DIY Acne Remedy

DIY Acne Remedy

Many people have the issue of battling with acne. I know that no matter what I do to help clear it up, it always seems to come back. I decided to experiment with coconut oil, yes it is an oil but with a secret weapon. The lauric acid is recognized as an acne fighter thanks to its anti-microbial properties. I have used coconut oil before as a moisturizer, shaving cream and even a make-up remover, which has worked amazingly! My skin is very sensitive so I was happy that the coconut oil didn’t irritate it at all.

I planned to experiment with coconut oil on my face for a week to track my results. I figured a week would be long enough to see improvements, so I began on a Sunday and didn’t stop until Saturday. My face has also been prone to redness; within a day I noticed a significant difference. I feel like it also smoothed and evened out my complexion. Let me tell you what I did:

DIY Acne Remedy:

  • Wash your face with a teaspoon of coconut oil at night  – I prefer to take showers at night so this was easy to do. I took the coconut oil and rubbed it all over my face and then completely rinsed it off. This removes make-up, dirt and anything else that shouldn’t be on your face. It also leaves your skin feeling moisturized and fresh.
  • If you have specific blemishes that need catered too, apply enough coconut oil to completely cover the blemish. Do this right before bedtime and do not rub in. This will allow the coconut oil to absorb into blemish and help to clear it up.
  • In the mornings, use the coconut oil as a moisturizer with an added SPF. Lightly apply a thin layer of coconut oil to your face and allow to ‘dry’ before applying your everyday make-up. This kept a nice moisture to myskin without it drying up and it helped my make-up go on smoothly.

I did this specific routine for one week and saw such an improvement with my acne. If I saw a blemish begin to form, I would make sure to put the coconut oil on it right before bed and in the mornings it would already begin to look better. Now, within a week’s time my face has not become completely blemish free but I will continue to use this technique on my skin and will be happy to see even more results! If you want to try another technique for cleansing with oil read our Oil Cleansing Method blog.  Have you tried using oil on your skin? If so, how did you feel about the outcome?

-Lani

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6 Comments Post a comment

  1. July 31, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    how much time i have to apply the oil?when i will remove this oil?

    • August 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      Hey Ankita,

      Great Question! If you are washing your face with the oil, wash as you normally would with a face cleanser, about a minute, then some of the oil will absorb onto your skin and the rest can be rinsed off with warm water. If you are applying the oil to a problem area at night leave it on overnight, when you wake up in the morning the oil will have absorbed into your skin and there will be nothing to remove. Also, if you are applying coconut oil as your moisturizer there is no need to remove as it will absorb into your skin leaving a nice base for any make-up you may choose to apply. I hope this helps and let us know if you have any more questions!

  2. Natasha Miller
    August 21, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Hello…I heard alot about coconut oil….my question is, is this the actual cooking oil or another type? Never knew that.

    • August 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Natasha,
      Yes – this is the SAME coconut oil you’ll find in the kitchen! How great is that? Why put anything on your body you can’t put in it, right?

  3. June 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I LOVE using coconut oil. I use it for cooking all of my meals as well as for moisturizing my skin and lips. It is a much better alternative to products that contain alcohol and other irritants that may aggravate our skin. I also love it because it helps boost brain function and helps boost our metabolism too! It is literally great for everything.

    • July 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      So glad you love it Melody! There are a million and one uses for coconut oil and we love them all!

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