Does Coconut Oil Cause Acne?

No. Coconut oil does not cause acne. It actually helps acne instead.

If that's the case, then why are some people saying that coconut oil causes acne?

That's because they got more breakouts on their face after application of coconut oil. But didn't I just say that coconut oil helps acne? So, why does breakout happen?

Some say that the breakout is caused by coconut oil being comedogenic. Unless you use a really poor quality coconut oil like the hydrogenated type or one that is badly processed and it feels sticky on skin, coconut oil does not clog pores easily.

In fact, the breakout has something to do with coconut oil's detoxifying compounds called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). When you rub coconut oil on your skin, because its MCFAs are small in size they can easily penetrate your skin cells, providing a burst of energy to fuel your cells to expel toxins (you're probably unaware that our skin stores toxins).

When these toxins (together with some sebum) get pushed up to the surface of your skin, and you have some dead cells clogging the pores at the same time, tiny bumps of whiteheads will break out on your face.

Coconut oil draws toxins and triggers whiteheads

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Can Coconut Oil Cause Diarrhea?

If you experience symptoms similar to diarrhea and feel a little nauseous after eating coconut oil, odds are, you have taken a bit too much especially when you're just getting started with this health-promoting super food or your body has yet to get used to its bowel-loosening effect.

Coconut oil causes diarrhea

Coconut oil (particularly the virgin type) contains 64% medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which are not only good at protecting you against diseases and harmful microorganisms, but are also effective in softening stools and loosening bowels.

In other words, coconut oil is a powerful cure for constipation as one of its many health benefits.

However, taking 2 or even 3 tablespoons of the oil in one sitting especially on an empty stomach can cause diarrhea-like symptoms. Not only coconut oil starters, even seasoned coconut oil eaters (like me) or those who have serious constipation issues will have very loose stools if they consume the oil that way.

This is one of the side effects resulting from eating too much coconut oil in one sitting.

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How to Take Coconut Oil for Constipation?

Poop finally gets out after using coconut oil for constipation

When you didn't take enough fiber-rich food like vegetables and fruits, drink adequate water, or exercise on a regular basis, you're likely to suffer from constipation.

That's not all. Taking certain drugs, under stressful situations, experiencing changes in your lifestyle or routine, ignoring the urge to move your bowels, abusing laxatives, having irritable bowel syndrome, traveling or hormonal changes can also cause constipation.

So, what can you do to treat constipation?

Needless to say, all you have to do is take more fiber-rich food, drink more water and exercise regularly, right?

Well, not exactly. These good eating habits and lifestyle may work for most people. But some people just couldn't move bowels smoothly or fail to pass stool at all for days even with more intake of water and fiber.

When that occurs, you need something really powerful to override whatever that stops you from loosening bowels. And that would be coconut oil.

For your infoMore often than not, you suffer from constipation because your stool is hard. And forcing it out may cause rectal bleeding. Softening your stool with coconut oil can greatly reduce the friction between your stool and rectum, resulting in smooth bowel movements.

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