Virgin coconut oil acne benefits are due to it's antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti fungal properties.
Coconut oil is very good for your skin and it makes pores appear smaller, leaving the skin silky and smooth.
Refined coconut oil is not good, because it may clog your pores, where virgin coconut oil brings out the toxins in the skin, which will cause a little more pimples for a week or two, as the toxins are worked out and the skin heals.
Pores actually appear smaller after treating it with coconut oil.
Fade Acne Scars - The beneficial fatty acids such as Capric, Lauric and Caprylic acid in this oil give it the ability to fade acne scars, as well as prevent acne scars from forming. As a daily treatment you can massage neat coconut oil into your skin one to three times daily.
Acne Hormone Regulation - The Vitamin E actually regulates the hormone responsible for Acne, by reducing the natural hormone fluctuations that cause the sebum glands from becoming over active.
Inflamed Acne – The oil penetrates the skin quite quickly and easily, and immediately starts reducing the swelling. It promotes the healing of any open wounds caused by acne. Regular treatment will keep swelling down.
Bacteria causing Acne – More on coconut oil and acne, this oil has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, when applied to the skin it destroys the bacteria responsible for acne and lifts dirt off the skin. Regular use will prevent bacteria and dirt accumulation.
Coconut Oil Acne Scrub – Here is a nice acne coconut oil recipe: Three tablespoons of Coconut oil and Two table spoons of your favourite sugar i.e. Cane sugar or brown sugar etc. Will make for a beautiful organic face and body scrub, that will leave your skin smooth and silky.
Cooling Acne Oil – Coconut oil is a gentle oil and will cool your skin. Inflamed acne will really benefit from this effect.
Coconut oil pulling - This is a therapy that is used to clean the mouth and therefore rid the body of harful toxins that may cause disease as well as acne. Read more about coconut oil pulling here.
Other Benefits of Coconut oil for Acne:
The oil is very similar to the oil the body produces, thus balancing and regulating the production of the body’s natural oil's. This will prevent acne from forming due to over production of sebum, and clogging pores. Direct application is the easiest coconut oil acne treatment.
Sun Block Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil actually protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. It literally blocks the UV Rays from reaching the skin. This will prevent skin damage caused by these harmful UV Rays.
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* Acne facials.
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