2. Treat with Tea Tree Oil
If you have a big day ahead of you and notice a zit forming, apply some tea tree oil ASAP! Tea tree oil is a great alternative if you don’t have any acne treatment on hand. If you’re already using products with benzoyl peroxide, using tea tree in addition to that will likely dry out your skin and irritate it, so make sure you don’t mix the products. To use, test it on your inner wrist first to check for sensitivity. If there was no sensitivity, get a cotton pad or swab and dab on the affected area. If your skin was irritated by the test, dilute it with equal parts water and then apply.