Coconut Oil For Acne Prone, Large Porous, And Oily Skin

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Doc, is it true that coconut oil can cure acne and get rid of scars and also remove blackheads? Because I’m having inflamed zits for years, I haven’t recovered with drugs, facial soap, beauty clinics, dermatologists, etc. I read the article that said virgin coconut oil can get rid of pimples, blackheads and scars. But my skin is oily and has a large porous, is that okay? if possible please take steps to use coconut oil that is good and right for my zits and oily skin.

1 Answer:

Hello Eka

Acne can form due to the following processes on the skin:

Epidermal follicular hyperproliferation which causes obstruction of the skin follicles
Excessive production of skin sebum
Enhancement of colonies and the activity of commensal bacteria Propionibacterium Acne

Inflammation of the skin

Some risk factors for jerry cans include:

Age: teenagers most often
Genetic factors
Skin type: oily - seborrheic
Lifestyle: smoking, consumption of certain foods, stress, lack of exercise, lack of sleep
The use of cosmetics which are comedogenic

Acne that arises also varies in shape from blackheads, papules (small dense lumps), pustules (small bumps containing pus), nodules (larger sized pustules), to the cystic shape (very large nodules). Handling given to patients varies depending on the dominant form of acne / severity of the skin. Medications given to patients can be topical (used outside the skin) or taken.

Coconut oil has several benefits for the skin including:

Reducing inflammation and preventing infection
Fighting free radicals
Increase skin hydration so that it can be used as a skin moisturizer
Evens out skin tone

The use of coconut oil in packaging should read "virgin", "extra virgin", "unrefined" which means pure coconut oil does not add any other ingredients. How to use it by pouring a tablespoon into the palm of the hand, then flatten it on the palm (to make it more liquid and warm) before applying it to the area of ​​the face that has been cleaned. Avoid using it with cotton because it will make the cotton fibers sticky on facial skin. Use only lightly and can be left overnight and then rinsed the next morning.

Unfortunately the use of coconut oil for oily skin still reaps the pros and cons, because coconut oil is comedogenic (especially if it is densely lumpy), so it can clog skin follicles and actually stimulate acne formation. In some people its use can trigger acne breakouts. Coconut oil is recommended for those who have dry, rough, and easy peeling skin.

If you still want to try you should use it thinly, use it after the oil is really liquid (by leveling it first in the hand - don't forget to wash your hands and face first) on certain parts of the face. Use maybe 10-15 minutes (like wearing a mask) then rinse. You can see in advance how your skin responds to breakouts or not. If the results are good, please continue to other parts of the face. Avoid applying coconut oil to the area near the eyes.

Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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