Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Acne Scar Treatment

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Sometimes the dead skin cells, dirt and other such toxins are responsible for clogging of the pores of skin as a result of which the oil produced by the sebaceous glands is trapped inside. This trapped oil can provide the harmful bacteria a perfect environment to thrive and grow. As a result of which acne breakouts and infections are experienced. Acne can sometimes be severe and painful and it can affect the skin deep down leaving scars and marks.

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The causes of acne are numerous which include an unhealthy diet, genetics, an unhealthy hygiene, certain beauty products and medications, smoking, hormonal changes in body and various other such factors. Acne is most commonly found in teenage boys and girls during the puberty years and during this time the hormonal changes in body result in an overproduction of sebum causing acne.

These acne scars can belong to any of these acne scar types such as papules, nodules, pustules and cysts and the severity of the scars belonging to these types can vary from each other. For treatment of acne scars a huge variety of natural and homemade remedies are available but if these scars are sever and deep inside the skin then they cannot be treating using natural treatments and need medical procedures for proper treatment.

Coconut oil for acne scar treatment

Coconut is widely acclaimed for its amazing health and skin benefits. This oil is extremely beneficial when consumed as well as applied on skin for a wide range of purposes. The coconut oil is extracted from coconut tree which is mostly found in regions dry regions. Coconut oil is also widely used to cook food and prepare a huge variety of dishes as it is low calories and has a low boiling point making it highly suitable for use while cooking.

The skin benefits of coconut oil are also numerous. Some of these are mentioned below:

  • Coconut oil contains lauric acid as a basic component which has amazing antifungal and anti-viral properties proving extremely helpful in treatment f acne and acne scars. The lauric acid is extremely effective in killing of harmful bacteria which reside inside the skin pores causing acne problems.
  • The application of coconut oil is very helpful in soothing and calming the skin which results in reduced redness and inflammation caused due to acne problems.
  • The coconut oil is similar to the sebum produced naturally by our skin in texture due to which application of this oil as a moisturizer does not result of clogging of the skin pores and hence acne can be avoided as well.
  • Applying coconut oil on your acne prone skin results in preventing oxidation and as a result the healing process of your skin is accelerated.
  • Eating coconut oil is also very helpful in stimulating the bowel movements as a result of which the digestive system functions properly and a healthy digestive system is very important for your skin to remain flawless and acne free.
  • The coconut oil is rich in antioxidants which are helpful in protection of your skin against factors such as acne causing free radicals. It also helps in promoting the formation of healthy and new skin cells and replacing the dead skin cells.
  • Coconut oil also contains caprylic and capric acid which helps on the growth of new skin cells and replace the dead skin cells. It also contains useful vitamins like vitamin E and K which encourage the cell growth of acne affected skin.
  • The production of collagen is also accelerated as a result of taking coconut oil due to which the smoothness, firmness and elasticity of the skin is improved.
  • Applying coconut oil also helps in lightening and fading of the acne marks and dark spots and making your skin tone even.

How to use coconut oil for prevention of your acne scars?

Coconut oil is one of the most effective natural ingredients when it comes to treating acne scars. It does not have any side effects on your skin no matter what type of skin you have. The coconut oil is easily available in stores and it can use for both application on skin as well as consumption for treating sin problem. A few methods on which coconut oil can be used are mentioned below:

 

  • Extra virgin coconut oil for acne scar treatment

 

Ingredients

 

  • Few drops of extra virgin coconut oil

 

Method of usage

In order to apply virgin coconut oil you have to take a few drops of this oil and massage in circular motions using your finger tips. Before applying this oil you must wash your face and pat it dry. Keep massaging your face focusing n acne scars for at least five minutes and the leave it on for 10 more minutes. After that, rinse off the oil using warm water. Then wash your face using cool water and pat it dry. You can also leave the oil overnight so that it absorbs completely and acne scars are treated.

 

Diluted coconut oil for treatment of acne problems

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • ½ tablespoon of rose water

Method of usage

In order to apply diluted coconut oil on your acne prone skin you will need to mix one teaspoon of this oil into half teaspoon of rose water in a small bowl. Then massage this mixture on your face or other areas of body where acne is experienced. Keep massaging for a few minutes and then leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing if off using warm water. Then rinse your face with cool water so that the skin pores can be closed and then pat your skin dry using clean towel. Repeat this activity on daily basis in order to achieve best results.

