Skin Care Guide: Should I Really Put Coconut Oil On My Face?

Coconut oil is all the rage these days.

You’ve probably heard people talk about all of the miraculous effects that coconut oil can have on your health, and it’s true.

Coconut oil is great for certain things, like treating your nail fungus, helping with your overall digestive health, and providing vitamins and minerals for your hair.

But should you use coconut oil your face? That is the question that we’re going to answer today, and the results may surprise you. Let’s get started!

Most People Should Not Put Coconut Oil On Their Face

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Yes, this may come as a shock, but most people definitely should not put coconut oil on their face.

Coconut oil is likely to clog your pores and can be especially bad if you are suffering from acne or other skin issues.

The problem comes down to what’s called the “naturalistic fallacy,” which is the idea that just because something is natural, people think it is right for them.

Coconut oil may indeed work for some people, but for most, it is a bad idea.

You Can If You Have Severely Dry Skin

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If you have severely dry skin, you can, in fact, try using coconut oil on your face.

This is because you are much less likely to suffer from clogged pores if you have severely dry skin.

That being said, there are probably better alternatives with more balanced offerings, like high-end skin conditions.

Again, if you want to try using coconut oil, you can, but make sure you do a skin test before lathering it all over your face.

Coconut Oil Is Great For Makeup Removal

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So far we have discussed that most people should not put coconut oil on their faces, but that isn’t exactly true. Most people should not use coconut oil to moisturize their face.

There are some other great benefits of using coconut oil on your face, namely as a makeup remover.

It’s true! Coconut oil is fantastic at breaking down makeup, so it can be a great, cheap way to remove makeup naturally.

However, it’s crucial that you wash off the coconut oil as soon as your done, because otherwise, it will clog your pores and be bad news for your skin!

You Can Use Coconut Oil On Your Body

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An important thing to note is that just because you can’t use coconut oil on your face, doesn’t mean you should throw out the expensive jar! 

You can use coconut oil on your body, and this can have a variety of great health benefits.

It’s a great moisturizer, and it will help make your skin feel silky and smooth.

This is because the pores on your body as less likely to get clogged than the ones on your face, so it can withstand the thick oils inherent in the coconut.

That being said, if it is your first time using coconut oil on your body, we recommend starting with a patch test to make sure your skin can handle it, and that you don’t have an adverse reaction.

Allergic reaction to coconut is rare, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t happen, so always be careful when introducing your body to something new.

Why Is Coconut Oil Bad To Use On My Face?

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Coconut oil is incredibly thick, thus likely to clog pores. Clogged pores lead to acne, blackheads, pimples, and other skincare woes.

Unfortunately, some people use coconut oil on their healthy skin, then try to treat acne, blackheads, and other issues using coconut oil. 

This becomes a vicious cycle, and they don’t realize that the oil is actually doing more harm than good.

Can I Use A Skincare Product With Coconut In It?

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When we are referring to putting coconut oil on your face, what we mean is pure coconut oil.

Many great face care and skincare products use a small amount of coconut oil in them, which is fine.

These are blended with other ingredients to create holistic, healthy products that will help your skin.

That being said, you still need to test any new cream or ointment you put on your body, whether it has coconut in it or not, because you may be allergic to it, or overly sensitive.

Will Coconut Oil Help Heal My Scar?

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We get it – if you have a scar, especially in a visible place, you may feel insecure about it. It’s natural.

For some people, coconut oil may help heal their scars, but we recommend going to your doctor first and foremost and using whatever they prescribe you as the primary method of treating your discoloration.

On top of that, if you want some added support, you can try using coconut oil, even if it’s on your face, as long as it is small.

Just don’t overdo it and cover your entire face in coconut oil!


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There you have it – you should not use coconut oil on your face, especially if you are prone to oily skin your acne.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this guide, and we wish you the best of luck with your skincare journey!

If, even after reading this article, you are interested in using coconut oil on your face, we recommend doing so with a small amount and seeing how your body reacts.

Who knows, you may find that your skin is receptive to it, but for most people, it is too much.

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