Monday, 26 September 2016

Coconut oil for pimples


Yes, it’s very true. Coconut oil is one of the most very effective home remedies to get rid of pimples, especially for stubborn pimples and its marks. Coconut oil contains capric acid, caprylic acid, and lauric acid. Coconut oil has antifungal, antioxidants, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.Pimples are caused by all ages especially by teenagers and it has been an infamous and widespread problem for people of all ages.Those people who are lucky enough is able to get rid of pimples without spending time, money and energy but unfortunate for those people who needs to spend some time to get the best result and to stay a pimple free. Coconut oil is a natural and effective treatment for pimples and its symptoms.

Causes of pimples

Pimples are caused by an infection that opens up the sebum glands.Sebum gland is found all over human skin with the exceptions of the palms and soles.Sebum gland is the area waxy/oily substance - to lubricate the skin and hair of mammals, including humans. These glands then become clogged by bacteria and the resultant obstruction in sebum secretion is followed by inflammation, redness, swelling and pain and as a result, it causes pimples.

Symptoms of pimples

Blackheads- Blackheads also known as an open comedo.Blackheads are visible on the surface of the skin and are black or dark brown due to the oxidation of melanin, the skin's pigment.

Whiteheads- Whiteheads knew as a closed comedo. As the name suggest it is white in color and they are very small and remain under the skin, appearing as a small, flesh-colored papules.Mostly appear on nose, chin.

Cysts-Cysts commonly cause scars.They are clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are filled with pus and are usually painful.

Papules- Papules are small, solid, rounded bumps that rise from the skin. The bumps are often pink.

Pustules- Pustules are pimples full of pus. Pus consists of a buildup of dead leukocytes (white blood cells) from the body's immune system in response to infection. Pus is protein-rich fluid called liquor puris, usually whitish-yellow, yellow, or yellow-brown in color. They are clearly visible on the surface of the skin. The base is red and the pus is on the top.

Nodules-Nodules are morphologically similar (similar structure) to papules but larger. They can be painful and are embedded deep in the skin.

What is the role of coconut oil for Pimple treatment?

Fatty acid- Coconut oil is one the rich source of two of the most powerful antimicrobial agents found in food. These two powerful antimicrobial agents found are-Capric Acid and Lauric Acid. When this coconut oil is applied on the skin, some microbes (good ones) present on the skin convert these acids into Monocaprin and Monolaurin, respectively. This helps to replace the protective acid layer on the skin which is removed through constant washing and wiping by frustrated teenagers.

• Vitamin E- Coconut oil is a rich source of Vitamin-E. Vitamin E keeps your skin healthy and ensures proper functioning of the sebum glands and clears blockage. It can reduce some of those natural hormonal fluctuations that lead to the sebum gland becoming hyperactive.

• Anti-inflammatory- Coconut Oil smoothens your skin and highly penetrates, so when it is applied, it is absorbed quickly and immediately begins to reduce the inflammation from acne that is already present. Coconut Oil improves the rate of metabolism. This also indirectly affects proper secretion and hormonal balance, thus curbing the chances of developing acne, and increasing the rate of healing and repair to skin cells damaged by this widespread condition.

How to Use Coconut Oil the Right Way!

• Always use an organic coconut oil

Directions to Use

• Steam your face
• Drop a teaspoon of coconut oil on your palm and massage your face in a circular motion so that the nutrients sink deep into your pores.Usually, do this every day before going to bed.

What do you think? Have you tried coconut oil on your face? Did you love it? Hate it? If not, would you try it?

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