Knowing that coconut oil can help treat acne, some acne sufferers simply smear coconut oil on their pimply face and then expect their skin to clear in a couple of days. But what they normally get is an acne breakout... more severe than before they use coconut oil. Why?
This is because coconut oil is a powerful anti-toxin – it will draw toxins up to the surface of your skin as it gets deeper into the skin (our skin cells do store certain amount of toxins). And when your skin has more dead cells clogging the pores, those toxins can't find a way out and so pimples in the form of whiteheads start to pop up. What's even worse is that your existing pimples will grow even larger due to the expulsion of toxins.
Hence, you need a breakout-free method of using coconut oil for treating acne. Otherwise you'll end up like many others who freak out and then run back to using commercial products that will keep burying more toxic chemicals underneath your skin.
Here's exactly how to use coconut oil for acne...
Step 1 – Choose Organic Coconut Oil
Non-organic coconut oil may contain unknown (and harmful) chemicals and other contaminants that will make your skin even worse by depositing them into your skin.
Step 2 – Consume Coconut Oil
There are essentially two types of coconut oil – one meant for skin care (external) use only while the other you can use on your skin as well as eat it. So, get the type which is edible too. The best would be unrefined virgin coconut oil.
Eating coconut oil can help to detoxify your body so your body won't have too much toxins to get stored in your skin. And when your skin has got less toxic deposits, you won't easily suffer an acne breakout when you use coconut oil on your skin for acne.
Step 3 – Use Just a Small Amount
Always keep in mind that you should not slather coconut oil on your skin. Our skin gets saturated easily. So, just put a dab of coconut oil and then rub it on the acne zone until the oil gets absorbed. That's the first layer. And re-apply subsequent thin layers as often as you deem necessary. Make sure you cleanse your face and skin thoroughly before application to enhance the absorption.
Step 4 – Stick Through the Breakout
If you use on your skin and consume coconut oil for acne, you should not suffer any breakout easily. Even if you do, the breakout should not appear too severe. Don't quit just yet. Stick through the "healing crisis" and allow coconut oil ample time to help clear your acne and heal your skin. It could take up to several weeks if your skin has got lots of toxins to clear. But the reward is incredibly immeasurable if you're able to brave through it.