Coconut oil is always in my house since I first discovered it four years ago. I use it for hair, makeup remover, moisturizer for body, targeted wrinkle moisturizer and its a fine replacement for a personal lubricant or a vaginal moisturizer. Due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties I have no misgivings using it for the health of my lady parts. To keep everything top top I apply several times a week before I climb into bed. Used to be my little secret---now you know...lol I also take coconut oil orally to keep infections and yeast overgrowth in my body at bay as well give the metabolism a little boost. I would never be without this as its replaced many products I previously used with something completely natural.
I have dry skin, and i do get pimples every now and then. I put this product on as a night time moisturizer. It gets rid of any pimples I have, hydrates my skin, and makes my skin feel very soft.
This product is a freaking miracle.
Just to mention, I do not use this everyday. I use it as a treatment. If i overuse it as a moisturizer, it will clog the pores. Use this product only when needed. Do not put this into your daily skin care routine.
If you follow that last tip, this product will work wonders...unless you have a coconut allergy.
Edit: I'm also putting this in my bathtub for a bath oil. My water is pretty hard on my skin. This oil has become an amazing product for my body.
I have really unrully thick coarse color treated hair.. It needs some serious TLC sometimes. I stumbled upon a cocnut oil mask on youtube one day. I am in LOVE! Just a little extra virgin cocnut oil and rosemary oil slather it all over your hair paying close attention to the ends.. Only a little it needed on the roots.. Leave it in for a few hours and wash out... OMG.. My hair has never felt so soft and silky. This stuff is a miracle. After reading some of these reviews I am definitely going to try out some of the other uses... Great multi use product.. I'll always have some of this around.
I bought the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from Trader Joe's and I transferred some product into an empty jar I had laying around. I use a little spatula to dispense the product, which I use to remove eye makeup.
This does a phenomenal job of removing my waterproof eyeliner, waterproof mascara, every spec of shadow and glitter, and even matte lipsticks! Nothing else works better. I've tried a lot of makeup removers, probably every brand they have at Target and even tried some of the more expensive ones and nothing holds a candle to coconut oil. I used to use olive oil but it stung my eyes, this does not!
I personally have not experienced any breakouts from coconut oil. I love this and don't know what else I'd use to remove makeup.
i had used coconut oil for eye makeup remove and body at night for winter months and always for lip scrubs with sugar as I had longer lashes and been told if there fake and there mines. if you suffer with dry skin use it for eyes and lips but do not remove makeup it makes it breakout as I tried it and notice is not for everybody.
I love coconut oil, just not on my face. If you have acne keep coconut oil off your face. Eating it does help keep skin clear though, as it has highly antimicrobial properties. I used to put coconut oil on just the ends of my hair, it was a great conditioner, unfortunately it was the culprit behind flareups allong my jawline and neck. I now remove my makep with sunflower oil with 0 breakouts:) Coconut oil is listed as highly comedogenic, it is a solid, it will continue being a solid in your pores and clog them. It does feel soo good when it mels on your skin, but your skin is not always warm ie, your face on a cold day, or after washing face with cold water, so clogs will happen with coconut oil.
It Helps clear up acne: One night after using it to take off my eye make-up I decided to use it as an all over face make-up remover... then decided my face felt so good I didn't want to use anything else (hint: leave the coconut oil on your face for a minute and then get your water and washcloth really really hot to wipe it all away). I googled to see if this was okay to do and it turns out coconut oil can help get rid of acne! See more here : http://antiskinproblems.com/wonders-of-coconut-oil-for-acne/ continued >>
I have tried everything to clear up my teenager acne, and so when started seeing everywhere that coconut oil clears up hormonal acne and oily skin naturally and fast and after reading all the positive reviews, ordered some online quickly. When I opened my container of what I hoped to be the answer to my teen woes, I was greeted by the smell of all things yummy and lovely. I immediately went to my sink and washed my face with that good stuff. It felt weird in a good way on my skin, all slippery and such.my face was more oilier than usual after the washing, but it soaked in within ten or so minutes. I saw a slight change in my skin with two days, so I thought all was well, but after a week my skin broke out in to pretty much everything but dance. My face was full of rashes and pimples, and I just cried. Turns out I'm very allergic of coconuts I later learned. They make me nauseous and I get rashes. Boo.
What can I say about this amazing multi tasking product? I use it fo cooking (not too much because it is high in saturated fat), on my hair as a mask and to tame fly aways, for oil cleansing my face at night, makeup remover (even for waterproof mascara!!!) as a total body moisturizer, a deoderant on days when I am not too active, and eyelash or brow conditioner. I just cannot get enough of this stuff. Other oils to try if this just isn't working out for you would be almond oil or avocado oil! I get the organic, unrefined oil. It smells so yummy and the good stuff isn't stripped away like with the refined oil. It's also fairly cheap everywhere I go (I live on opposite sides of a state).
I use on my face and hair with great results but the BEST use I've found is as a body oil before scrubbing. Every week or two I coat my body with the coconut oil (you don't have to melt it in microwave -it melts on contact with your skin) and then lightly scrub my body with a boars hair brush. Then I take a shower. You can use a little soap to remove the oil but, when I have more time, I just rinse under the water, blot skin with a towel, relax and let any excess absorb into my skin. All the dead and dulling skin is gone. I swear it works better than a spa scrub I've experienced. Body lotion seems to absorb better through out the week and the skin on my arms and legs looks 10 years younger. And it feels sooo soft.
By the by, I use on my face at night after my moisturizer has absorbed and, besides waking up with fresh looking skin, the rosacea on my cheeks is calmed and soothed. You can get the virgin oil at Whole Foods for $7-15 dollars a jar.