How to Use Coconut Oil for Acne

Coconut oil drips on pimple for acne treatment

Before I show you how you can effectively use coconut oil for acne treatment, I need you to first understand what EXACTLY causes your acne... why you're getting it. This is because IF you're treating your acne with coconut oil but at the same time, you're doing something foolish that offsets the oil's effect on acne, it can cause more breakouts on your face and make your acne worse than before.

I just want to make absolutely sure you're able to clear your acne nicely with the use of coconut oil. So now, let's see why you're getting acne.

Why Do You Get Acne?

You get acne on your face and skin because your liver fails to timely deactivate androgens, which are sex hormones produced by your adrenal gland and sex gland (ovary in females, testis in males).

What have these hormones got to do with acne?

Good question. These hormones can stimulate your sebaceous glands (under your skin pores where hair follicles are) to secrete an oily substance called sebum that helps to lubricate your skin and hair and prevent your skin from drying and cracking.

Actually, there's nothing wrong with the presence of androgens (androgenic hormones) since we need them to help regulate oil production for our hair and skin care, and perform other functions as well.

But problems arise when some of them are not properly deactivated by your liver after they have accomplished their jobs. These "remain-active" hormones then continue to circulate in your bloodstream and stimulate your sebaceous glands to keep producing sebum, resulting in an oily skin or face.

In fact, excessive sebum production doesn't necessarily cause acne on your skin or face unless the ever-increasing oil combines with blood toxins and together, they feed local acne bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes or simply P. acnes) which when multiply, can trigger hyperproliferation of dead skin cells (see FYI below). More dead skin cells means your pores are highly likely to get clogged easily.

For your infoAcne bacteria cells will produce proteins and enzymes to break down the surrounding skin tissues causing the skin cells to "peel off" and die prematurely. The reason for this is simple – the acne bacteria need to create more space for their fast growth.

In the meantime, bacterial infection prompts your immune system to inflame the comedones (clogged pores) and surrounding tissue in order for your body to fight the infection and heal the red, swollen tissue.

How acne formsDid you know that overgrowth of Candida (yeast) in your gut can cause acne too?

Candida normally gets out of hand due to lack of friendly gut bacteria to keep them in check. What happens next is that the yeast may run riot and spread throughout your body via your bloodstream and eat almost anything in sight and then poop out mycotoxins (adding on to blood toxins), which your liver has to deal with. This again, weakens your liver function to deactivate androgenic hormones.

So, to treat your acne effectively, you need to strengthen your liver, regulate your hormones, expel your toxic buildups, unclog your pores, stop the growth of acne bacteria (P. acnes may also be found in your gut besides on your skin) and Candida by maintaining friendly bacteria in your gut. Using coconut oil can help you achieve these.

How does Coconut Oil Help Your Acne Treatment?

Coconut oil helps your acne treatment by:

  • boosting your liver's ability to filter out toxins (another vital function of liver) and deactivate used androgenic hormones so as to prevent the buildup of blood toxins and sebum, and hence, keep your skin less acne-prone.
  • energizing your cells to help expel toxins through your skin to relieve your liver of detoxification load so that your liver can timely and properly deactivate used androgenic hormones, which in turn, regulate your sebum production and reduce your oily skin.
  • stimulating your bowel movements to quickly clear the toxic waste in colon to prevent toxic substances from resorbing into your bloodstream and burdening your liver.
  • sloughing off dead skin cells timely on the surface of your skin to prevent more clogging of pores that can lead to a more severe breakout.
  • calming down your sebum secretion.
  • killing excess acne bacteria and Candida to restore their balance on your skin and in your gut respectively with its antimicrobial fatty acids. Restoring balance helps to hamper growth of bacteria and yeast, and stop bacterial infection, and thus, reduce inflammation and stop hyperproliferation of dead skin cells.

For your infoWe don't kill all P. acnes because when they stay in balance with our internal system, they can help to defend our body against colonization and growth of harmful bacteria. That's why using antibiotics or eating meat loaded with antibiotics destroys our natural defense system. Coconut oil benefits acne by helping to keep P. acnes in balance.

