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Steer clear of acne this monsoon with this DIY tea tree serum

Tea tree serum, which can combat acne due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, can be prepared at home with only a couple of ingredients.
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Grace Bains Updated: 15 Jul 2021, 10:21 am IST
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Monsoon can have various effects on our skin but the most dreaded one is the development of acne. Humidity levels rise and our sebum production goes into overdrive. This leads to not just greasiness but also dirt being attracted to the stickiness of the skin surface. The result? Clogged pores which can raise your risk of breaking out. No wonder so many people report that their acne problem flares up during the monsoon season.

Tea tree serum for acne

All that we can do is give our skin that extra attention it needs to steer clear of acne. For this, you need to add tea tree oil to your monsoon skincare routine! It has been used since time immemorial for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It won’t just kill the bacteria that cause acne but also soothe the irritation that you might be experiencing due to acne. So, it has a dual role which is preventive as well as healing!

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If you want to avoid acne this monsoon, prepare tea tree serum right at home! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how you can prepare the tea tree serum right at home

Things you’ll need:
-Tea tree oil, 10 drops
-Rosemary oil, 5 drops
-Glycerin, 5 drops
-Aloe vera, 2 teaspoons

Here’s how you can prepare this tea tree oil face serum to prevent acne during the monsoon

Step 1: Take an aloe vera leaf and clean its surface properly using water. This will ensure that any dirt or particles don’t get transferred to the gel being extracted. Next, slice the leaf from the middle and scrape out the gel using a wooden spoon. Add this gel to a bowl.

Step 2: Add tea tree oil and rosemary oil to the bowl. These essential oils work best when used in moderation. If used in excess or without dilution, they can cause damage to the skin in the form of burns, redness and irritability. Hence, do not add more than a couple of drops of these essential oils to the serum.

Step 3: Add glycerine to this mixture in the bowl. Mix all the ingredients together. Your tea tree oil face serum is ready! Store it in a small bottle. Place it in the refrigerator so that it doesn’t get spoiled and can be used for a longer period of time.

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Make tea tree serum an integral part of your monsoon skincare routine to avoid acne. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Tips on how to use the tea tree face serum
  • Make sure you apply it after washing your face.
  • Use only 5 to 6 drops for one application.
  • Do keep in mind that this is only a skin serum and you will need to layer it with a moisturiser.
  • Avoid going into the sun after applying it. The best way to do so will be to add it to your nighttime skincare routine

So, ladies, keep your skin smooth and free of acne this monsoon with this homemade tea tree oil skin serum!

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