Should I use coconut oil if I have oily skin?
For a long time, coconut oil is considered as one of the multi-functional natural ingredients to help you take care of your beauty from A to Z. From hair care, moisturizer, makeup remover, face mask, lip mask. , nail care or even added to the diet to lose weight... However, this natural oil can still cause certain effects on certain skin types if used incorrectly. So should I use coconut oil if I have oily skin?
1. Is coconut oil good for facial skin?
Coconut oil is a natural product that is very popular with many women thanks to its high efficiency in body beauty. The composition of coconut oil is rich in vitamins A, E, Omega-3, fatty acids (especially phenolic acid and lauric acid). These ingredients make up the great strength of coconut oil is: ability to hydrate, soothe, anti-inflammatory and make the skin firm.
This balm also has the ability to soften and limit chapped lips, especially in winter. Some women have used coconut oil with brown sugar and honey to exfoliate their lips to "take care" of chapped lips when it's cold.
In addition to being great for the face, coconut oil is also very effective in improving dark circles under the eyes. At night, before going to bed, lightly dab a layer of coconut oil around the eyes to improve the condition. The nutrients in coconut oil will help promote skin regeneration, making eyes younger and more radiant.
As mentioned above, the lauric acid compound in coconut oil is also very effective in antibacterial and protecting the skin from harmful bacteria. Especially, it also helps reduce inflammation caused by acne, foot fungus, cellulitis ... caused by bacteria or fungi. Applying a thin layer of coconut oil directly on clean skin has also contributed to antibacterial, causing the inflamed acne area to reduce swelling somewhat.
So, is coconut oil good for facial skin? The answer is yes! You can use coconut oil on your face every day. However, this method is not recommended for people with oily skin.
2. Should oily skin use coconut oil?
Oily skin is a fairly common skin type and is prone to acne problems, clogged pores... Women with oily skin can clearly feel the inconveniences that oily skin brings:
Skin often concentrates on producing a lot of oil in the forehead, nose, and cheeks; Oily skin easily catches the sun, so it is easy to become dull and rough; Oily skin has large, dilated pores because the sebaceous glands often secrete a lot of waste oil through the pores; Oily skin is prone to acne because the amount of sebum secreted too much clogs the pores, and it is easy to catch dirt from the external environment. Although very benign and has a good moisturizing effect, coconut oil is an ingredient that can easily clog pores and lead to acne. If considered on a scale of 0 to 5, if 0 is considered to be the level that does not clog pores, 5 is the maximum level that causes clogged pores, then coconut oil is at level 4. If not used properly. , coconut oil can make problems on oily skin worse.
Thus, for people with acne and oily skin, advice from dermatologists is to consider before using coconut oil.
3. How should coconut oil be used?
For dry skin, coconut oil is considered a great skin care ingredient. Just before going to bed, you liquefy a little coconut oil by gently rubbing between your hands, then apply the mixture evenly on your face, neck and skin areas that need care. Finally, use a soft tissue to gently wipe the oil on the skin and then wash your face with warm water.
Particularly for oily skin, you can use coconut oil for the skin around the eyes or use it as a makeup remover, to remove makeup and dirt. Then use a mild, pH-neutral cleanser to wash away the oil. Be aware that coconut oil can cause acne and clog pores if used too much, improperly or not suitable for the skin condition.
In the cold season or dry weather, you can still use coconut oil for many other purposes such as: hair care, skin care around nails, and lip balm...
Although coconut oil is not real friendliness and outstanding benefits for those who own oily skin, but if you have a need to care and beautify with this natural oil, you can test it first on a small area of skin. Hopefully with the above information, you have an answer to the question "Should oily skin use coconut oil or not".
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