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Coconut Oil For Acne Treatment

Aug 9, 2008
Although modern medicine has provided many new and complex chemicals and compounds for every use under the sun, it is still believed by many that older 'household' remedies still do the trick for fighting a myriad of aliments. Some of these are simple everyday items which have proven themselves through the ages to combat everything from athlete's foot to sore teeth to headaches.

One of these things to have shown some great potential and that every home should never be without is, believe it or not, coconut oil.

Coconut oil has a lot of benefits. This oil focus not only on the outer surface of the human body but as well as the inside, coconut oil can be orally consumed. This can also be used for cooking. It is known to promote beauty and good health. Coconut oil is organic, that is why it is very good for the human's health if it sued moderately and as prescribed. In fact, coconut oil is widely used is making cosmetics, soap, margarine and other snack food.

A lot of people nowadays have tried using coconut oil as a treatment for acne. As we all know, acne is such a dreaded skin condition that lowers down ones self-esteem. It's quite embarrassing to go out of your house with those entire disgusting tiny red pimple on your face. Coconut oil seems to be an effective treatment for acne because it is runnier and thinner as compared to the usual olive oil.

You may ask why is coconut oil good for acne treatment? Well, basically, coconut oil is purely made of lauric acid. This is known to be a very good anti-bacterial agent as well as anti-viral and anti-fungal. The properties found in lauric acid help prevent infections caused by bacteria and helps in fighting acne. Acne is caused by a bacterium known as Propionibacterium Acnes.

Coconut oil is also known for its cooling properties, that is why it is also good for acne. It relieves redness and inflammation in the skin caused brought about by acne. It also resembles natural oils produced by the human skin. Coconut oil is easily absorbed by skin giving more protection against the rays of the sun.

Some people would say that after a day of using coconut oil, they noticed that their skin became worst. But this should not alarm you. This is part of the treatment process where in the oil draws out all the toxins under your skin and all the impurities that are clogging your pores. This breakout doesn't last long and should yield better results after several days.

Coconut oil is very versatile and in almost every aspect of our lives, this oil sure serves a good source to it. It offers a lot of benefits that can make you look and good and feel good about yourself. Using coconut oil is a treatment for acne is a great alternative for chemical based treatment. It is purely natural thus creating no damage to your skin.
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John Grant is a the author for a coconut oil site where he is writing articles about coconut oil recipes.
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