But that's only provided you use virgin coconut oil for acne treatment. Why? Because virgin coconut oil:

  • contains 62–64% medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) and less than 1% short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) which can quickly convert into energy to boost the metabolism of your cells, tissues and organs, and strengthen their detoxifying and hormone-regulating abilities.
  • comprises potent antimicrobial fatty acids (such as lauric, capric, caprylic and myristic acids etc, particularly lauric acid as it takes up about 50% of the entire content in the oil) that can effectively fight off the overgrowing acne bacteria, Candida, disease-causing germs and other harmful microbes whether on or in your skin, or inside your body.
  • doesn't clog pores (non-comedogenic) because it doesn't get oxidized easily and become gluey. Thanks to its 92% saturated fat content. (Oxidized oil can worsen the clog by acting as glue to dead skin cells.)
  • "communicates" well with your skin as its MCFAs are similar to (and very much more than) those contained in the sebum. Because of this, virgin coconut oil gets easily absorbed into your skin and moisturizes your skin very well. And when your skin gets well moisturized, it reacts by producing less sebum.
  • prevents free radicals from attacking your skin with its antioxidative property (its predominant saturated fats are antioxidants by themselves, hence they can stop free-radical reactions) so that your skin can focus better on making new cells to replace dead cells and thus, fading off and healing acne scars.

In short, virgin coconut oil benefits acne by empowering your cells, fighting acne bacteria and yeast, expelling toxins, impeding oxidation and speeding up healing of acne and acne scars.

If you use refined coconut oil, you won't get the full healing benefits of what virgin coconut oil offers for your acne treatment since the refining process would have stripped some of its intrinsic antimicrobials off and decreased its detoxifying, antioxidative and skin-penetrating prowess.

What's even worse is that some refining process may include hydrogenation which causes the harmful trans-fatty acids to infiltrate into the oil. Your body and skin will suffer if you use this type of coconut oil.

Hence, make sure you choose ONLY virgin coconut oil for acne treatment, or best, organic virgin coconut oil (if you can afford) which is more natural and free of pesticides, parasites, bacteria, viruses and other harmful microbes, so your skin won't get further intoxicated with these tiny creepy crawlers.

For your infoFatty acids in coconut oil can only bring their antimicrobial effects into play upon breaking down into free fatty acids by digestive enzymes in our body or friendly bacteria in and on our skin. Without breaking down, coconut oil has no effect on bacteria, parasites, viruses and other microbes. That's the reason why molds can grow on coconut oil especially in countries where coconut oil is processed in an unhygienic environment.

How to Treat Your Acne with Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can use virgin coconut oil topically for acne. But the healing effect won't be as strong as when you eat it as well. By doing so, you can tackle the acne-causing factors not just from the outside, but from the inside as well.

However, I got to warn you about using virgin coconut oil for acne treatment. That is, you may suffer a breakout before your acne clears. And the breakout can appear worse than before you use the oil. Sounds scary?

Well, not all acne sufferers will experience the breakout with virgin coconut oil. That largely depends on how much toxins you have built up in your body and beneath your skin over the years.

For example, let's say you ingest plenty of toxins from a meat-laden diet. Now, your liver needs to perform 400 over functions every single day. And filtering out toxins from blood is one of its most critical functions.

For your infoThough our lungs, kidneys, and other waste-removal systems do also help to eliminate toxic substances, liver is the center of detoxification. It primarily purifies our blood of toxins. It is also liver that is needed to deactivate androgens, which are critical to acne formation. That's why I put more focus on the liver function.

But the problem is, your liver can only handle blood toxins to a certain capacity at any one time, which means you can easily overload your liver with a gush of nasty toxins entering your body with that toxic diet. So, when it gets overloaded and fails to eliminate all toxins from your blood, your body will start to mobilize your skin to help expel the unfiltered toxins.

Why skin? Because it is the largest organ of your body and thus provides the largest surface area for quick removal of excess toxins to help clean up your blood.

While your skin provides a good alternative route for removing blood toxins, not all cells beneath your skin are good at purging them. Think of each cell as a human being. It may "fall sick" or become weak due to an attack by toxic substances, free radicals, bacteria, fungi and viruses etc. So when its health deteriorates, it won't be able to perform as good as when it's healthy and strong.

