It seems logical to apply coconut oil to skin for treating acne, like using those so-called acne treatment creams or lotions from pharmacy. But acne is more than just a skin-deep problem. It's actually an external sign given by your body to tell you that something has gone very wrong with you internally.
That means, treating your acne externally does not help much in curing acne. The external symptoms may go away for now, but because your internal damages have not been repaired, your acne may return and in most cases, more severe than before. Like when your computer is infected with virus, removing those infected files does not help much since the virus is still lurking somewhere inside the computer system. You got to find the virus and then nip it in the bud. Agree?
So how to make sure your acne does not come back to you for good?
Unlike those acne-treatment creams and lotions, you can consume coconut oil as well besides applying it to your skin. This way you can treat acne from the outside as well as from the inside.
But that is not the best way to use coconut oil for acne yet.
Yes, it's true that coconut oil helps to detox your body when you use it this way, but the key to treating and getting rid of acne lies in reducing the toxins that get into your body. When your body has less toxins to deal with, only then can it help to normalize your skin oil production to prevent your skin from becoming too oily and acne-prone.
Which means, you have to learn to eat more healthily, like eating more fruits and greens, and less meat and processed foods (because they're highly toxic). And working out more often instead of vegetating in front of your favorite TV programs.
If you do nothing to your diet and lifestyle, no matter how best you use coconut oil like applying multiple times of it to your skin and eating 3–4 tablespoons with food every day, your acne problem will never be resolved completely. It has to couple with a change to your diet and lifestyle.
You might ask, "If that's case, all I need is just change my diet and lifestyle and my acne will be cured, why use coconut oil then?"
Coconut oil improves metabolism. Because of this, it can help your body remove toxic waste, stabilize your hormones and repair any damages faster. It also carries antimicrobials that kill acne bacteria effectively. Which means, if you use coconut oil for acne treatment, it can expedite your acne healing.
In a nutshell, the best way to use coconut oil for treating acne is to both apply it to your skin and eat it, as well as improving your diet and lifestyle.