Does coconut oil cause acne?

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.

Does coconut oil cure acne?

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 ›