Don't forget that each cell has its own waste to clear too (like us, they eat and poop). So, imagine it has to help with expelling toxins from the blood and if the toxins come in huge quantity, it can easily get overwhelmed and wind up storing the toxins instead.

Things get worse when you have more fat cells under your skin since fat cells can store fat-soluble toxins.

Imagine you have 0.001% of cells underneath your skin storing toxins... this "very small percentage" (i.e. millions of them) is sufficient to cause an acne breakout as coconut oil enters topically and penetrates deep into and underneath your skin to stimulate the cells to expel toxins and kill local bacteria that attack cells.

For your infoBacteria secrete exotoxins to attack cells and may release both exotoxins and endotoxins when they die and disintegrate. These toxins add on to the toxic load your skin has to handle and purge through your sebaceous glands and sweat glands.

Actually, when you only use coconut oil topically for acne treatment, the breakout on your skin or face may appear more severe (even in places where they never had acne before) than when you eat it as well. That's because eating coconut oil can help to clear up more toxins through bowel movement, reducing the amount of toxic buildups that are transported to your skin for purging.

For your infoYour acne might take a turn for the worse after consuming coconut oil. This could be due to the "massacre" of Candida yeast cells (if there's any in your gut) by coconut oil. Candida yeast cells release 70–80 different toxins when they die. This large amount of toxins can stress out your liver and hence, cause your acne to get worse. But that's only a temporary "side effect". As your toxins clear up, your acne will improve.

In other words, if you do not have Candida yeast, then you should practically not experience much breakout after eating coconut oil. Instead, you should have a smoother ride of acne healing.

So, if your want your acne treatment with coconut oil to be more effective without getting too severe a breakout, it's best to eat the oil as well to help with the detox.

There are acne sufferers who got freaked out by the breakout caused by sole topical application of virgin coconut oil on their face. Unaware of such healing crisis (Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction), they run back to commercial, over-the-counter drugs, creams, lotions or ointments that will on the surface "clear" their pimples but actually continue to store, bury and build up more toxins underneath their skin, making their skin even more acne-prone. What a shame!

Don't let the flare-ups scare you out of your wits. Continue to use virgin coconut oil for your acne treatment until the pimples or whiteheads eventually clear up and heal.

If you do feel worried about whether coconut oil may cause severe acne breakout on your face since you need to go to work or meet people outside after all, rather than avoiding it completely and continue using those chemical-laden commercial products, I suggest that you stick to using virgin coconut oil for your acne treatment (why not? It's so effective yet so natural!), but go slow – apply just a thin layer in circular motions on the affected area once a day (best, at night before sleep) for a week and observe for any breakout reaction.

(You can even do the acne treatment just twice or thrice a week at first and then use virgin coconut oil more often when you feel more confident and comfortable with it.)

For your infoAlthough virgin coconut oil is classified as hypoallergenic (low allergy-risk), it's best to put a dab of the oil on the inside of your elbow area first to test for any allergic reaction before you start using it for acne treatment. Wait a day for any unusual skin reaction. Allergy should take effect within a day if there is.

Because you're putting on just that much, it should not appear too severe on your face even if there is a flare-up. Continue the regimen until your pimples and whiteheads clear up. But your skin will take longer to heal since you only apply once a day.

However, if you don't mind the breakout and you're willing to go through the fire to get an acne-free skin, then apply virgin coconut oil 2 or 3 times a day. But same thing, a thin layer will do.

If you apply too much at one time, the excess will sit on the surface of your skin for some time before it gets absorbed. That's because our skin can only absorb coconut oil up to a certain degree at one time even if the oil is easily penetrable. So, no point slathering it on too liberally. A small amount goes a long way.

You may feel a little greasy right after each application, but after a few minutes the greasy feeling will disappear as coconut oil gets absorbed into your skin, leaving behind a super thin protective layer on the surface of your skin to keep off bacteria and other germs.

Some acne sufferers use a hot or warm washcloth or towel to cover their face or wash their face with warm water to open up their skin pores so that when they apply coconut oil onto the acne-affected area the oil will get absorbed into the skin more quickly. You may need to do that particularly during cold weather. Under normal temperature condition, the gentle rub with your finger tips or palms in circular motions for a couple of minutes should create sufficient warmth to open the pores for good absorption.

