I've been using Paula's Choice products for a while now and have gotten quite clear because of them (see my log in my signature). However, I still can sometimes get hormonal acne or little flare-ups every now and then.
For example, a couple weeks ago, I had a cyst on my jawline. It was the only active blemish that I had, but it hurt. So, after seeing a review on Coconut Oil from my favorite YouTube makeup tutorial-ist (shaaanxo), and seeing what lovely results she's had from using it, I decided to go out and buy it.
At first, I was skeptical...I mean, putting oil on my acne-prone face seemed disgusting. So, I just put a little bit on my cyst before I went to bed, and a little on my lips for extra moisture.
Well, when I woke up, my cyst was almost gone. It was awesome. And I put coconut oil on it again the next night, and it was completely gone in the morning.
....I still thought it was a fluke because well, honestly, everything I have ever thought was great for my skin (other than PC Products) has ripped my face to shreds eventually...
So, I started putting it all over my face at night and my red marks have SIGNIFICANTLY reduced. And sometimes, if I've used my facial brush before I spread the oil on my face, I can feel the coconut oil "pulling" any blackheads out....
Anyway, two more stories and then I'll be done:
1. I was beginning to get a cyst two days ago, so I placed some coconut oil on it in the morning (I usually just use it at night 'cause it's super oily). By the night, it was gone. AND, I had picked at it so I figured it'd probably just get worse.
2. My boyfriend's nose gets red and flaky and he recently started putting coconut oil on it. Well, after a couple uses, his nose is much more normal colored and not flaky at all. He's really happy about it.
Just remember-- if you get coconut oil: Get the COLD or EXPELLER-PRESSED VIRGIN COCONUT OIL. Not the refined crap.
Has anybody else had good experiences with coconut oil?