I've found that if I consume coconut in any form (coconut milk, extra-virgin coconut oil, unsweetened coconut flakes, and Artisana coconut butter are the ones I've tried), for a few weeks at a time, I consistently get fairly bad acne in places where I normally get little or none- particularly the upper traps and upper back. I've noticed this a handful of times when I was consistently eating coconut in one or more of these forms, and while I've never conducted a controlled experiment, the pattern has been strong enough that I don't feel comfortable eating any more coconut to test this further. While I do get some acne on my face and neck pretty regularly, I unfortunately do not remember whether I saw any exacerbation of that when I was eating coconut.
I checked out some other threads related to this topic, but a lot of them seem to focus more on allergy-type reactions, which I am not experiencing. I can obviously just go without coconut in my life if I want to avoid this problem, but I was wondering a) whether anyone else had a similar experience (especially since most people say good things about the effects of consuming coconut oil on the health of their skin), and b) what a plausible explanation for this would be.
I've seen some speculation that it could have to do with some sort of "getting worse before it gets better"-type effect in the digestive system, but I have never noticed any reduction of the problem after eating coconut consistently for weeks or even months.
Thanks for any insight you may be able to provide- I would like to see if it's possible for me to learn more about my own health by examining this reaction and understanding its mechanisms.