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coconut oil to treat acne?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2011 at 6:44 PM

has anyone tried using coconut oil topically to treat facial acne? any success?

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on August 26, 2011
at 12:46 AM

Add me to the 'coconut oil no-good' group.

Fe535c4994ac6176f76e1ff6d29eb08a

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on August 25, 2011
at 09:51 PM

I just use it topically, as you would any other moistuizing cream. Right after the shower in the morning and/or right before bed. However, being an oil rather than a cream, a little goes a long way.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on August 25, 2011
at 09:34 PM

I only used it once and had a major outbreak.

Cad33a3c7874ebf0f6885e9a8d1d22a3

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on August 25, 2011
at 09:23 PM

can you explain how you use it? do you rinse it off? wipe it off? etc etc?

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on August 25, 2011
at 07:43 PM

same here. It will make me breakout anywhere I put it (legs, arms). So much for natural sunblock.

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 25, 2011
at 07:13 PM

Coconut oil works great on skin, though some people noticed adverse effects. Try it out yourself, that's the only way to know for sure.

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904c4e00b45540cddd8b79c8dbcfcb24

on August 25, 2011
at 07:23 PM

I found it had the opposite effect on me...it made me break out. I stopped using it frequently and will reserve it for use once in a while in the winter.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on August 26, 2011
at 12:46 AM

Add me to the 'coconut oil no-good' group.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on August 25, 2011
at 07:43 PM

same here. It will make me breakout anywhere I put it (legs, arms). So much for natural sunblock.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:34 PM

I only used it once and had a major outbreak.

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9f933fedd259b97a5369c3ee5dae3151

on March 19, 2013
at 04:12 PM

I love using it as an oil cleanser. On weekdays I take about a teaspoon of coconut oil, 4-6 drops of jojoba oil, and a little less than a teaspoon's worth of castor oil. Massage it into my face for about 5 mins, then steam the oil off by pressing a hot towel against my face until it cools. Voila! Cleanser and moisturizer in one go. It's calmed the inflamed spots down a lot, and generally everything heals a lot faster as well as my skin lots a lot more even. Also, I don't have such an oily face during the day. It's pretty magical. But I would definitely tailor the oils you use to your own face.

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Fe535c4994ac6176f76e1ff6d29eb08a

on August 25, 2011
at 09:20 PM

I hesitate to say that it definitely worked for me as I adopted it when I was also making a number of other changes in diet, fitness, and the like. However, since doing all of this, I have not only cleared up any acne issues, but also my skin in general looks healthier, pores are smaller, and I dont have to worry about sunburn.

Cad33a3c7874ebf0f6885e9a8d1d22a3

(260)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:23 PM

can you explain how you use it? do you rinse it off? wipe it off? etc etc?

Fe535c4994ac6176f76e1ff6d29eb08a

(4286)

on August 25, 2011
at 09:51 PM

I just use it topically, as you would any other moistuizing cream. Right after the shower in the morning and/or right before bed. However, being an oil rather than a cream, a little goes a long way.

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Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

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on August 25, 2011
at 08:38 PM

I've had great success with using CO on my face, although I also cut down on the amount of makeup I was using and quit using soap on my face at the same time, so it's probably a combination of factors. I rub a small amount on my face, then use a hand towel to wipe of the excess so that I'm not shiny.

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9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

on August 25, 2011
at 08:36 PM

I had great luck with short-term use on my face. The only issue was that it didn't really soak in all that well and I had to wipe off the excess constantly.

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D2e6eb2ab91f5e11589cf34b44b8e4cd

on August 25, 2011
at 08:27 PM

Look into essential healing oils. I use tea tree oil if I get a pimple, and I also use it on my husband's psoriasis. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties. It even kills mold!

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Cd3f369934d5449d804b0a248914439b

on August 25, 2011
at 08:16 PM

CO worked great for treating a rash on my face. Made it disappear in several days after I had tried 10-12 other creams that didn't work. Not sure if it would work as well for acne or not. It will make you kind of shiny though.

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29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on August 25, 2011
at 07:44 PM

Would rather go for the jojoba oil. I use it on my skin and it works really well.

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