Coconut Oil As A Natural Acne Remedy
Acne and acne scars have been the concerns of many people nowadays, not only by teens but also by adults, not only by girls but as well as boys. We see it as something that needs a quick solution. Though a lot of us have resorted to using commercial products or company manufactured goods, some still resort to the safe and natural ways to get rid of acne scars. A lot of plants, fruits, and even vegetables have been said to eliminate acne scars. A few examples are cucumbers, apples, aloe vera gel, oranges, but have you heard of the so-called Tree of Life?
The coconut tree has been commonly called “The Tree of Life” especially by Asians. Every part of the tree is useful for building, medication, food, and tools. One particular part of the coconut that has been known to be helpful in many ways is the coconut oil.
Coconut oil is commonly used for nourishing our hair, making it smoother and silkier. It has also been known to nourish and whiten our skin. Some say it is a very crucial ingredient in some recipes. One thing that you might not know is that coconut oil is also used for the removal of acne scars naturally. Acne is mostly caused by bacteria that are easily trapped in our skin pores due to heat. Coconut oil contains lauric, caprylic and capric acid. These acids have been proven to fight against bacteria that causes acne. Also, coconut oil can serve as a cream to diminish acne scars and prevent new acne marks to form.
Applying coconut oil is not as complicated as using other products. Follow the steps below:
Wash face with warm water and soap, rinse with warm water so the pores would still be open.
Gently pat face with a clean and soft towel.
Apply coconut oil in the affected areas. It would be good if its cold so that the acids will get inside the pores and then it will close up avoiding other substances from getting trapped inside.
Do these two to three times a day continuously. It is suggested though to do this morning, noon, and before going to sleep
There may also be other methods of using coconut oil as an aid in the removal of acne scars, but it is you who can decide which works well for you. The process may be as easy as one two and three, but remember, like any other product, this will not work overnight or if you stop using it from time to time. The key for this natural solution to work is to use it continuously until you reached the desired result, but if you choose to continue even then, there will still be no problem because coconut oil is a natural solution making it most likely safe to use. In cases of allergy or intense skin reaction, stop using coconut oil immediately.