Use coconut oil as an affordable and natural solution to heal skin problems caused by mental and emotional duress.
If your lifestyle has recently sustained extraordinary emotional or mental duress from pain, trauma, shock or abuse, you’ve likely noticed (new) problems occurring with your skin and body such as: dandruff, an itchy scalp, the flaking of skin around your hairline and along the sides of your face, a rash of tiny pimples under your chin and around your neck (and possibly other areas of your body), or even a rash on top of your feet. There’s a good chance coconut oil will solve some of these problems.
For the best value, buy a giant vat of organic virgin, cold-pressed, unfiltered coconut oil from your local health food store (it’s the same stuff used for cooking, except you’ll be using it on your body. It might cost around $20 CDN/US). If you purchase a large container, give it a good stir then ladle some into a smaller container that you can keep in the shower and use with your morning/night routine. Store the rest in a dry, cool place or in your cupboard (coconut oil will not spoil for a long time).
Coconut oil has some very important attributes that rival prescription drugs and over-the-counter meds for similar skin problems. It’s a powerful and potent natural solution containing antiviral and anti-fungal properties.
Use coconut oil for the following skin problems:
- flaky skin around hairline and face
- a rash of pimples along neck, side of face along hairline, under chin, on bum cheeks, or on chest and back
- a rash on top or bottom of the feet, fungi (itchiness) between the toes, fungi inside or outside of toe nails
- Just before you turn the water off in the shower, liberally apply coconut oil to your bum cheeks (if you have a persistent rash of pimples on them), on very dry parts of your body (lower leg/outer calf, elbows, on your back behind neck, and backs of arms), and on top of feet/nails.
- If you’ve noticed your hair dry out with fly-away ends, apply a tiny bit of coconut oil to the ends of your hair shafts (extraordinary mental and emotional duress affects the hair as much as the skin and body).
- If your skin is flaking around your hairline, apply a tiny bit on the end of your fingers and rub it along the edge of your face and hairline. (If you put too much, you’ll make your hair greasy and it won’t blow-dry out.)
- If you have a rash or zits around your face, neck, chest or back, apply a little coconut oil to these areas.
When you finish showering, dry yourself off as usual, wiping off excess coconut oil with your towel.
- For flaky skin around hairline and/or rash/zits around neck – apply a tiny bit of coconut oil onto the problem areas during your morning routine and at bedtime.
- Coconut oil will also sooth an itchy scalp. Often times, if you find your hairline along your forehead and sides of your face is flaky, and you apply the coconut oil morning and bedtime, it will resolve the dandruff to the rest of your scalp.
- If your scalp is very itchy, the dandruff is not resolved, and you plan to shower in the morning, apply a little coconut oil on your scalp with your fingertips in the evening. You’ll notice the itching should stop almost immediately. (Note, the coconut oil will make your hair greasy if you apply it to your scalp.)
Important to Note
Coconut oil has a high comedogenic rating (4 out of 5). This means it clogs pores and may actually give you pimples, rather than clear them up. It should only be used while you have the skin problem(s), and only to remedy the problem. When your skin problem clears up, stop using the coconut oil in order to prevent pore clogging and new pimples from appearing. This is especially true for your face. (Conversely, you might be OK to continue using the coconut oil after your shower on your bum cheeks and feet because these parts of your body react differently to oils and creams, than the skin on your face).
When you skin problem clears up, consider using a body whip that combines coconut oil with other ingredients that have a lower comedogenic rating.