When your skin pores get clogged with dead cells and your body loses its control over its sebum (your natural skin oil) production, acne bacteria get to feed on the over-production of sebum and then multiply to the point that triggers inflammation and causes pimples to pop up. That's what most acne sufferers know.
But what they do not know about is that toxins in your body do also play a significant part in acne breakout. Let me explain.
Toxins can weaken your liver function in deactivating androgens, which are the hormones that stimulate sebum production. So, when you have lots of toxins in your body, the result is an acne-prone (oily) skin and your chances of getting acne are extremely high.
What coconut oil does for your acne is that it'll help your body to detox so as to lighten the detoxification load of your liver so that it will have enough power to regulate your sebum production through controlling the number of active androgenic hormones.
Coconut oil can also bring down your acne bacteria count since it possesses antimicrobial properties. This in turn reduces inflammation and slowly clears your acne. On top of that, when you apply coconut oil to your skin, it helps to slough off dead cells, thus removing the blockage and allowing your sebum to flow smoothly up to the surface of your skin.
Because the tropical oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that are similar to those present on your skin, it tends to calm down your natural skin oil (sebum) production a bit by "signaling" to your body system that it does not need to produce as much sebum as it used to.
So, that's what coconut oil does for you when you use it for acne treatment.
But I need to caution you about the use of coconut oil as an acne treatment, particularly when you have accumulated loads of toxins in your body and underneath your skin. You won't know this until your acne becomes worse than before. And when you do experience a more severe breakout after application of coconut oil, that's the sign of you having lots of toxic crap inside.
As I just said, coconut oil can help you detox. And it's a very powerful detox agent. So, the more toxins you have, the more severe will be the acne breakout. But not to worry though, the breakout will subside as your toxic load reduces. And finally, you'll get to clear your acne with coconut oil.