Beautiful Skin – Coconut Oil On Acne

Many different scientific products are available to help fight acne, some work, others don’t. Price is a wide variety as well. Other people like to use more natural methods to combat the problem. For many ages, various people have used coconut oil as a way to naturally clear up acne.

There are also many health and beauty benefits to dry skin brushing, you’ll want to research, but you will want to avoid directly brushing acne inflamed areas.

Coconut oil possesses many health benefits. It not only can be used on the skin surface of the human body but can be ingested as well. It may be used in cooking and thought to promote beauty and good health. Coconut oil is usually organic, giving another good reason it does well for a human’s health if used moderately. Coconut oil is widely used is making soap, cosmetics, margarine and other snack foods.

At room temperature, coconut oil is usually in solid form and looks similar to shortening, but it liquefies easily by placing the container in a warm bowl of water for a few minutes.

You may wonder why coconut oil might be effective for fighting acne skin. It does seem strange and counters productive to apply an oil, to acne troubled skin. Basically, coconut oil consists of lauric acid. This is believed to be a very effective antibacterial agent, as well as having antiviral and antifungal properties. The traits found in lauric acid may help prevent infections caused by bacteria and may aid in fighting acne. Acne is caused by a bacterium known as Propionibacterium acnes.

Coconut oil is also wonderful cooling ability, which is another reason why it is good for acne. It may reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation in skin plagued with acne. Coconut oil very light and easily absorbed by the skin.

Some people claim after a day of using coconut oil, it seemed like their acne condition became worse. Try not to be alarmed by this. This is part of the process where in the coconut oil draws out toxins from under your skin and other impurities that may be clogging your pores. This breakout shouldn’t last for long and should yield be worth the temporary problem, to give clearer skin shortly. Try to plan your first applications when you’ll be closer to home, so you are more comfortable, and not prior to a big, important event.

Cleanse your face thoroughly and gently, rinse well with pure cool water and blot your face dry with a towel. Put a small amount of coconut oil on your fingers, rub your hands together and apply to your face. Do this two or three times a day. You’ll find the oil is absorbed quite quickly.

Source by Valerie Garner

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