Coconut oil is good for acne because it contains quite a lot of medium-chain fatty acids that can help to detoxify your skin and body, stop the overgrowth of acne bacteria, stimulate cellular metabolism and finally clear acne.
How does coconut oil help with all of the aforementioned points?
1. Detoxify Your Skin and Body
Medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are extremely good antitoxins because they can quickly penetrate your cells since they're relatively smaller in size and hence, easily energize your tissues and cells to expel toxins.
You're probably unaware that toxins are one of the causes of acne, aren't you?
When your body is overloaded with toxins, your liver suffers as a result. When your liver weakens, it can't help to properly regulate your skin oil production and so your skin becomes excessively oily. Oily skin is always more acne-prone though oily skin may not necessarily trigger acne.
Too much toxins in the body will also lead to toxins being transported to skin. And if your cellular metabolism is slow in general, your skin will store toxins instead of purging them.
Both consuming coconut oil and using it on your skin can help to strengthen your liver function so that your liver can help to normalize your skin oil production and expel toxins out of your skin respectively.
2. Stop Acne Bacterial Overgrowth
Medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are not only good at removing toxins, they are good at fighting and killing acne bacteria too because they possess antimicrobial properties.
A haywire body produces skin oil abnormally. This excessive skin oil then becomes food for acne bacteria, which will grow to the degree whereby they finally colonize in your skin tissues and destroy your skin cells to create more space for their growth. This results in more peeling off of dead skin cells and hence, more clogged pores. Acne is the final “product".
So with regular application of coconut oil on your skin, your acne bacterial count will fall.
3. Stimulate Cellular Metabolism
When your cells are energized by the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil, their overall metabolism increases as a result. This not only helps to speed up toxin removal, but also helps to build more new cells quicker so that dead skin cells can be replaced timely to prevent your skin from becoming rough and flaky that can lead to more pores getting clogged and cause an acne breakout.
Speaking of acne breakout, if your skin has stored lots of toxins underneath it, you may get more little bumps popping up on the surface of your skin as coconut oil gets deeper into your skin tissues to help expel toxins. This is perfectly normal for treating acne with the antitoxin coconut oil and it's super good for your skin because only a toxin-free skin will glow.
So, if you want to clear your acne with coconut oil and have good skin at the same time, do not be alarmed when breakout occurs on you. Of course, you may not suffer any breakout at all provided you've started with a diet that contains mostly vegetables and whole foods.