Also, do not apply over an already oily skin or makeup as this can affect coconut oil's absorption.

Make sure you cleanse your face or skin thoroughly before applying virgin coconut oil. And use only natural products for cleansing and removing makeup to prevent more chemicals from clogging the pores and intoxicating your skin. I've read a lot about people using coconut oil to cleanse and remove their makeup before they apply the oil the second time for acne treatment and overall skin care and it works great, you might like to try that.

So, that's how you should use virgin coconut oil for acne treatment, topically. And I said earlier on that you should eat coconut oil as well to help treat your acne more effectively, right?

Here's how: start out slow with 1 tablespoon (or 3 teaspoons) of virgin coconut oil spreading over a day first (add one tsp into your breakfast, one into your lunch and one into dinner). Or to make your life easier, split 1 tablespoon into half and take half tablespoon at breakfast while the other half at dinner.

For your infoYou can add virgin coconut oil to your diet for acne treatment or you can eat it raw on its own if you can stand the oily mouthfeel.

Do not take too much at first because virgin coconut oil (as it's highly detoxifying) may trigger diarrhea-like symptoms especially before your body has adapted to its potent detoxifying effect internally.

Once your body gets used to this natural oil after 7 days or so, you can then gradually increase the dose up to 3 tablespoons a day, again, spread throughout the day.

When using virgin coconut oil both internally and externally for acne treatment, you may experience 2–5 weeks of toxin-purging via your skin and bowel movements.

Like I said earlier, you should not get too severe a breakout when you eat coconut oil besides applying it to your skin. But if your entire body and skin have accumulated tons of toxic stuff over the past years, plus you have lots of toxins flowing in your bloodstream all day long, or you're being attacked by pathogens like Candida or other health-detrimental viruses and bacteria that release huge amount of toxins when they're killed by coconut oil, then I can't promise that your breakout will not be severe. It all really depends on your body's toxic levels.

Of course, if you have only little amount of toxins lurking under your skin and inside your body, and your liver is able to effectively remove toxins from your blood, you should experience immediate improvement and your acne will probably clear nicely and acne scars healed after few days of applying and eating virgin coconut oil, with little or no breakout.

Virgin Coconut Oil's Limitation on Acne Treatment

Despite its healing benefits on acne, virgin coconut oil cannot permanently stop your acne from breaking out. Why? That's because you have yet to fix the root cause of acne.

If you're with me all along, you would have realized that acne actually begins with overloading your liver with the gunky toxins that weaken your liver's ability to deactivate androgenic hormones, which are the prime culprits that make your skin acne-prone.

So, once you stop the overload, your sebum production will normalize, you'll have no toxins to mix with sebum and become power food for acne bacteria to multiply like crazy, your dead skin cells will shed at normal rate and your pores will always be unclogged and clear.

In other words, the environment that breeds acne will completely disintegrate.

Relying solely on virgin coconut oil for acne treatment can help prevent the formation of such acne environment to a certain extent only. That's because you can only apply that much virgin coconut oil to your skin and consume a max of 3–4 tablespoons per day (too much virgin coconut oil may give you the runs due to its bowel-stimulating effect, remember?).

Hence, if you don't take further steps other than using virgin coconut oil, your acne will most likely return with a "vengeance".

So, what else do you need to do to cure your acne once and for all?


Yup, that's my answer... direct and straightforward. You know why? Because if you don't stop that stupid act, no matter how good virgin coconut oil benefits acne, how much you put it on your skin and how much you eat it, the oil's detoxifying effect will always get diluted, neutralized or even overridden.

You're wasting virgin coconut oil (it's not cheap though).

Think of virgin coconut oil as a gunk remover. Imagine you hire this "gunk remover" to clean up the nasty gunk sticking around inside your body and under your skin. While he's cleaning up, you dump more garbage into your body. How effective do you think this gunk remover can perform?

It won't be long before your liver gets choked and overburdened, and acne flares up on your skin and face again. Make sense?

