Coconut oil for face?

on Oct 26, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

Has anyone used coconut oil as a way to cleanse their face? Read about it but wondering if anyones had success with it.

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Good question... on Oct 27, 2014 @ 01:16 am

I've also been wondering about this. Or if it's good for moisturizing without clogging.

Unsure, but... on Oct 27, 2014 @ 06:29 pm

I have a friend with oily skin who swears by it for moisturizing. She says that it hasn't caused any break-outs. I also have oily skin and I haven't tried it. It does feel really nice on dry hands and feet, though!

So on Oct 27, 2014 @ 08:50 pm

So i did some reading and apparantly its great for your skin- it has antibacteria properties. For the 1st week your skin pushes out all the impurities, and then smooth sailing. My skin feels incredible.

Great for face on Oct 28, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

i have very sensitive skin as well as oily and the only thing that doesn't make my face break out is pure Fiji coconut oil it's so good a little pricey but so worth it I use it all year long I don't break out my pores don't get clogged and it actually heals your skin

Great stuff on Oct 28, 2014 @ 01:01 pm

My hands become very dry because of frequent hand washing, and I use it instead of hand cream sometimes. I don't know that I would like it on my face, as it is quite oily.

Not great for the face. on Oct 28, 2014 @ 03:28 pm

If you have oily or acne prone skin, I definitely wouldn't use this on your face. It can be pore clogging. You'd be better off using it on your body. Jojoba oil on the other hand, has been an absolute miracle for my extremely oily and acne prone skin. The oil itself is very close to your skins natural sebum, so it really regulates the oil production and has really softened and cleared my skin!

Thanks! on Nov 02, 2014 @ 08:46 pm

Thanks for all the feedback. Will try coconut oil and then jojoba if that doesn't work. :)

YES on Nov 02, 2014 @ 08:48 pm

I use coconut oil for everything! Its a great moisturizer and cleanser, but you have to wash it off after every use, obviously, because it's an oil

Moisturizer on Nov 02, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

I've used coconut oil as moisturizer for my face and neck, and I liked it. I found it gave me just the right a,out of moisture without feeling oily. I started to get pimples on my neck so I stopped using the coconut oil, thinking that may be the issue. It wasn't. I still use coconut oil for a lot of other things, including a diaper cream.

For Hair on Nov 16, 2014 @ 08:45 am

Everything is coconut now! Face, water, cooking, vitamins... but I want to say that using coconut oil for a pre-wash hair treatment has been a family secret for 3 generations in my family. Specifically king coconut oil is richer and has amazing lipids for the hair. Having acne-prone skin makes me very hesitant to put a pure oil on my face, but oils deliver active ingredients to the skin much better than water-based creams do to be honest. Oil based serums are used because it delivers active ingredient in a much more stable form.

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