! I really need to try this! I just use a Clinique spot treament, but I swear it takes like... 4 days for it to go away still!

Rohini said...

I'm definitely going to try this out! :)
Xx

Syrious said...

good advice
hope you'll follow me so i'll do the same!
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Mongs said...

oh yes, I love tea tree oil, when I travel, I always carry one with me. I'm glad to hear from a licensed esthetician that it's good for me. Thank you very much! Looking forward to your weekly post.


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Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so lovely. x hivenn

Sophie said...

Does it help blackheads?

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Sacha....xoxo said...

I love Tea Tree Oil. They are amazing. I learned from my beauty therapy courses few years ago. I used them for spots. Tea tree oil is very useful :-D

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Pink Ronnie said...

Awesome, look forward to your beauty tips! I've always kept a small bottle of 100% undiluted tea tree oil in my bed dresser for this very purpose: acne busting!

Jess said...

I a so excited about this post skin care tip of the week woot woot! love this Thanks Linds!!! Love you! What is your tip going to be next week? Are you taking suggestions?....finer pores perhaps!:)

CrisG in CA said...

Tea Tree Oil is magic! It also works fast to heal cold sores. One more thing, using Tea Tree Oil Conditioner is one of the best ways to keep from getting head lice - and much less expensive than the medicated shampoos. (Sorry if this is TMI)

chelsea lee said...

I love tea tree oil!! I have been using it for years to clear up those pesky pimples. I also ended up with perioral dermatitis recently and this worked waaay better than any of the prescription topical or oral meds did. I love that you are doing this - so great for people to hear!!

Rachael said...

Thanks for the tip! I'm totally gonna try this now!

Ashley said...

Can't wait to try this!! I love your weekly tips!

Jennie@my3ringcircus.org said...

That is great to know! I'm heading to the health store for some tea tree oil!

Ilze said...

I have heard this so many times before - apparently also for an ingrown hair that just won't come out but makes trouble !!
You have convinced me now to finally go get it and let it do the magic !!

I guess one can use it safely on a teenager's skin?? Not too harsh.

The Happy Camper said...

I love your blog, I was wondering if you think tea tree oil would be good for rosascea? Or do you have any other tricks or tips for that condition? I've been using olive oil and castor oil instead of soap, and that does help a little. Thank you for all the great information.

BellaGetsREal said...

I also use it as a cleaner for the home and a way to get pesky dog odors out of blankets or pillows.

Lauren said...

I must be the only person that tea tree oil doesn't work for! Bought some a few days ago after reading this post for a blemish that was threatening an appearance. Tea tree oil on it for about 3 nights now and it's just made the pimple big, red and angry. Using 100% tea tree oil from a health food store. Help!

Michelle said...

Can you use this while pregnant? I have read mixed thoughts on this and am not sure if its safe. I am having moderate breakouts and trying not to use chemical OTC spot treatments.

Brandi said...

do u dilute it for wart on finger

KLB said...

I'm so glad someone else is sharing this tip!

I've been using tea tree oil for years. My mom used to put it on me and my brother when we got our first pimples in high school. It's like an old family secret.

I love the stuff and was happy to find it in the local pharmacy for only $10! The first bottle I bought lasted me almost a year and a half!

Alana said...

Just wondering if it's possible for the tea tree oil (100% pure) cause little white pimples. Is it clearing out my skin? Will it pass or am I having a reaction and should discontinue use?

Sri lanka web design agency said...

Hey Lindsay, I wonder whether the Tea tree oil would work for black heads. Any idea?

veronica valladares said...

I love tea tree oil, my friends laugh at my suggestion of tea tree oil for so many things. I am all about the natural approach and tea tree oil is at the top of my list.

Anonymous said...

Thank a lot for your blog , I am an esthetician, I love to suggest natural tips to my clients.

Anonymous said...

Tea tree oil can be great for the skin, 100% is NOT though. It needs to be diluted or it can cause severe rashes and allergic reactions, same with any essential oil. You shouldn't recommend this as a miracle cure, everyone's skin is different and it will not help with hormonal or stress acne. You can even Google or check any medical dictionary for tea tree side effects and see the terrible reactions people have had from using it.

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