Fractionated coconut oil simply means a coconut oil that has gone through a complex industrial process that involves fractional (or steam) distillation. Some people say that a fraction of coconut oil is extracted and so it is called fractionated coconut oil. You can put it that way too, but a more appropriate way to explain the meaning of fractionated coconut oil is its association with... find out more ›
The reason why some people mistakenly thought that coconut oil clogs pores and causes acne is mainly because some acne sufferers have got their acne condition worsened after using the oil. I can vouch for the fact that coconut oil does not cause acne. In fact, coconut oil helps acne and heals your skin instead. But why do some acne sufferers experience more acne breakouts with it?
Because of the underlying toxins in your skin that were drawn up to the surface by coconut oil.
Yes, our skin is a warehouse for storing toxins. And when they (toxins) meet the powerful detoxifying fatty compounds in coconut oil, they "surrender" and get pushed up to the surface.
At this juncture, if a skin pore is clogged by soft plug that is formed by dead cells and sebum, the toxins that try to force their way out will cause a bump. When more toxins get pushed up and more pores are clogged, more bumps will appear. The toxins may also flow towards the existing pimples causing the pimples to enlarge.
So, that's how coconut oil "causes" acne, which is actually just a healing crisis... your skin has to get worse before it turns for the better.
But alas, many people do not come to realize such benefit of coconut oil. They freak out at the breakout and then accuse coconut oil of making their acne worse.
Fortunately, not all acne sufferers will get that heart-stopping breakout when using coconut oil for acne treatment. It depends largely on how much toxins you have collected in your body and underneath your skin over the years.
In other words, the more toxins you have, the more severe the breakout will be.
Of course, if you have always watched your diet by taking more fruits and vegetables, and less meat and refined food, and take up a regular exercise routine that could help your body detox well, chances for coconut oil to cause acne breakout are slim. Even if it breaks out, it won’t appear as severe as what some people have experienced.
So, instead of worsening acne, coconut oil does help to cure acne, strictly speaking. And of course, make sure you stop dumping more toxins into your body or your acne will take forever to cure. As important as that, do choose the best type of coconut oil for acne treatment.
Fractionated coconut oil is a refined coconut oil that contains only caprylic and capric acids, which you can find in goat milk, natural coconut oil, palm kernel oil and corn oil. Fractionated coconut oil is named as such not because it is an extraction from natural coconut oil, but because it composes of... find out more ›
Whether fractionated coconut oil is healthy or not has been a controversy ever since people get to know more about how it is made and what exactly it is. Manufacturers used to create fractionated coconut oil out of the byproducts for manufacturing of soaps, cosmetics and... find out more ›
Before you purchase fractionated coconut oil, are you already familiar with fractionated coconut oil? Do you know that the one that is labeled fractionated coconut oil is solely meant for external use only? That means you can only use this fractionated coconut oil for skin care, hair care and massaging etc. You can't consume this fractionated coconut oil because... find out more ›
You probably have mixed feelings about using coconut oil for acne, especially when you have heard some people saying that coconut oil is good for treating acne while others are complaining about coconut oil causing a severe breakout on their face. So, does coconut oil cause or help acne?... find out more ›
Technically speaking, coconut oil does not cure acne. But it does help with acne to a good extent. That's because it contains antimicrobials that kill excess acne bacteria. When acne bacteria multiply to a degree that gets out of hand, inflammation takes place and dead skin cells are shedding at faster rate. These dead cells then... find out more ›
First off, coconut oil does not cure acne. I have to tell you upfront because that's the fact. Coconut oil does help with acne but it can never help keep your skin acne-free for good because the root cause of acne lies with your... find out more ›