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I'm obsessed. I've been using coconut oil for literally everything (moisturizer, lotion, diaper rash cream, homemade deodorant, etc., etc.) I wanted to use something without chemicals. I was weary about putting an oil on my face when I have acne prone skin (been pretty clear for about 2 years now), but this stuff is amazing. While researching I found that is has natural antibacterial/anti-fungal properties and won't clog pores. It also makes an awesome lip balm and is great as an anti-aging cream. I slather it under my eyes and on my neck before bed. I can't be absolutely positive, but I also read online that it has natural spf it in.
I've also found it takes the redness out my skin and blemishes. LOVE IT!
I honestly do not have enough good things to say about Coconut Oil. It is my absolute favourite skincare product, and I use it for so many different things. I have been using coconut oil for about 7 months and I have not one bad thing to say about it. I have gone through numerous jars of this stuff, and I keep buying more. I use it as a makeup remover, and a moisturiser. I used to use makeup wipes and liquid makeup removers to take off my makeup, until I realised just how harsh they all were on my skin and how many unnecessary ingredients they contained, when I just needed something that would clean my face. Coconut oil does just that. I put a little in my hands, rub it all over my face until my makeup just melts away, and then wipe the oil from my face with a damp washcloth. Not only does it remove my makeup way better than any other product I've ever used, but it also leaves me face feeling soft and moisturised, so I don't need to use any creams or lotions.
Sometimes, before I go to bed, I apply a good amount of coconut oil to my face and leave it on overnight. I wake up with beautiful, soft, moisturised skin.
It's definitely been a miracle product for me, has never clogged my pores, made me break out, or caused any skin concerns, and I will continue to use it.
Ok, my best friend recommended Coconut Oil because she uses it and it helped her acne a lot. My grandmother's friend also said to use it because its a "miracle worker" to the skin. I was so excited to use it in the beginning and i was relieved with the results at the beginning. But as time passed, my acne broke out making it even worse. I started getting more cystic acne from the coconut oil when i never have had it before. Before I knew it, I stopped because it was getting more tense and more blemishes were appearing all over my face. I realized the Coconut oil is great for other purposes, but not really for the face especially if you have acne. Maybe its my type of skin, but my mom's friend said that the oil was penetrating through my pores which probably made it worse. I just started using Milk of Magnesia and hopefully this pays for what the coconut oil did to my face.
I guess that coconut oil is the best treatment of acne, i have acne in my face, so i'm ready to try coconit oil, i've read a sueful article about that, and i would like to share it with you all: [link removed]
First I want to say that I love coconut oil as a multipurpose product. I'll never be without a jar in my house. I use it as a pre-shampoo hair mask, for shaving my legs, moisturizing my elbows and knees when they're extra dry, and for DIY body scrubs. There are a million uses for it and I love it for that. However, that being said, I will rate it accordingly for facial care as I only feel that is fair. It's rated a 4 out of 5 on a comedogenic scale and I am adding myself to the list of many who have broken out from it. Less than a week of using it nighly caused papules and pustules around the areas I tend to break out (my cheeks). It also seems to take longer to absorb on the face than it does on the rest of my body. I honestly don't recommend giving it a shot because it is the rare acne-prone individual who has good luck with it, but if you do try it, proceed with caution.
I've been suffering with acne for about 5-6 years now. It has increasingly gotten worse. I've made some changes in my diet (gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free) and have been taking gut supplements along with zinc, adrenogen, and B-activ. If I'm not consistent with these, my acne is HORRIBLE.
As of now, it's pretty bad, on my cheeks and forehead. I've been using coconut oil for almost two months and I'm planning on discontinuing the use of it. The first week, I went through the purging period and to was horrible, but I stuck with it. The second week remained about the same. The third week, though, was AMAZING! I saw a lot of my acne spots diminishing and reducing and my skin hadn't look so good for a long time. After that, though, it went downhill. I'm not sure if this is due to diet inconsistencies mentioned above, or if it was from the coconut oil, but I've definitely not seen any improvement, just worsening.
Coconut oil is not for me, but it may be for you.
At first I thought this was a god send product then out of no where I started getting these tiny white bumps all over my cheeks. I do have rosacea but my skin was looking so beautiful I had it under control but needed a moisturizer so I heard how good Organic Coconut Oil was for an array of things including the skin so I tried it and regret it. :-( however it is great on my 8 year old daughter hair and smells great but wouldn't recommend for skin unless u don't hAve sensitive skin
AHHHHHHHHHHH I had read all about how awesome coconut oil was for acne & anti aging. So a year ago I bought a jar of virgin unrefined cold pressed organic coconut oil and started washing with it & slathering it on my face. I broke out but figured it could not be the coconut oil its too awesome right? So I kept using it thinking my acne was caused by something else............welll...nope..pretty sure this has ruined my skin
It caused larger pores, black heads, acne on places I never broke out before (my cheeks) ,dry patches, skin coloured & red coloured rash looking stuff as well
I will say it works fine on my body
ANYWAY I have only stopped using it completely for two days & I think my skin is starting to look slightly better......IF YOU USE THIS AND BREAK OUT ALL WEIRD STOP IT NOW STOP IT GO BACK PUT THE OIL DOWN IT IS NOT FILLED WITH THE KISSES OF ANGELS NO MATTER HOW GREAT EVERYONE SAYS IT IS
It's smells wonderful it's like being on the beach. Completely cleared up my skin yeast infection. Also works as a good moisturizer and a good spot treatment for acne. Also good internal eating too!