I know what you're thinking. True, we can't possibly keep all toxic substances and chemicals away from us since we're living in a modern world fraught with toxic pollutants and contaminants, and unscrupulous money-minded farmers and food corporations. But when you watch your diet and improve your lifestyle, you can remarkably decrease the amount of toxins gaining access into your body.

Less toxic intake means your liver will have enough ability to effortlessly deactivate androgens besides purifying your blood of toxins and thus, effectively cure your acne.

So, how to reduce your intake of toxins?

Let's take a look at your diet first since you can easily introduce toxins through a poor diet, which alone can cause severe acne breakout.

What Foods to Avoid for Acne?

Do you take lots of animal proteins such as meat, fish, dairy (e.g. milk, cheese, yogurt) and/or eggs every day?

Animal proteins are in fact very toxic by themselves. That's because they'll leave tons of acidic ash behind after digestion, increasing your blood acidity level. When your blood has too much acidic components in it, your liver will try to remove these components (deacidify) to restore the pH (acid-alkaline) balance of your blood. Deacidification is another vital function of liver.

If you ingest too much acidic foods like animal proteins or animal-based food, the regulation of pH by your liver can weaken your liver's abilities to remove other toxic wastes and "switch off" androgens.

Besides disrupting your pH balance, animal fat tissues store dioxins, which are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage your immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer. So, these toxic dioxins will add more stress to your liver.

On top of that, extreme stress, fear and anger struck in the animals when they're slaughtered elevate their steroid hormones to an all-time high. So, these over-excessive hormones will pass on to you when you eat them, and they'll overburden your liver.

End result? Acne flares.

What's even worse is that you'll ingest other growth hormones, antibiotics and pesticides as well via your meat (and dairy) consumption, overstressing your liver even more. And if you think that's not toxic enough, mercury from fish will fit the bill.

So, organic meat is better? Says who? Whether organic or non-organic, the dioxins, huge amount of steroid hormones when the animals get slaughtered and the "natural" acidic ash they leave behind are the same. It's just that organic meat may not contain antibiotics, pesticides and other growth hormones.

For your infoEven if you drink milk that is natural and organic and does not contain even a trace of injected hormones, antibiotics or any chemical additives, our body cannot digest milk as efficient as calves do since our digestive systems are built differently. This inefficiency in digestion adds stress to your overall systems, disturbing your hormonal balance as a result. And you know what will happen next.

Having said all that, cut back on animal proteins, dairy or any animal-based foods as much as you can or your acne treatment with virgin coconut oil will be wasted. Or best, quit them totally since you can easily obtain various nutrients you need from plant sources and whole food.

So, does that mean vegetarians and vegans are spared from acne?

Not when they eat too much processed foods containing unsaturated fats and refined carbohydrates.

Unsaturated fats from vegetable oils encourage oxidation and promote inflammation, which can hamper skin tissue repair and worsen your acne and acne-prone skin. They also produce body fats which can store fat-soluble toxins. That's why your body can store so much toxic crap underneath your skin and when coconut oil gets into your fat tissues and expel those toxins, you get an acne breakout.

As for refined carbs that come mainly from white flour (e.g. bread), white sugar and white rice etc, they can rapidly spike up your blood sugar, which then triggers the production of insulin and other hormones to regulate your blood sugar levels. This again, can overload and weaken your liver functions, resulting in an oily skin that promotes acne.

Imagine your diet contains lots of animal proteins plus refined carbs and unsaturated vegetable oils, and you use virgin coconut oil to treat your acne, how strong do you think virgin coconut oil can help with your acne treatment?

What Else to Avoid or Do for Acne?

Do you smoke, drink alcohol, consume caffeinated beverages like coffee or tea, overeat and undergo frequent mood swings such as stress, fear, anger, frustration or depression etc?

If you say 'Yes' to any or all of them, please... do yourself a favor, change these bad habits because they not only stress your liver with toxic chemicals and excessive hormonal production that worsen your acne, but they can ruin your overall health in the long run as well.

Wolfing down loads of food in one sitting can cause your liver and other digestive systems to overwork too. So, take small meals several times a day in intervals of 2–3 hours.

