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Coconut Oil - Friend or Foe?

I found this article and thought I would share.

Ah coconut oil, the darling of the internet—seems like it can cure almost anything. We can understand why someone who is desperately looking for relief from their acne might turn to it. It contains lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It can help to kill yeast and parasites which improves digestion and it can also boost your immune system to fight infections.

Please read on...

The molecule for coconut oil is very small and will CLOG pores. It is highly comedogenic; our clients who used it before coming into the clinic had a terrible mess of acne where they slathered it on day in and day out.

Here’s a review from an acne sufferer that's not even one of our clients:

"I read all the fantastic reviews and was stoked (I ignored the few reviews that warned against using it). I attributed the initial breakout to the “purging,” only the purging didn’t stop. I even emailed the author of “Coconut Cures” when I started to get concerned. His wife responded saying to keep with it… and so I did (I was still hopeful). Finally, a month later (I used it three-ish months) I accepted the reality that this highly comedogenic stuff was not purifying my skin… oh no. It was clogging it in the worst possible way. Fast forward two months and I am still dealing with this nightmare. I have officially gone from “mild” to severe acne. All in all, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

So, in the words of the review “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." Sorry boys and girls.

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