Scared To Use Coconut Oil On My Face For Acne
Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:36 AM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:53 AM
Hey everyone, I have mild acne mostly around my mouth and on my cheeks. I've thought about using extra virgin coconut oil because of it's antibacterial properties and my face also tends to get very dry and flaky after showering in the morning! I'm most annoyed with the flakiness and redness I get around my mouth after showering. Would coconut oil work as a good moisturizer? I'm a little skeptical because I don't want to start using coconut oil and then all of a sudden my pores are getting clogged. Any advice?
Some people it clogs pores, others it doesnt. It didnt clog mine, and did a great job on my skin when I used it. Every product will use on some people, and not others. Only way is to find out. Read some reviews on this site to see what others have said. Good luck.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:56 AM
Try a patch test and see if you breakout, just because something is comedogenic doesn't guarantee it will break you out. Jojoba oil is supposed to be non-comedogenic, but broke me out badly.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:47 PM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:36 AM
I think extra virgin coconut oil is not considered non-comedogenic if you check published papers on the topical use of the oil on the skin.
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:12 PM
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:51 PM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:48 PM
I have tried using shit on my face before, and the result is always bad. Apple cider vinegar? Horrible breakout. Benzoyl peroxide? Irritated skin.
Raw honey? did nothing.
Topicals do nothing
Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:52 PM
Using it on your face isn't the only way to get benefits from coconut oil. Look at this article: http://acne-pimples....t-oil-for-acne/ it has a few different methods for how to use coconut oil for acne and how to pick the best type. It also shouldn't clog your pores, make sure you are buying raw and organic virgin coconut oil, that way it's pure and doesn't have any additives that might clog your pores.
Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:17 AM
Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:25 PM
Yes, I must admit, also had break-outs from using coconut oil on my face.
What kind did you use? I have been using Artisana organic raw coconut oil for 2 and half years, although my body and face acne is back and forth with having clogged pores and acne, I am sure it has done more GOOD then BAD. There are many different types of coconut oil, make sure it is either whole kernel and organic like Dr. Bronners, or extra virgin, raw, organic, like the one I use. Some days I got great skin compliments on my back, and other days I feel like not leaving the house! It's whack!
We need to feed our skin
as we'd feed our bodies
a delicate rhythmic dance
we all deserve to find.
-hungarian face mask
-citrus exfoliating wash
-sensitive facial cleanser
(alternating face washes helps
so my skin does not become resistant)
Spironolactone 25 mg 2x daily
Retin A Micro every other night
Clindamycin every other night
Clindamycin during day under light 100% Pure Mineral Powder on T zone
NO DAIRY, NO CAFFEINE, NO SUGAR!
Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:11 PM
coconut oil is a 4 on the comedogenic rating scale. which means it is fairly high in clogging pores (if that is an issue for the user). i rather eat it, than apply it.