I have been plagued with terrible skin since I was a teenager and I only recently (within the last year and a half) began washing my face with a coconut oil scrub. I also moisturize with coconut oil that stays in liquid form even if you refrigerate it. I can't even remember the last time my skin broke out. It's such a relief and so much better than any other medicinal product I've ever tried, which usually only irritated my sensitive skin and made my problems worse. I've also tried olive oil, but the coconut oil really seems to work much better, and it smells great.
At about 44 I started getting persistant acne on my forehead. Although I have a pretty good natural and organic food diet this became a problem for me. I tried many things including apple cider vinegar ingested and applied topically.
What seems to have made a dramatic difference is coconut oil taken orally. I came upon this purely by accident as I began adding a tablespoon of cocnut oil to my morning coffee each day just because I wanted to get the other health benefits of cococnut oil in my diet. After a couple of weeks of doing this I noticed that the acne had cleared quite considerably. That was the only dietary change that I can recall making so I am assuming it has helped. I would say it has given me about 75% improvement in the facial acne.
Coconut oil in my coffee also has given me a great boost and feeling of wellness in the morning. It seems to be a simple change with great benefits and I like the taste as well.
I have been suffering from a severe round of cystic acne caused by a hormonal IUD. I was preparing to start taking antibiotics and have cortisone injections in my face, but decided to try something natural first. After much trial and error, I have found the perfect regimen for my skin. I made a kind of salve using coconut oil, teatree oil and epsom salt. Using a double boiler, I brought about 6tbsp coconut oil to an almost boil, I added about 4 drops of teatree oil, a few tablespoons boiling water then just poured the epsom salts until about half of the liquid was absorbed. I use this as a cleanser, and it works like magic to exfoliate and to remove makeup and dirt from my skin. Then I put a thin layer over my face and go to sleep. If I do get a pimple (which has become rare) I dissolve some extra epsom salts in hot water and pat it over the area. It is also very important to drink lots of water and to remember that problem skin is not your fault!
I have started using Coconut oil for acne and I have always had OILY skin.... I was very reluctant to try it but had several (non-acne) spots I wanted to see what the coconut oil would do for my skin after looking up effects of coconut oil. I slowly expanded the areas I treated with coconut oil and eventually (after about a week) I was using it on my entire face after I washed it. I now use it every morning and night after I wash my face and I have NOT had any acne since I started using it. I did have several areas that seemed to be like clogged pores around my nose but they never got real red like before I used coconut oil taking at least 7-10 days to get rid of instead I was able to squeeze the stuff out of the pores very easily (not to mention I was quite surprised). I'm sure not everyone will have the same experience but I'm quite pleased and will continue to use it on my skin as long as I can get it.
I always had acne problems scince high school but, after following a routine and keeping m face clean I haven't scene a pimple sense.
First I started my morning with washing my face with just a plain non-foaming hand soap. Later in the afternoon I would Wash my face with just plain water. Finally at night I would put some coconut W/ Aloe lotion and just go to sleep. Thats It! I was so excited when I first saw results!
I had back acne with dark spots. After using coconut oil (having my husband rub it into my back most nights), in 3 months, my back became totally clear of all blemishes.. Coconut oil is also clearing dark spots & long-term acne scars on my face and legs. Takes a good year but, it does work. For example: I've had a keloid scar on my leg from a deep gash I got while climbing a fence when I was a 13 year old tomboy. I'm 50ish now and with continued use of coconut oil, the keloid scar has flatened, lightened, and is barely noticeable. In fact, most of the scars on my legs are disappearing. My husband said my skin is getting flawless. My face is not quite there yet because I have not totally eliminated my worst allergy/candida foods: milk, wheat, & sugar. These products ravage my skin. But... Work is in progress. (:
I have suffered from acne for over 18 years, I'm 31 now and am dealing with the worst of it in the last few years. Mine is cystic so it is painful regardless of the size and it scars. I have found what works for me. I cleanse my face morning and night with aveeno scrubbing clothes and then at night apply a very THIN layer of virgin coconut oil with a single drop of Tea Tree Oil. Once a week I will swab my face with Apple Cider Vinegar right before applying the VCO. My skin is glowing, clear and by morning my pores are small and my face is smooth and supple. I also drink ACV every 3 to 4 days in blueberry/pom juice, but I doubt I owe it the benefit.
I have suffered from extreme acne for over four years. I am very anti-medication and always look for alternative medicine (ie. natural oils, silver water, ect). I finally was fed up enough that I made an appointment to see a dermatologist. My body was covered in huge, painful pimples. Mostly my back and some on my face. It was by word of mouth, from a friend equally as commited to alternative medicine, that I heard about Coconut Oil. I saw immediate results. Some go through a detox stage, as I did from taking internally, but saw clearing of my back acne within 24 hours of topical use. AMAZING!!! It also got rid of my candida (an over production of yeast in the digestive system that makes you extremely bloated after meals) - This stuff is a God-Sent!