Not forgetting that a good quality sleep will improve your acne problem dramatically, particularly if you're in deep, restorative sleep between 1 and 3 AM, which is the specific period for liver to perform (in the context of acne, deactivating androgens) at its optimum.

Speaking of sleep. You should also try to change your pillowcase as often as you can (like once a week) or to save you the trouble and energy, place a clean towel over your pillow and sleep on it every night especially during the breakout period because the oily dirt (mixture of your skin oil, dust and other micro-particles) accumulated on the pillowcase may clog your pores and hence, aggravate the flare or delay the healing of acne on your face.

Oh, putting on makeup can intoxicate your body too. That's because toxic chemicals can enter your bloodstream through your skin or even get stored in the tissues under your skin. So, try to use more natural products for your skin or best, learn to appreciate your natural look so that you can save money on cosmetics and invest in premium quality virgin coconut oil for your acne treatment.

How to Guarantee a Skin Without Acne and Acne Scars for Good?

Besides avoiding acne-provoking food, improving your lifestyle and using virgin coconut oil for acne treatment, include in your diet more dark green leafy vegetables and vitamin-loaded fruits because these whole foods provide tons of super nutrients that benefit your skin and thus, help with your acne treatment and heal your acne scars.

A plant-based diet that embraces natural and fiber-rich whole foods can also help you prevent constipation since constipation increases your liver's detoxification load when the wastes get stuck inside your gut for too long and the toxins get resorbed into your bloodstream and delivered to every cell in your body.

Also, engage yourself in exercises because working out helps you relax and improves your lymphatic circulation that delivers nutrients to your cells and carries waste products away from your cells effectively.

For your infoOur lymph system relies solely on our physical activity to operate. So, the more you move, the better your cells can detox.

If you can't do strenuous workouts, gentle tai chi or yoga moves are good for acne treatment too because they can help regulate your mood and balance your hormones, and improve your body's detoxification systems.

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For your infoOur body tends to produce more androgens during puberty, menses, menopause or hormonal disorder causing our skin to become more acne-prone. However, so long as you follow the program, you'll get to enjoy an acne-free face and skin for life. And if you have always included in your diet more food from plant sources than animal sources, or even better, you're a vegetarian, you'll clear your acne faster with Mike Walden's acne treatment program since you have less toxins to deal with.

Last but not least, good skin comes from the inside out, not the outside in. So, if you got acne, that means, something has gone very wrong with you internally. In other words, acne is actually an external symptom to an internal problem. If you don't fix your internal problem, the external symptom will always return even though you religiously use virgin coconut oil for acne treatment and skin care.

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4 thoughts on “How to Use Coconut Oil for Acne

    • Hi Rosemary, though coconut oil is generally good for all types of cysts and I've read quite a few bloggers claiming that coconut oil has got rid of their sebaceous cysts, I can't promise you that it will do the same to yours. But no harm trying coconut oil on your sebaceous cysts.

      And please apply as frequent per day as you can and do it for at least a week and see how it goes. It should at least improve. Don't just apply 2 or 3 days and expect your cysts to go away. Give ample time for coconut oil to display its effect.

  1. Hi Chai,
    I had a big nodular acne after using first virgin coconut jar in 2 weeks (I eat it directly 2 tbps in the morning). I'm dealing with it and another one appears today same time i have second jar. They are on my chin. Is it still ok to continue using coconut oil? Do you have any tip to avoid the scar or dark area skin after it will be gone ? 🙁 I have oily skin face by the way. Thank you a lot.

    • Hi Tram, sorry to hear that coconut oil doesn't seem to help your acne much. Do you stay up late at night? Do you take lots of meat, refined carb (from white bread, white rice etc) and high-sugar beverages? Are you under some sort of stress?

      Unhealthy lifestyle and bad food can slow or even offset the positive effect of coconut oil on acne. Of course, it's still okay for you to consume coconut oil.

      Normally, the scar will lighten by itself. But you can speed up the fading by applying coconut oil directly to the scarred tissue.

      To combat oily skin, the only and best solution is to sleep early and take more fruits and vegetables.

      Don't feel stressed over your acne issue. The more stressful you are, the more toxins your body will produce, and the less effective coconut oil will become. Don't let acne define you.

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