In recent years, coconut oil has been hailed as a multi-tasking miracle beauty oil. Got dry hair? Put some coconut oil to add lustre, hydration, and shine to your mane. Got dry skin? Apply some coconut oil and massage well to make skin soft and supple. Do not want to spend lots of money on fancy makeup remover – just pour a bit of coconut oil on your face, it will take down every bit of makeup and dirt from your face. A lot of people are now opting to include coconut oil in their skincare routine, but is it safe for everyone? Has it ever occurred to you, whether it is okay to put coconut oil on your face? Read on to find out whether it is okay or not to use coconut oil in a big way in your skin care routine.
Coconut oil is a pure plant oil but it acts more like wax on the skin. It is highly comedogenic and has a rating of 4 on the comedogenic scale which means it is highly likely to clog pores and cause acne and breakouts. It doesn’t have any nutrient value to it when applied topically. But since it is widely used by all women to remove makeup, can it be continued? Yes, it is good as long as you rinse it off with a good cleanser or when you use it in the “double cleansing” method. It’s best to remove eye makeup with coconut oil as there are less oil glands near the eye area. You can also remove face makeup with low-comedgeonic oils like jojoba oil and argan oil.
Oily and acne-prone skin people have reported breakouts with using coconut oil on their skin; however, people with dry skin and normal skin will not experience clogged pores by using coconut oil on their skin to moisturize their skin.
Our skin expels toxins and this will naturally flow up to the surface along with secretion of skin oil. And when your skin is clogged with dead cells at that point of time, tiny bumps or whiteheads will appear. And if you already have got some pimples on your skin, then those pimples will grow larger as a result. People with acne and extremely oily skin are likely to have adverse effects by using coconut oil on their skin.
Also, when the natural scent of virgin coconut oil mingles with sweat, it smells so bad that it can turn out as unbearable for some people.
Summing up, coconut oil is okay to be applied on the face as long as you are using it to remove makeup or as part of the “oil cleansing” method, otherwise, it may lead to clogged pores and acne on oily and acne-prone skin, but it is relatively safe on dry and normal skin type.