How To Treat Acne With Coconut Oil

Acne is an age-old problem that has plagued children and adults alike for centuries.  Many people spend countless hours and exorbitant amounts of money trying to correct and eliminate their acne problem, but to no avail.  Treating acne isn’t just about slathering your acne with expensive creams and washes, in fact, in many cases that will only make it worse.

Treating acne is a two-pronged approach, if you want successful results.  For example, you can treat your acne with the best coconut oil on the market; however, if you are making poor diet and lifestyle choices, it won’t matter what you do, because your acne is a reaction to those poor choices.  So let’s talk about what causes acne, then we will go over how coconut oil works to treat acne, the type of coconut oil you should be using to treat your acne and then we will talk about your liver and why keeping your liver healthy is the best place to start when trying to get rid of acne.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is actually is a reaction from an infection in the openings of your sebum glands.  Your sebum glands are the glands in your skin that secrete various oils to keep it looking young and healthy.  However, if these glands become clogged with bacteria, the result is an obstruction which causes inflammation, swelling and redness in the affected areas.  And that is what we call acne.

Candida in your intestines can also cause acne.  If your body experiences an overgrowth of Candida, it will spread throughout your body and enter your bloodstream where it will then secrete mycotoxins, which are toxic and will create a host of other health problems as well.   The good news is that coconut oil is good for more than just treating acne.  Coconut oil also has an amazing number of other health benefits.

How Does Coconut Oil Work To Treat Acne?

Coconut oil contains capric acid and lauric acid, which are two powerful microbial fighters and when applied to the skin will help replace the protective acid layer on your skin.  When you routinely cleanse your skin, this protective layer on your skin is removed, leaving your skin exposed and open to infection.  So by using coconut oil you are essentially replacing that protective layer and lowering your chances of infection, because without a microbial infection, acne can’t develop.  However, there are other ways coconut oil works to treat your acne internally, as well as externally.

  • When taken internally via your diet, coconut oil boosts your liver’s ability to filter out toxins, which deactivates your androgenic hormones and helps prevent the buildup of toxins and sebum in your blood resulting in less acne. Therefore, keeping your liver healthy will in turn help rid yourself of acne.  That’s why making healthy choices when it comes to your diet and your lifestyle will play a huge role in whether or not you are able to free yourself from this affliction.  And why only treating your acne externally will not always produce results.
  • Coconut oil also helps stimulate your bowel movements, which helps prevent toxins from being reabsorbed into your bloodstream and overworking your liver.
  • Using coconut oil internally via your diet, will also help fight Candida by restoring balance to your system, which will help prevent the growth of Candida and bacteria and works to prevent bacterial infections on your skin and throughout your body.
  • Coconut oil is an anti-inflammatory, which is soothing to the skin and is easily absorbed when applied. Therefore, coconut oil begins to heal open acne sores from the moment it’s applied.  This means coconut oil increases the rate of healing and the repairing of skin cells that were damaged by your acne.

What Type Of Coconut Oil Is Best For An Acne Treatment?

Coconut oil comes in many forms.  The best coconut oil for the treatment of acne is an organic, raw or pure, unrefined, virgin form of coconut oil.  Using refined coconut oil could leave unwanted chemical residues on your skin and therefore should be avoided.  There are some reports that only refined coconut oil should be used when it comes to skin care due to the possibility of dust particles and other unwanted substances not being removed during a refining process.  However, people around the world have been using unrefined coconut oil for centuries because it has more beneficial properties and have done so successfully without any adverse effects.  Just remember to purchase a high-quality unrefined coconut oil to help eliminate any worry of possible impurities.

How To Use Coconut Oil To Treat Acne?

Using coconut oil as part of your skin care routine is fairly simple.  You just take about 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil and rub it between your fingers, then gently massage it into your skin.  Then you wash it off with warm water while using gentle circular motions. You will do this until the dirt is all washed away.  When finished, you can pat dry your skin.  If you feel you need a little more moisturizer after this, you can add a small amount of coconut oil back onto your skin.  You might need to experiment with the amounts before you can determine which routine produces the best results for your skin type.

Sylvia Wallace

Sylvia Wallace is a young system analyst, wife, and mother of two children from Vermont and this is a bit of copy about her. Sylvia has always been passionate about healthy cooking. Katie continuously exploring new types of dishes and trying out new ways to improve her cooking and health.

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