Finally, your best friend is getting married this month. You can’t wait to sway in your designer lehenga and kill everyone with your smashing looks.
But..omg…the dreaded pimples appear when you least expect it. And even if the pimples vanish in a week, the scars are difficult to get rid of.
Worry not as #thecoconutpeople have the solution. Today, I’ll share with you how you can get rid of acne scars by using coconut oil.
Just when you thought that you know about every possible benefit and usage of coconut oil, this wonder oil surprises you. The discovery that coconut oil can be an effective remedy for treating acne scars is an addition to the long list of remedies this versatile oil offers.
Who Applies Oil to an Already Oily Skin?
Your doubt is genuine. After all, acne usually appears on oily skin and applying the super-hydrating oil on an acne filled skin doesn’t sound like a good idea!
However, dermatologists believe differently. And they have a logical explanation (and tons of proof) for it.
Acne breakouts are caused due to infections in your facial pores. And in order to treat these pimples, you need something that is antibacterial. Just like coconut oil.
The oil is naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal. It contains lauric acid that works magically to heal acne from your face without leaving any scars behind. At the same time, its antioxidants protect your skin from further onslaught and keep it hydrated. All in all, it promotes self-healing.
Why Coconut Oil is better for Oily Skin as Compared to Astringent?
Most women I know blame oily skin for an acne breakout. And a lot of them use astringents to remove excess oil from the skin. However, when you remove the natural oils from the skin, it compensates by producing more oil which can aggravate the acne production even more.
This leads to a vicious cycle of oily skin and acne breakout which coconut oil can break.
Coconut oil mingles with all the lipid-soluble dust and impurities from your pores allowing it to breathe. It further nourishes your skin with lauric acids, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E which makes the skin healthy and clear.
How to Use Coconut Oil to Get Rid of Acne Scars
Applying coconut oil to your skin can help in reducing acne scars. But if used in specific ways, you can see a magical effect really fast.
#thecoconutpeople brings to you ways in which you can use coconut oil to help your skin heal and remove acne scars.
1. Use Only High-quality, Organic, Virgin Coconut Oil
For the coconut oil to work best on your skin, you need pure coconut oil that is free from chemicals or additives. Virgin cold-pressed coconut oil is the oil that is extracted without any chemical, compounds or additives.
Similarly, organic coconut oil is extracted from coconuts that are grown without the use of GMOs, pesticides, or insecticides. These chemicals can change the oil’s original composition and can add more toxins to skin instead of removing it and therefore must be avoided at all cost.
Our coconut oil is organic, cold-pressed and virgin. This oil remains true to its natural composition and retains all of its health properties. Keep this coconut oil in a separate jar and do not contaminate it with other poor quality coconut oil.
2. Open Your Pores before Applying Coconut Oil
If your skin is oily, opt for some pore-opening treatment before applying the coconut oil. Using steam will open your pores as well as clear away the surface oil which will allow for better penetration of the coconut oil.
If the coconut oil is in a solid state, rub the oil between your palms to warm and liquefy it before applying it on the skin.
3. Use it As a Night Cream
Your skin heals the most when you are sleeping. Therefore, the best way to use coconut oil for acne treatment is to apply it before you go to bed and leave it overnight. Wash your face with a mild cleanser in the morning and apply some more coconut oil or some moisturizer to retain its benefits.
4. Use Coconut Oil as Food
In addition to applying coconut oil on the skin, you can also consume coconut oil to beat the acne. Eating coconut oil as a dressing on salads or as cooking oil will improve the immune system and prevent bacteria that are a common cause of acne. It is also rich in Vitamin E, proteins and Omega acids that make the skin look healthy and glossy.
Coconut oil can take care of your acne worries so you look gorgeous at parties and social events. The key is to stick to extra-virgin, organic, cold-pressed coconut oil.
Try the organic, virgin coconut oil from “The Coconut People” and witness the magical journey of your skin transformation.