For those people who are trying to treat their acne using natural products coconut oil has been proven quite effective. Some have even went as far to call it the best natural remedy for acne around!
Coconut oil is an anti fungal and has natural anti-oxidant properties. The use of coconut oil to treat acne helps the body and its immune system to speed up the process of healing acne. Not only is coconut effective but it is also cost efficient. The price is inexpensive and therefore makes a great at home remedy for those suffering from acne or acne scars. Coconut oil differs from over the counter creams because it heals acne working from the inside out, whereas creams only kill off some bacteria and help with redness.
Coconut oil also helps in the treatment and prevention of eczema and dry skin. Another thing that makes coconut oil a great choice is the fact that it is not rough on the face like most acne medications/creams. This is because one of its ingredients is cholesterol. It also helps treat acne scars as it forms an invisible film around your skin once applied and helps reduce the production of collagen. This helps increase the growth of healthy skin cells. Coconut oil is also known for its cooling feeling. Many take pride in the fact that it leaves their skin feeling cool rather than dry, itchy or irritated.
Of course how well coconut oil works in treating your acne is also going to depend on what kind of oil you choose to use. Raw coconut oil that is organic is the best suggestion for those suffering with acne or acne scars that wish to see effective results in treatment and prevention. Massaging the affected areas with coconut oil can help reduce the appearance of acne scarring but does not eliminate scars completely as not many products or home remedies have this ability.
There are a few recipes for treatment that acne sufferers can try. The important thing to remember when treating your acne with natural remedies is not to do it excessively as this will only most likely lead to irritation and cause acne to worsen. Don’t use too much and don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t work overnight. Acne takes time to heal. Be patient and keep a positive attitude. Don’t give up on treatment until you have tried it for awhile.
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 oz. vitamin e oil (10-12 capsules)
- 6 vitamin a capsules
- Heat coconut oil on low until melted and then blend ingredients. Store in refrigerator.
- 3 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. glycerin
- 2 tsp. water
- ½ tsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- ½ tsp. honey
If you don’t want to make your own recipes with coconut oil at home for treating your acne then there are plenty of places where you can find coconut oil products at an inexpensive price such as whole food stores or online.
In the end whether you choose to use coconut oil as a way to treat and/or prevent your acne is completely up to you, but the results in many cases have been effective and quite successful. Many acne sufferers have boasted about how cheap and effective this natural remedy is and how it has changed their lives for the better. Whatever you decide to do, may luck and the healing process be on your side.