 

Coconut oil and baking soda mixture for acne scar removal

Baking soda is very powerful ingredient for exfoliating your skin and removing dirt and harmful bacteria from it. Baking soda can also be used a cleanser as it is very effective in this regard as well.

Ingredients

  • One tablespoon of coconut oil
  • One teaspoon of baking soda

Method of preparation and usage

Take a small bowl and add to it one tablespoon of virgin coconut oil and one teaspoon of baking soda. Mix both these ingredients well to form a paste and then massage this paste like mixture on the acne scars and marks on your skin. Then leave it on your skin for at least 5 minutes before rinsing it off using cool water. Repeat this procedure on daily basis in order to get rid of acne scars and marks.

 

Coconut oil and brown sugar mixture for prevention of acne scars

Brown sugar is also a strong exfoliating agent and when applied on acne affected skin it can help in removal of dead skin cells and helps in the growth of new cells. Brown sugar also helps in making your acne marks appear lighter and cleanse them.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of pure coconut oil
  • ½ tablespoon of brown sugar

Method of preparation and usage

Take a small amount of brown sugar and grind it to form a powder. Then add half tablespoon of this powdered brown sugar into 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and then mix both these ingredients well in order to form a paste. Then massage this paste on your face using your finger tips and keep massaging for a few minutes focusing on the acne scars. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse if off using cool water. Repeat this procedure twice every week in order to get rid of acne marks.

 

Coconut oil and aloe vera gel for acne scars

Aloe vera is widely known as the wonder herb and it can prove to be extremely effective in treatment of various skin problems. Applying aloe vera will help in soothing the inflammation and irritation caused due to acne problems and it also speeds up the healing process of acne wound. Applying aloe vera gel on the acne affected areas of your skin also helps in killing acne causing bacteria and removes acne marks and scars.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

Method of preparation and usage

Take a small bowl and mix into it a tablespoon of aloe vera gel and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Then apply this gel like mixture on your face and other skin areas where scars exist. Leave it on for almost 10 minutes and then massage this gel for 5 minutes with the help of your finger tips. Make sure that your face and hands are clean before applying this mixture on your skin. Rinse off this paste with the help of warm water followed by cool water. Repeat this process on regular basis until you get rid of the acne scars.

 

Coconut oil and raw honey for acne scar treatment

Honey is also a very rich natural ingredient which has amazing health and skin benefits. It contains components which are very effective in bleaching your skin naturally and killing the harmful bacteria which can become a cause of acne breakouts. Honey also helps in keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey

Method of preparation and usage

In order to prepare this mixture add honey and coconut oil to a small bowl and mix both these ingredients well. Then using your fingertips apply this mixture on the acne scars of your skin.Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse it of thoroughly using cool water. Pat your skin dry with a clean soft towel and then apply a mild natural moisturizer so that your skin does not get dry.

 

Coconut oil and turmeric powder for treatment of acne spots and marks

Turmeric powder is a very useful ingredient for reducing the redness and inflammation caused on your skin due to acne problems. Applying this powder can also help in killing bacteria which get clogged inside the skin pores in addition to accelerating the healing process of your skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Method of preparation and usage

Take 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil and mix into it a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mix these ingredients well in order to form a paste. Apply it on your skin using your fingertips and leave it on for at least 15 minutes. Then massage this paste gently with the help of wet fingers for five minutes. Then wash if off using warm water followed by cool water which helps in keeping the skin pores closed. Repeat this procedure on daily basis until the acne scars are totally removed.

 

Coconut oil and chickpea flour for prevention of acne scars

Chickpea flour is very helpful in removal of dead and acne affected cells of your skin and healing broken skin as well. Applying this flour also contributes towards absorbing the excess oil produced by the sebaceous glands of your skin. When used on scars the chickpea flour helps in lightening them and making them disappear.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour
  • 3 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • A few drops of coconut oil

Method of preparation and usage

Take the above mentioned amounts of these ingredients including chickpea flour, plain yogurt and turmeric powder and mix all of them in a bowl to form a paste. Wash your face and pat it dry then massage a few drops of coconut oil on to your skin for at least 5 minutes. Then apply the chickpea flour paste over the oil and leave it on your skin for 15 minutes. Massage this paste in circular motions using your finger tips for a few more minutes and then rinse it with the help of lukewarm water. Apply a moisturizer afterwards so that the skin remains hydrated. Repeat on daily basis.

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