Why you should stop Moisturizing with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a beneficial multipurpose property. It is commonly used in food, hair, as part of a healing remedy, and as a moisturizer. 

In recent years coconut oil has been a miracle beauty product for many people, as many YouTubers and bloggers continue to use and promote it as a hydrator. 

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Despite its many benefits, coconut oil may not be as great for all things skin related; so may need to find an alternative for your daily moisturizer.

4 reasons why coconut oil may not be for you:

  • Coconut oil is fairly comedogenic- if you have a tendency to get clogged pores and blackheads, coconut oil may make it worse

  • Coconut oil like wax on the skin cannot penetrate the pore and sits on top of the skin

  • Terrible on dry as it creates an illusion of moisture however as it does not properly absorb in the skin it rather causes extreme dryness

  • Terrible on oily skin as it contributes to clogging by trapping excess oil inside the epidermis, therefore causing blackheads and breakouts. 

It is easy to get addicted to using coconut oil as a daily moisturiser, especially during cold seasons. The thick consistency may seem to be the best solution for dry skin, but it delivers an inconsistent level of moisture for the skin 

Although the nourishment may sometimes feel long-lasting, it can suffocate your skin cells simultaneously.

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Alternative oils for dry skin 

  • Argan oil

  • Baobab

  • Rosehip

  • Tamanu Oil

While coconut oil might work well for people who have more combination skin, it does not work very well for those with dry or oily skin types. We recommend that you use argan oil instead as it has no comedogenic properties.

3 secrets to clear skin 

- Balance your hormones

- Increase your antioxidant intake

- Reduce your carbs & dairy intake

Rich Skxn