Technically speaking, coconut oil does not cure acne. But it does help with acne to a good extent. That's because it contains antimicrobials that kill excess acne bacteria. When acne bacteria multiply to a degree that gets out of hand, inflammation takes place and dead skin cells are shedding at faster rate that clog pores easily, causing pimples to pop up and forming acne.
Hence, the antimicrobials in coconut oil are good for acne.
Another helpful effect of coconut oil on acne is that it helps to detox your body. Toxins are the prime cause of acne. That's because when you overload your body with dioxins, steroid hormones and ... Continue reading "Does Coconut Oil Cure Acne?"
You probably have mixed feelings about using coconut oil for acne, especially when you have heard some people saying that coconut oil is good for acne while others are complaining about coconut oil causing a severe breakout on their face.
So, does coconut oil cause or help acne?
From my standpoint, yes, coconut oil does help acne. If it causes acne, I would be plagued with pimples and whiteheads all over my body including my face since I'm using it every day for skin care besides consuming it for health benefits.
Also, the so-called breakout caused by using coconut oil is actually temporary as long as you stop pouring more toxins into your body during your acne treatment with coconut oil.
Here's a very good evidence I pulled from a forum:
"The same thing happened to me with coconut oil. Started out with immediate improvement and then got terrible acne for about 4 weeks. I stuck with it and my skin is getting better every single day. I think I just had so much crap underneath my skin that it took a long time to purge it out. Now my pores are smaller than they've ever been and for the past 2 weeks I haven't had any new pimples and the ones I had are going away quickly." ~ Maja
But what Maja has not revealed is that she probably has also ... Continue reading "Does Coconut Oil Help Acne?"
It seems logical to apply coconut oil to skin for treating acne, like using those so-called acne treatment creams or lotions from pharmacy. But acne is more than just a skin-deep problem. It's actually an external sign given by your body to tell you that something has gone very wrong with you internally.
That means, treating your acne externally does not help much in curing acne. The external symptoms may go away for now, but because your internal damages have not been repaired, your acne may return and in most cases, more severe than before. Like when your computer is infected with virus, removing those infected files does not help much since the virus is still lurking somewhere inside the computer system. You got to find the virus and then nip it in the bud. Agree?
So how to make sure your acne does not come back to you for good?
Unlike those acne-treatment creams and lotions, you can consume coconut oil as well besides applying it to your skin. This way you can treat acne from the outside as well as from the inside. But this is not the best way to use coconut oil for acne yet.
Yes, it's true that coconut oil helps to detox your body when you use it this way, but the key to treating and getting rid of acne lies in reducing the ... Continue reading "What is the Best Way to Treat Acne with Coconut Oil?"
Although coconut oil is good for acne treatment, not all coconut oils are created equal. Hence, different types have different impact on treating acne.
But of all types, virgin coconut oil offers the best acne treatment for skin. Why?
That's because virgin coconut oil helps to improve the removal of toxins from your blood so that your liver has less toxins to deal with and hence can effectively perform other functions like deactivating androgenic hormones to prevent excess secretion of skin oil, which is what makes your skin acne-prone.
Virgin coconut oil also helps to ... Continue reading "Which Coconut Oil is Best for Acne Treatment?"
Before you purchase fractionated coconut oil, are you already familiar with fractionated coconut oil?
Do you know that the one that is labeled fractionated coconut oil is solely meant for external use only? That means you can only use this fractionated coconut oil for skin care, hair care and massaging etc. You can't consume this fractionated coconut oil because it is not FDA approved.
If you want to buy fractionated coconut oil for consumption, then you should choose one that is labeled MCT oil or liquid coconut oil. These two are meant for consumption. You can also use them for skin care.
So where to buy these fractionated coconut oils?
You can get the solely-for-skin-care type of fractionated coconut oil at ... Continue reading "Where to Buy Fractionated Coconut Oil?"
Whether fractionated coconut oil is healthy or not has been a controversy ever since people get to know more about how it is made and what exactly it is.
Manufacturers used to create fractionated coconut oil out of the byproducts for the manufacturing of soaps, cosmetics and health supplements. Never did they expect a blast in the promotion of medium-chain fatty acids thanks to the great discovery of coconut oil health benefits in recent years.
Because it is a product made of byproducts – caprylic and capric acids that are left over in the making of soaps, cosmetics and health supplements, some nutrition experts or health enthusiasts do not recognize fractionated coconut oil as ... Continue reading "Is Fractionated Coconut Oil Healthy?"
Fractionated coconut oil is a refined oil that contains only caprylic and capric acids, which you can find in goat milk, natural coconut oil, palm kernel oil and corn oil.
Fractionated coconut oil is named as such not because it is an extraction from natural coconut oil, but because it composes of the two fatty acids that coconut oil carries. But the thing is like I just said, goat milk, palm kernel oil and corn oil also have that two compounds, why call it fractionated coconut oil?
This has largely to do with ... Continue reading "What is Fractionated Coconut Oil?"
The reason why some people mistakenly thought that coconut oil causes acne is mainly because some acne sufferers have got their acne condition aggravated after using the oil for treating their acne.
I can vouch for the fact that coconut oil does not cause acne. In fact, this tropical oil helps to clear acne and heal your skin instead. But why do some acne sufferers experience more acne breakouts with it?
Before I can answer that, I need you to understand that acne bacteria do not just feed on sebum (the oily substance that lubricates our skin), but also feed on ... Continue reading "Does Coconut Oil Cause Acne?"
Fractionated coconut oil simply means a coconut oil that has gone through a complex industrial process that involves fractional (or steam) distillation (see the process of making fractionated coconut oil).
Some people say that a fraction of coconut oil is extracted and so it is called fractionated coconut oil. You can put it that way too, but a more appropriate way to explain the meaning of fractionated coconut oil is its association with fractional distillation or simply fractionation.
But you must know that fractionated coconut oil is actually not exactly coconut oil because its pure content of ... Continue reading "What Does Fractionated Coconut Oil Mean?"