You can't use coconut oil to clear your acne like you're using water-based moisturizer to moisturize your skin such that you slather it on your face and expect your skin to quickly absorb it all and then heal your acne. Acne treatment with coconut oil doesn't work this way.
So, how to use coconut oil on your face for acne treatment. Let me show you.
Step 1: Open Your Pores
Wash your face with warm water or use a warm washcloth to cover your face for a couple of minutes so that it opens up your pores for easier oil absorption into your skin. After that, dry your face before application of the oil.
Step 2: Use Small Amount for Acne Treatment
Even though our skin favors coconut oil over other skin-nourishing oils since the tropical oil contains fatty acids that are similar to our natural skin oil, our skin actually gets saturated pretty much easily.
So, no point putting on too much coconut oil on your face for acne treatment. A small amount goes a long way. And you'll get much better results working a small amount into your skin.
Step 3: Massage Your Face
Rub coconut oil gently on your skin in circular motions. Rubbing produces some heat and helps to keep your pores open, thus, aiding in the absorption. Though you're using just that thin layer on your face for acne treatment, you may feel a little greasy at first, but once the oil gets absorbed into your skin totally, the greasy feeling disappears.
Step 4: Frequent Application
Repeat the application as often as you deem fit to expedite the acne-healing process. But at the very least, apply once a day if you're very busy, like do it right before you sleep.
So, these are the steps on treating acne with coconut oil. But you have to be prepared to experience more acne breakouts in the form of small bumpy whiteheads because the oil from coconut has a very powerful cleansing or detoxifying effect when applied to skin.
Of course, that largely depends on how much toxins you've accumulated underneath your skin over the years. The more toxins you have, the more severe will be the breakout. And the longer it'll take your acne to clear and skin to heal.
Last but not least, while you're using coconut oil to treat acne on your face, it's best to improve your diet by cutting back on your intake of toxin-laden meat, and then eat more greens and fruits, which carry loads of nutrients that can help you detox and nourish your skin. This will probably minimize the acne breakout reaction on your face.