Acne is a common skin condition where dead skin, dirt, and oil clog the pores of your skin. Acne is common place in today’s use of skincare products, environmental pollutants, and even hormone imbalances. Many skin care products on the market are made up of synthetic chemicals that can actually damage your skin further.
A great natural method to use when clearing up acne is coconut oil. Coconuts have been revered for their health benefits for years. Using coconut oil is a great way to clear up acne because it contains vitamins and minerals that are essential to vibrant, healthy looking skin.
What Makes Coconut Oil So Healthy?
Coconut oil is a powerful detoxifier that uses Vitamin E, Fatty Acids, Vitamin A, & Vitamin K to clean, repair, and replenish your skin for a healthier complexion.
Vitamin E: Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E which has been proven to provide not only healthy elasticity to skin, but also clears any build up that sits in the root of your pore.
Fatty Acids: Fatty acids works as a barrier between your skin and the outside world. The two fatty acids in coconut oil that provide the most benefit are Capric Acid and Lauric Acid. These acids are antimicrobial agents that fight against infections on the surface of the skin.
Vitamin A: Coconut oil contains Vitamin A which contributes to the healthy appearance of skin by shedding off “dead” skin and rejuvenating it with a new layer of fresh cells. Vitamin A will help regulate the rate at which the skin sheds to keep from over shedding, which causes dry flaky skin that can become irritated because fresh cells have not had time to form.
On top of all the vitamins and minerals in coconut oil, it also acts as an anti-inflammatory. The main reason acne is so noticeable is because the areas will be pink due to inflammation of the pore. Using coconut oil to fight inflammation will reduce its colorful appearance.
How to Use Coconut Oil to Get Rid of Acne?
When using coconut oil to get rid of acne you want to do it correctly to get maximum results. Create a daily routine with the following steps to clear up acne, as well as prevent future breakouts. Despite the fact that coconut oil is in fact an oil, it is truly healthy for your skin. It provides a balance between purifying and moisturizing the skin.
Step 1: Wash your face with a warm compress and hold the warm compress on your face until it begins to cool. This process called “steaming” will open your pores making it easier to flush out the buildup.
Step 2: Apply a small amount of coconut oil to your palm. With the other hand gently massage the coconut oil into your skin in circular motions. Be careful not to get any oil in your eyes. You want to use a teaspoon when for the face area and increase the amount if on larger areas. You do not want to put large amounts on your skin which would make washing the oil off difficult.
Step 3: Wash your face with soap and warm water. Use soaps that are all natural to avoid irritating your skin.
*When using any new product on your face you want to do a test area on the skin to ensure there will be no allergic reactions.
Instead of paying high prices for designer facial cleansers, opt for a natural solution and try coconut oil. Using coconut oil as a daily acne treatment regime will not only clear up the acne, but leave skin look healthy and refreshed.