Acne is a skin condition that shows up in the form of pimples, or cysts, usually on the face and back. Many teens suffer from acne due to hormonal changes during puberty. It’s not uncommon for adult onset acne to occur later in life. Everyone is affected by acne at some point in their life, but what is the real cause and how can it be treated?
The sebaceous glands in our pores make sebum, an oil that lubricates the skin. However, if the sebaceous glands make more sebum than they should (usually during hormonal changes), the pores become clogged. The bacteria that gets trapped will turn into a pimple mainly because the open pore is allowing sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells to get trapped under the skin causing a bacterial infection.
Coconut oil for acne is a great all natural treatment. Even though it’s an oil, it will not clog the pores. It has many anti-properties making it a good thing for treating acne, which is a bacterial infection. Organic coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial. The magic ingredient are the medium chain fatty acids which are very rare, giving the oil its anti-properties.
Coconut oil will help keep your skin healthy by ensuring proper functioning of the sebum glands to clear blockages. Daily use will also help heal acne scars as well. Not only is it good for treating acne and acne scars, it’s also great for treating other skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. There are many benefits for the skin with its daily use.
Lauric acid is the medium chain fatty acid in coconut oil making it have many skin benefits. Around 60% of it contains lauric acid making it good for treating bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. The only other place on earth to find lauric acid in such high quantity is in human breast milk. This is the reason why I referred to it as being rare. You can get these benefits when used both internally and externally.
Organic coconut oil will protect your skin from getting a bacterial infection when applied topically and consumed regularly. What sets coconut oil apart from the other oils are the medium chain fatty acids vs. long chain fatty acids (found in other oils). These are the total opposite in that they are not easily penetrated by the skin and will clog the pores, without the very important anti-properties.
When using coconut oil for acne, you are starting the healing process. It will not clear up overnight. In fact, your acne may appear to worsen before it gets better. This is very common mainly because it is drawing out the toxins and bacteria to the surface, which will cause pimples to occur. Once all these toxins are drawn out, your acne will begin to clear up and heal.
There are many health benefits of coconut oil: for the hair, skin, anti-aging, skin infections, and systemic benefits. It can be used internally, externally, and through oil pulling. This method helps draw out the toxins in the body and is very good for dental and overall good health. You will be surprised to learn all the benefits of this miracle oil.
I’m a believer of Coconut Oil. I use it everyday for so many things. If