New York, Ny
I had acne for over 15 years and tried everything from alcohol witch hazel, neutrogena,and even a doctor had prescribed glycolic acid, all of which worked slightly but then stopped. I had dermatologists suggest using dial soap to kill bacteria but what was I to moisturize with. I think within those 15 years I have spent about $1200-$3000 in skin/acne wash and moisturizers.
The simplest solution for me, only realized after hyperpigmentation and awful bumps in centralied areas:
1. daily jog/use trampoline and drink green smoothie (kale, apple, carrot) in the mornings
2. wash face with Dr Bronners peppermint soap
3. moisturize with COCONUT OIL.
That's it!! and this works regardless of stage in life (puberty, older age)...very simple and effective.
For moisturising after acne treatment (H2peroxide) i have gone to using coconut oil, because vasaline is a petroleum byproduct. I keep a big pot available at all times and slather it on at night.You think your skin could never absorb this amount of oil,but it does and you dont smell like a coconut. It is amazing stuff and is part of my acne treatment, as its also antibacterial. Personally i think acne has more to do with overstressed liver organ, and working on that as well as skin is a good plan.
I have had acne all my l life and have tried everything. AFter getting very frustrated I decided to do what my grandma always suggested. I started using coconut oil on my face, as a moisturiser, a couple of months ago and I am loving it. When using it you may get put off in the first week or so as the initial couple of weeks you will break out (some bad some very bad). Basically it's the coconut oil detoxoing your skin. That happened to me and I had to just keep up with it so as to see the long term results. Now my skin is clearer and scars are lighter. Remember that pure coconut oil is antibacterial, antiviral and best of all it's not bad fat.I have started taking the EVCO (3 tbsps per day) and am noticing the difference internally as well. I have a very low immune system and I am noticing that I don't catch colds easily, I am more active, clearer mentally and overall wonderful.I am glad I gave it a go and now am seeing the results. It is also great used in the oil cleansing method used by a lot of people (including me). I am so happy that I don't use chemicals any more.. It feels so much better. My grandma was right and I owe this to her.
PS: you have to have a healthy diet. I experiented with my foods as well and noticed what made me break out.... sweets (all kinds), fried foods, caffeine, alcohol and dairy products especially cheese. I now know if I have any of these foods i will break out.
I started taking extra virgin coconut oil in order to asisst in losing weight-it has not done that but I do notice a massive difference in my complexion. I have had acne since highschool-since taking EVCO, I do not break out anymore. for a month my skin has been clear! Crazy but true.
Coconut oil used as a daliy and nightly moisturizer instead of chemical riden synthetics healed my dry, acne-prone skin!
I developed adult acne at age 18 despite dry skin. Recently, I was told to take zinc for my acne, but was already taking 200% and didn't want to risk overdosing, so I thought I'd crush a tablet and make it into a mask with coconut oil. Coconut oil sounded really good to me as it would moisturize and fight acne at the same time. Using this mask daily has made my acne much less red and started the healing process on my lingering acne scars. The zinc promotes healing and the coconut oil is supposed to have antibiotic properties. I crush one zinc tablet and add the contents of one coconut oil capsule to make a mask. Leave it on for 20-60 minutes. The longer the better, in my experience. Rinse it off with water and a mild soap. Follow up with a balancing toner.
I have been using topical prescription acne meds for 2 years and have done pretty well. This winter I have had a terrible time with dry skin and acne. I have tried exfoliators and lots of moisturizer to relieve the dry skin flakes and have seen no improvement. Just more pimples and flakes. One morning I woke up with a large rash on my neck where I had used an exfoliator. That night I started using coconut oil on my face and neck. (not virgin, Spectrum brand refined) My neck looked much better the next day and I did not wake up with any new pimples which I was very surprised. It was scary putting something so oily on my face! My large pimples under my neck went away in 3 days. My flaky skin was gone in one day. My skin looks great, soon I will try the virgin coconut oil for my face and to include in my diet. This is the first time I have ever been able to say that something natural and possibly a fad REALLY worked for me.
Organic Unrefined coconut oil cleared my face of blemishes and marks. I started breaking out on my face a couple months ago and I didn't know what to do. I tried everything. Then my dad told me about coconut oil and the health benefits it has. I did alot of research for it and it seemed like a good skin remedy. I decided to try it. I noticed a HUGE difference the next day. It has cleared my skin incredibly. It has made my skin soft and glowing just like it had been before. Coconut oil has also made me more energetic and even healthier. IT IS AN AMAZING MIRACLE CURE!!
I suffered from acne, tried most products in the shelf but nothing seemed to work. A friend told me about coconut oil which i have been using for the last five months all the acne cleared and the marks are clearing gradually. alt is a miracle cure!
I got some coconut oil from a friend that told me to put it on at night before i went to bed. I do not know what kind of coconut oil it is, but i put it on every night. I have always had a problem with acne and red blemishes on my face. The coconut oil cleared my face within days. I was stunned. I have tried face cleansers, proactive, skin buffers, etc. nothing worked for me. I will forever be grateful for the tip to use coconut oil.