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April 7, 2017
Great benefits if you're willing to have clogged pores
This stuff is full of antifungal and antibacterial fatty acids that help kill acne bacteria. But because it's such a heavy oil, it clogs pores and makes your skin oily very quickly, which will eventually lead to more acne and lots of blackheads. It's okay as a short term and occasional treatment, but I highly recommend not using this every day. I've seen people putting this all over their face, that's a big NO! This is OIL, oil clogs pores and you can't avoid that. Add a little to your daily moisturizer or use it as a spot treatment, this isn't something to smear all over your face. That being said, this stuff dissolves makeup. Literally. Any makeup you have on, using this as cleansing oil will get rid of it all. Just be sure to exfoliate and cleanse afterwards to remove the excess coconut oil from your face. If you want the benefits of this oil without the clogged pores, eat it! Taking a spoonful every morning has many skin benefits, as well as other benefits for your body. Use with caution people!
May 16, 2016
its not for clog prone skin
I'm a highly clog prone person, i put it on my face for 1 week, and i noticed a new cyst was forming in the crease in my face, and my pores were clogged.
April 21, 2016
worked for a week
I used coconut oil for 3 weeks. The first week was amazing: I rarely got an infection, everything was healing faster (old and new scars) and my skin just felt amazing. After that week things just got back to how they were before I started using coconut oil. It wasn't teribble but I got infections pretty often, especially really small whiteheads on my forehead. Also my skin didn't feel as soft and amazing as it did the first week. I would recommend trying it but only if you have really light acne that could be cured relatively fast or some scarring that you want to get rid of. Good luck! :)
June 14, 2015
Good for me
Mild acne/ acne prone skin After a week of use I saw improvement in the appearance and complextion of my skin but I think it caused a few pimples. Be mindful that coconut oil is fairly comedogenic; it may work for you or it may not. Coconut oil is not for everyone. It also possesses many benefits. Coconut oil can be used for your body and hair as well. It's also great a great makeup remover *use extra virgin coconut oil or 100% pure unrefined coconut oil. Do not use the processed kind.
June 5, 2013
Didn't live up to my expectations
Makes skin soft
Effective spot treatment
Won't cure hormonal acne
Makes acne worse before it gets better in some cases
I wish that I could say that coconut oil cured my mild acne, but no. I had a lot of success using lemon juice as a toner and my skin was starting to clear up. This is when I decided to use organic unrefined cold pressed EVCO to make my skin even better. I read that there is an initial purge that lasts anywhere from one week to 2 months, so I expected my skin to get worse before it got better. My cystic acne got better right away, but within a week my ENTIRE FACE was covered in tiny bumps. It was really, really bad and I didnt even wanna go out in public or get my picture taken or look in the mirror. I thought it'd get better since the purging took a while, but after a week or two I was so sad about how I looked that I bought a glycolic acid 3 step system (aqua glycolic) to get rid of the bumps. Within 3 days, the bumps started to get smaller. It is now 3 weeks later and the bumps are still there but MUCH smaller. Now my skin tone/texture is super uneven though, covered in red marks, and worse looking than before :(, although my cystic acne is less severe and I have fewer active acne. As a spot treatment, it makes pimples heal about twice as fast which is nice. I am still using the coconut oil and taking 3 tbsp internally, as its not making my skin worse at all so I'm still kinda hoping I'm one of the few unlucky ones who will take 2 months to purge. I'm losing hope though since I'm 5.5 weeks in already. Also, I have PCOS so my acne is mainly hormonal. I think the only thing that can help with hormonal acne is balancing out the hormones, rather than acne remedies. I do think the coconut oil has made my skin softer and it's a great spot treatment. But I think the aqua glycolic is helping my skin more than the EVCO. I think EVCO could work for some, especially if the acne isn't hormone related. I'm really not sure if the initial purge is worth it, honestly. Especially since it looks like it's not going to completely clear my skin, it just makes it a little bit better.
December 1, 2012
Good for overall health
didn't help acne.
I recommend to eat coconut oil daily. I believe that it is very healthy and helps alot of processes in the body. But when I took alot of it every day, I didn't notice a reduction in acne at all. But I definitely think it could help others with acne. This possibly helps with candida too.
August 13, 2012
I have always been a sufferer of mild acne but a year ago due to a combination of events and situations my acne moved into a crazy gear and I developed full blown adult acne. I'm a 27 yr old female. I have been thru the regime ( was good and cleared me up 95%but BP isnt healthy for ones skin long term and your acne just returns if you stop using it - i want to tackle the route) I have been adopting a more natural regime for the last 5 months, cutting out sugar, dairy and gluten, maintaining a healthy intestinal and gut flora balance- which works! Working on my stress levels - plenty of exercise and lovely relaxing yoga. Thru researching more natural topicals to use on my face - up till the coconut oil i had just been using jojoba and lavender oil. I bought 'Viridians' 100% Organic Raw Coconut oil and used it continually as a moisturizer 2x a day for 4 full weeks. I had read expect a 'healing crisis'. This started 1 week in and its bad, large cystic nodules broke out on my cheeks and chin, mixed in where whiteheads that came out daily in places I am not acne prone on my face. " and a half weeks in i decided to test it and use it on my back - which has been clear for 3 whole months - a week in, i broke out on my back. I am all for detoxing and understand that the ailment needs to get worse sometimes before it gets better....4 weeks into using it, still no let up of this large & painful acne. 2 days after I stopped using the oil my skin calmed down dramatically. Its been 3 weeks since i stopped using the oil. I still take it internally 1 - 2 tsp a day, its tasty and great to cook with. As for skin, it has pros, in the areas my skin didnt break out in over the 4 weeks of use, its looked healthy and glowing, but the acne that came from it far outweighed this - it was prob the worst break out i have ever had in my life. This oil has a high comedogenic rating. I still use it on my legs and arms :D
July 22, 2011
Smells really good
Cleared skin for a while
You can use it as a cooking oil
Oily, heavy feeling when not in solid form
Didn't work after a while
Not good for oily skin
I have oily/combination skin and thought I would try this out since I'm switching to all-natural products and because I wanted something to control my acne. At first, I thought coconut oil was the greatest face wash to rain down from heaven. After a week, my acne had significantly improved. It stayed that way for almost a month, with just a pimple here or there instead of five or six like it was before. Well, after a month my skin just kind of returned to how it was. Maybe my body got used to it, whatever. So I started using it on my legs as a moisturizer BUT then my legs started to feel irritated from the oil, like itchy. Now I just use it to cook with. This might work for some people; I would buy it to see if it works for you, and if it doesn't then you can still use it to cook with. Be warned however: my friend used coconut oil on her face the same time as me, and after a week her face broke out reallly bad.
June 5, 2011
tames acne but doesnt dry it out
good moisturizer esp during winter
glow the next day
a little goes a long way
not to be used during summer
stinks on bedsheets / pillowcases
smell of an old folk
tend to feel heavy
this is good for those with mild acne and dry skin. with my experience on coco oil, it doesnt totally heal acne but tames it. it is a good moisturizer that leaves a glow in the face the next day.
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