2. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil comes has long been used in Australia by the aboriginals as a way to treat cuts and other skin infections. It comes from the melaleuca alternifolia tree. Tea tree oil helps to treat a broad range of infections as it works against many types of germs. It has been found to be very effective against the staphylococcus bacteria, which is one of the main causes of folliculitis.
Tea tree oil has an antimicrobial activity that is associated with a component called terpinene-4-ol. If you are suffering from a staph infection, tea tree oil can be very helpful. Oil from the leaves can be used topically as treatment. Shampoo containing tea tree oil can help those who have folliculitis on the scalp. While tea tree oil is considered to be safe to use topically, there are some people who are allergic to it. For this reason, it is important to test a small area of the skin before using it.