It may seem easy to just put some coconut oil on your skin and your skin will become good and glow. Actually not. Some people got some "side effects" by using coconut oil the wrong way for skin care.
1. Applying Too Much in One Sitting
You should apply a thin layer and wait till this layer gets absorbed before you put on another thin layer. The reason for doing this is our skin can only absorb that much of the oil, so if you apply too much the oil will simply sit on your skin for hours and will make you feel greasy and dirty as dust in the environment sticks to you.
A small amount goes a long way.
2. Freaking out on Breakout
Even when you have a clear skin (without acne), you may experience breakouts in the form of small oily whiteheads. This is due to toxins being drawn to the surface of your skin by the detoxifying effect of coconut oil.
Toxins have a pronounced impact on our liver and a weak liver function relates to acne formation. Let me explain.
When your liver gets overloaded with toxins via your junk food intake, your liver may fail to shut down the androgenic hormones in time.
Androgenic hormones are what stimulate your sebaceous glands to secrete sebum (skin oil). If these oil glands are not shut down in time, they'll keep secreting sebum that makes your skin oily and hence, acne-prone.
Eating coconut oil helps your internal system to get rid of toxins, thus reducing your liver's detoxification load that in turn enabling your liver to more effectively shut down the androgenic hormones when sufficient sebum has already been secreted.
That's one good way coconut oil removes toxins from your body to aid in acne treatment. Another way is ...read more »
No doubt coconut oil is good at treating acne, but if you make these 4 silly mistakes, not only you won't clear your acne and heal your skin completely, but your pimples may return as and when they like, without prior warning.
1. Continue Eating Acne-Causing Food
You know what, acne is directly related to food, which means, a bad diet can cause severe hormonal imbalance and hence, make your skin oily and acne-prone.
Imagine on one hand you're using coconut oil to cleanse your body and skin of toxins, on the other hand you're dumping more garbage into your body by eating all sorts of toxin-laden junk food, how can you expect your acne treatment with coconut oil to be effective? Make sense?
Coconut oil's health benefits is no new thing today. But honestly, do you really know why it's so good for you? What makes it so powerful that it keeps getting positive reviews from users around the world?
1. Coconut Oil Carries Plenty of Antimicrobials
We're constantly exposed to millions of harmful microbes or germs invisible to our eyes every single second. And our body is only able to produce antibodies to a certain quantity at any one time.
As soon as the germs outnumber and overpower our antibodies, we collapse.
The food we normally eat can't help us much especially when we're attacked by super germs that come in battalions.
We need something powerful to keep us alive and not just alive, strong and robust enough to kill those germs. Coconut oil fits the bill.
The 10 different types of fatty acids such as lauric, capric, caprylic, myristic etc (see nutrition facts of coconut oil) that coconut oil holds are all antimicrobial compounds. Each type has its own "special skill set" against certain kinds and strains of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other hostile microbes.
When they meet up and join forces in coconut oil, they form ...read more »