Achieving beautiful skin takes effort, but the result is priceless. DIY facial masks are easy and wonderful solutions to skin problems. Tea Tree Oil is one of the most prized ingredients in skin care, and for good reason. Here are five Tea Tree Oil face masks that will give you a radiant glow, whether you have acne-prone, oily, dry, combination, or aging skin.
Remember: Tea Tree Oil is a very powerful antiseptic - we don’t suggest you use more than the recommended amount; otherwise, it could irritate your skin. Make sure to avoid the eye and mouth area when applying these concoctions. While these masks are made up of various food items, they are not safe to eat, as Tea Tree is poisonous if ingested. But don’t let these warnings scare you, Tea Tree Oil is totally safe for use on your skin and has a ton of benefits.
Tea Tree Oil Benefits For Skin Include:
- Treating acne: due to its antibacterial properties, just a single undiluted drop is enough to take out a pimple. No red peeling skin, just a simple solution for clear skin.
- Treating dry skin: Tea Tree Essential Oil will clean and moisturize to give your skin that healthy glow.
- Age-defying: it’s a rich source of powerful antioxidants that help prevent and treat wrinkles and fine lines.
- Control excess oil: this natural acne fighter can penetrate deep into the skin to help remove dirt and excess oil.
DIY Face Mask Recipes:
1. For Acne-Prone Skin
We’ve started this list with the quickest and easiest mask to make. Honey is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, making it perfect for treating acne. It can also soothe acne spots and improve complexion, so redness and blemishes are cleared away, too.
- 1 drop Tea Tree Oil
- 1 tsp Honey
Mix the Honey and Tea Tree Oil in a small bowl using a spoon. Use the back of the spoon to apply the mask onto your cleaned face. Let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat skin dry. After using any mask, it is best for your skin if you follow up with a toner to add vital nutrients and then a moisturizer to seal everything in. Use once a week if you have dry skin, up to three times if it’s extra oily.
If this is your first time using Honey and Tea Tree Oil, note that the mask may feel tingly. But don’t worry. This means the mask is doing its magic. Just massage the area that’s tingling.
2. For Oily Skin
Oily skin requires special care. You need to remove excess oil without compromising the skin’s natural oils. Many products available today remove oil, but end up stripping all natural oils in your skin, which actually will make you more oily in the end and could damage skin. Facial clays work great for oily skin so that this does not happen. Bentonite Clay can remove toxins, impurities, and dirt from the pores while lightening acne marks and softening the skin...all without stripping the skin’s oils.
- 1 drop Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 2 tsp Bentonite Clay
- 2 - 3 tsp Low Fat Yogurt
- 2 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl while making sure there’s enough yogurt to make the face mask spreadable. Leave your face and neck slightly damp after cleansing, and then apply the mask. Let it rest for 20 minutes. Gently wipe off the solution using a warm washcloth. Use twice a week.
3. For Dry Skin
Did you know that Aspirin can do more than alleviate pain? Yes, you can use it as a skin enhancer as well. Aspirin contains acetylsalicylic acid, a compound procured from salicylic acid, which helps tighten skin. When combined with Tea Tree Oil, you experience a moisturizing, regenerative boost.
- 1 - 2 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 8 -10 Uncoated Aspirin Tablets
- 1 tsp Water
In a small bowl, crush the Aspirin tablets using the back of a spoon and add the Tea Tree Oil. Slowly add water – only enough to make a spreadable paste. Apply to the face and let it rest for 15 minutes. Note that it’s normal for it to be a powdered consistency as the mask dries. Rinse with warm water. Use it two to three times per week for best results.
4. For Combination Skin
Combination skin is tricky because it means your T-zone is oily but the rest of your face is either dry or normal. But a mixture of the right ingredients should be effective at balancing the whole face. This recipe utilizes Coconut Oil and Avocado for their oil controlling and hydrating properties. Tea Tree Oil completes this solution with its pore minimizing and skin firming benefits.
- 2 - 4 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/4 Ripe Avocado
Mash the Avocado with a fork until you get a paste without lumps. Mix in the Coconut Oil and Tea Tree Essential Oil thoroughly. Massage the mask onto your face using your fingertips. Let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse with cool water. Apply up to three times per week.
5. For Aging Skin
Tea Tree Oil is packed with antioxidants that combat the signs of aging and sun damage. Applying the oil alone provides age-busting benefits. When used in a mask, you’ll get even more skin pampering goodness, as other ingredients help seal in the benefits of this essential oil.
- 2 - 3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 1/2 Ripe Avocado
- 1 tbsp Organic Honey
Mash the Avocado in a bowl until you get a lumpless paste. Add the Tea Tree Oil and Raw Honey, then mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Massage the mixture on your face and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Gently wipe it off with a warm, damp face cloth. Apply the mask twice per week to help reverse the signs of aging and maintain a youthful glow.
- Make sure your face and fingers are clean before applying the mask.
- Make a mask routine that does all the work - always follow up with a toner and a moisturizer to achieve maximum benefits.
- Purchase organic ingredients for best results - your skin absorbs the nutrients in these masks, but unfortunately, that means it would also absorb any pesticide remnants on non-organic products.
- Keep your hair clean and away from your face by using a headband
- For extra oomph, steam your face when the mask is applied so that the ingredients can penetrate deeper into your pores.