Coconut oil for acne helps you say goodbye to pimple outbreaks. It makes acne scars disappear in less than half the time, "safely."
If you have oily skin, you've probably been advised to stay away from fatty foods, and to avoid applying oil on your skin. I'd say that depends on the type of oil.
I'm Living Proof
Ever since I started applying coconut oil on my face daily, I no longer experience acne breakouts!
In fact, it's when I sometimes forget to apply coconut oil on my face that I tend to develop a pimple or two a few days later. I believe that's because it contains a special and practically rare type of fat molecules called, Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) or Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA).
Kill the Acne
Acne is an inflammatory infection caused by Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), a bacterium which colonizes the hair follicles and feeds on the natural oils (sebum) of the skin.
Coconut oil is mostly made up of MCFAs which protect your skin, especially your face, from infection-causing organisms. These extremely beneficial fat molecules help maintain a skin environment that's deadly to microbes, including the P. acnes bacterium.
MCFA-loaded coconut oil speeds up healing of wounds, cuts and the likes, leaving no trace at all such as dark spots, including acne marks.
Unclog Your Pores
Skin care products like lotions and creams should be able to penetrate and cleanse your skin through the pores, allowing your body to excrete waste. If not, grime and dirt will clog your pores, causing pimples or some other type of skin infection.
Because they primarily contain Long Chain Triglyceride (LCT) or Long Chain Fatty Acid (LCFA) oils, most commercial oil formulations can not enter your skin easily. LCTs are larger than MCTs, and as a result, has a hard time penetrating your skin to dissolve whatever is clogging it.
The smaller molecular structure of MCTs allow them to penetrate your skin effortlessly. They unblock your pores, clearing away grime and dirt. Coconut oil is nature's richest source of MCTs!
Try This to See What I Mean
Chew a stick of gum. Then take about a teaspoon of coconut oil but don't swallow it quickly. Allow the oil to envelop the gum.
As you continue to chew, the gum would melt in your mouth considerably faster than it normally would. This is pretty much what happens to your blocked pores.
Coconut oil for acne infection works because coconut oil destroys bacteria that cause acne. It pierces the skin pores to dissolve the obstructing waste, and accelerates healing to prevent blemishes.
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