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Acne and Coconut Oil

Acne and Coconut Oil

Acne is the most common skin disorder for men and women alike. Everyone has breakouts, and you would think with the amount of resources and knowledge we have, we would be able to treat and prevent acne more permanently. Unfortunately, everyone gets acne for different reasons. Since there is no way to prevent all acne, we do have the ability to treat breakouts and prevent scarring.

We can all breath easy that, despite popular belief, chocolate and greasy foods do not cause acne, though there is some suggestion that food sensitivity can trigger breakouts for certain people. The main causes of acne include hormonal changes, genetics, and improper cleansing. Those with oily skin can be more prone to frequent breakouts compared to those with normal to dry skin. The overproduction of oils can clog the pores and leads to the buildup of bacteria. 

It would seem counterproductive to add oil to oily skin in order to prevent acne, but in fact, it's a great remedy. Coconut oil has been shown to be effective at treating acne. Here's why: 

  • Vitamin E: Coconut oil is an amazing source of vitamin E. This is a natural way to clear blockage of the pores and helps remove excess sebum from the skin.
  • Anti-microbial and reduces irritation: Coconut oil quickly absorbs into the skin so you are not left with a slick residue. Instead your skin is left feeling moisturized and healthy. Due to the quick absorption, it penetrates the skin and immediately relieves the inflamed area.

Pro Tip: Add therapeutic grade tea tree essential oil to your Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil to pack an extra punch against blemishes. Tea tree oil is anti-bacterial and does a great job of drying up blemishes and removing harmful bacteria. 

Remember, this is not a cure-all for acne. Your skin is unique and everyone gets pimples. You are not alone! The best thing to do is find the right products for your skin type. Even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is extremely important. Try our Skinny & Co. Facial Oil for your face and decollate. It's packed with soothing roman chamomile and lavender. Find your favorite products and stick to a consistent routine. You will see results!

If you have severe acne, don’t be afraid to consult a dermatologist to discuss further ways to treat your skin. We always recommend talking to a health care professional for medical needs.

Pro Tip: Even though it's difficult, try not to pop your pimples. It makes them worse, spreads bacteria, and could potentially scar your beautiful face.  

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