Tropical And Topical Coconut Oil Acne Treatment
So does the coconut oil acne treatment work? The answer of course is yes and no.
Coconut oil is extracted from the white insides of a coconut which grow on palm trees in all tropical climates. Everyone will be familiar with the use of coconuts in various culinary and food applications, but it may not be so widely known is that the oil extracted from them is used extensively in the health and beauty industry.
There seems to be some truth that coconut oil can be used for treating acne, so this article takes a brief look of the effects of this substance and how it may help you improve the condition of your skin.
It should be noted throughout that when reference is made to coconut oil acne treatment, it is the pure unadulterated oil, also called virgin oil, that is unrefined and has nothing else added to it, it might also be worth noting that pure oil is quite expensive when bought in this form.
Because coconut oil contains high amounts of saturated fat, it is not recommended to consume large amounts of it over long periods but it can certainly be ingested and may be taken daily for a while to see if it has any effect on your acne, it can be mixed with other things or may be taken as is, results have been mixed but many people have noticed a definite improvement in their condition, even those with cystic acne.
The oil can also be used as a good moisturizer, apply it after your regular cleansing routine, but apply it very lightly a little goes a long way and it can block the pores if too much is applied.
If applying at night it will be a good idea to make sure it is properly absorbed before going to bed or it may be absorbed onto the bed linen, it can be reapplied in the morning.
Be careful when applying coconut oil to the area around the eyes, it will sting if it gets in or too close to your eyes.
Coconut oil is not a miracle cure for acne though and should not be viewed as such, not everyone is able to continue using it as it can actually make things worse in some cases, the only way to find out for sure if it suitable for you is to try it on your own skin and see what the effects are, you may notice an improvement after a couple of days to a week or so if it is going to work.
A Coconut oil acne treatment may not actually cure your acne permanently but it can make the skin look and feel better.
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