Coconut Oil, great in moderation, but not the “be all that ends all”

There are many fantastic benefits to using coconut oil in our everyday life. We all know cooking with coconut oil is great because of it’s great fat stores and its tasty as creamer in your coffee.

Health benefits are important as well. Coconut oil strengthens and supports your immune system and has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. And, it soothes the digestive system and helps fight irritation and infection.

Most people know coconut oil is great for dry skin issues such as psoriasis or eczema and makes a great hair mask or hot oil treatments. However, coconut oil is not so good for the face. On a scale of 0-5, it’s a 4 when it comes to clogging pores. Plus, the oil could make you break out even more, as it is the fattiest and heaviest of all natural plant oils. It is not meant to be used on all skin types, but can be beneficial to some in moderation.

Coconut oil is great for your body but the skin on your face is different. Coconut oil is meant to be used in moderation, always. Because it is so heavy on the skin; your face can only absorb so much. The rest of that oil just sit on the face giving it an oily appearance and clogging pores.

So, moderation is the key with coconut oil, and any oils for that matter….