Several months ago, my son, then 14, started getting acne on his face. This is something that my husband is very passionate about and takes very seriously! You see, he also struggled with acne as a teenager. It wasn’t until he went into the Army Reserves and while at Basic Training, they sent him to a doctor for treatment, that he realized something could be done about it. They gave him a special face wash and some special prescription strength ointment cream (Benzoyl Peroxide) to help clear up his face. It worked like a charm!
Fast forward to our son having perpetual zits. We had him washing his face twice a day and nothing seemed to help. My husband decided that we must take him in to the doctor because he didn’t want him going through the same emotional trauma that he felt that he was subjected to all because he had pimples on his face. The doctor pretty much prescribed the same things that my husband had used. He used them, but they didn’t really seem to do much to help his face. Yes, it cleared up a little, but nothing significant.
Later, I got into a conversation with my mom about it. She told me about a friend of hers saying that they used coconut oil on her son’s face and it helped to keep his face clear. I then remembered reading about the same thing in a book as well. It seems so contrary to what you’re supposed to do. Put OIL on his face? I mean…isn’t it greasy enough already? Isn’t that why he is getting zits in the first place?
My mom gave us a little jar of coconut oil from her stash so we could try it out. Guess what?! It worked! What a relief! Now, we keep a little jar filled up in the bathroom for him to apply to his face each night after he washes it. His face has remained clear, aside from a small breakout here and there from his football helmet chin strap! I feel so much better not having him put harsh chemicals on his face and using something natural and good for him!
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