Why You Shouldn't Use Coconut Oil on Your Face
There are many fantastic benefits to using coconut oil in our everyday life. We all know cooking with coconut oil is great because of its great fat stores plus 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 helps 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. Because it is so heavy on the skin; your face can only absorb so much. The rest of that oil just sits on the face giving it an oily appearance. It is not meant to be used on all skin types, but can be beneficial to some in moderation.
Our Biocleanse Cleanser contains Olive, Safflower, Sunflower, and Jojoba oils that are great for the skin on your face. These oils dissolve dirt, makeup and unwanted skin oils while antioxidant rich Rosehip and Borage oils revitalize the complexion and protect the skin's barrier. Additional oils you can try are Avocado oil and Tea Tree oil.
So, moderation is the key with coconut oil, and any oils for that matter….
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