Some acne sufferers have tried treating acne on their face with coconut oil and it does help clear their skin of acne.
The type of coconut oil used is key, as well as the way you apply coconut oil to your face for acne. Some diet changes are necessary too since good skin comes from the inside out.
Let's dig in.
1. Virgin or Refined Coconut Oil?
Virgin coconut oil has the best combination of various antimicrobials to help keep your acne bacteria in the skin on your face in check. (Please note that extra-virgin coconut oil is the same as virgin coconut oil.)
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Yes, virgin coconut oil is good for weight loss. Many have lost weight eating virgin coconut oil. Do you know why?
That's because it contains 60–64% medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which easily convert to energy to step up your metabolism. This makes virgin coconut oil a popular dietary fat that burns fat. You won't find this type of good fatty acid in any other vegetable oils and animal fats except for coconut oil and its relative, palm kernel oil (~55% MCFAs).
That explains why when you eat food cooked, fried or mixed with other oils or fats, you easily heap on excess calories that your body does not need at the moment and so it stocks them up into your fat tissues.
Simply put, the fat you eat becomes the fat you wear.
But when you change your dietary oil into virgin coconut oil, you're literally setting your body up to fat-burning mode. Not only the medium-chain fatty acids convert into energy to power up your metabolism, but also helps to pull out the fat you wear and burn them off as heat.
Which is why when farmers feed coconut products to their livestock, these animals become slimmer instead of ballooning in size.
Honestly, eating virgin coconut oil can help lose weight is no news anymore since many overweight people have benefited from it. (Weight loss is one of the greatest health benefits of eating virgin coconut oil.)
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Do you know how coconut oil helps to lose weight in the first place?
If you don't know that, you won't know how to maximize the fat-burning effect of coconut oil to help you achieve your desired weight in the shortest time possible.
Coconut oil, in general, contains about 60–64% of medium-chain fatty acids.
These MCFAs are the main contributors to making coconut oil a superfood for weight loss. They are relatively smaller in size, so they can enter your cells without insulin, thus powering up your cells to boost their metabolic activities.
When your metabolic rate increases, your body will burn fat more effectively by purging toxins out of your fat cells so that excess body fat can easily be released into bloodstream for energy conversion.
Now you have coconut oil at work to help increase your metabolism and lose weight, what you need to do next is to reduce your food intake at the same time. If you don't do this, the fat that coconut oil helps to burn off will quickly be replaced by the food you take in.
I'm not saying that you should eat lesser than what your body requires in order to achieve weight loss. That's a crash method to losing weight which I never advocate.
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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 that is not the best way to use coconut oil for acne yet.
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