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Using Coconut Oil to Treat Acne Naturally

by Tamara Laschinsky

The American Academy of Dermatology (ADD) reports that between 40 million and 50 million people suffer from acne. Anyone may suffer from acne, though often, teenagers are the most commonly affected. You can use coconut oil to help treat you acne naturally and clear it up fast!

Acne: Causes and Symptoms

acne causes symptoms coconut oilAcne is caused when the pores in the skin become blocked. The result is a pore that may be flat or raised and at times, can also be quite painful. Most often acne appears on the face, though it can form on other areas of the body.

Often acne will go away on it's own though there are times the pores can become infected and result in permanent scaring. It's important to keep your skin clean and help the acne clear up.

You can use a variety of home remedies to help clear up your acne quicker, including coconut oil which not only helps clear up the acne, it will make your skin smell and feel great too!


How Coconut Oil Can Help Treat Acne Naturally

virgin coconut oil natural remedy treatmentsCoconut oil is truly amazing! It has so many uses, both internal and external. It is widely known for it's anti microbial properties. When applied to your skin the coconut oil will kill any infection and the result is no acne! You can apply coconut oil a couple of times a day to a clean, freshly washed face. It will absorb quickly and not leave your skin greasy.

You can also take coconut oil internally to help promote good skin health. Coconut oil is a good source of Vitamin E, which will help keep your skin healthy and ensure proper functioning of your sebum glands to reduce blockages. To take internally, spread some coconut oil on toast or melt a couple of tablespoons and add to yogurt, cereal or smoothies. Many people just eat the oil right from the spoon!

How to Choose a Good Coconut Oil to Treat Acne

You want the best of the best when it comes to coconut oil - to ensure it is not contaminated with any additives or by-products. Choose a Virgin or Extra Virgin Organic Coconut oil in it's raw form. You will note the wonderful smell and the oil itself will melt quickly and easily!

You do not need a lot of coconut oil to treat your acne. Put a bit of the raw oil (it's solid until melted) in your palm and the oil should start melting right away. Gently rub on your face or on your pimples and let it absorb into your skin.

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