Have you tried using coconut oil for acne and blemishes? Coconut oil is amazing for your skin but it may not be the best product to use on your face.
Once upon a time I used the typical facial cleansers and moisturizer from the store but once I cleaned up my personal care products I switched to using coconut oil for both cleansing my face and moisturizing it.
This type of skin care is called The Oil Cleansing Method, and it’s phenomenal for many skin types. The concept behind this method is that by cleansing your skin with oil, it’ll help to dissolve the oils and impurities on your skin.
I love the way my skin feels using the oil cleansing method. My skin is very soft and I hardly have any breakouts. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for everyone.
Coconut Oil For Acne
For years I thought coconut oil was perfect for all skin types and I even recommended that people use coconut oil for acne and blemishes because of its potent antibacterial properties, but I was wrong.
The thing is, coconut oil isn’t right for all skin types. It’s actually one of the worst oils to use on your skin if you suffer with acne!
Coconut oil has a rating of 4 on the comedogenic scale, which is the worst rating. High comedogenic oils clog your pores.
If you’ve been using coconut oil on your face and have found that you’re breaking out, stop using it! There are many other natural oils that you can use on your face.
Best Oils To Use For Acne
Below are a list of popular oils and butters and their comedogenic rating. If you’re prone to acne or blemishes it’s best that you use oils that have a rating of 0 or 1.
5 – High
4 – Moderately High
3 – Moderate
2 – Moderately Low
1 – Low
0 – Does Not Clog Your Pores!
5 Rating Oils – High Comedogenic (Bad)
4 Rating Oils – Moderately High Comedogenic (Not Great)
3 Rating Oils – Moderate Comedogenic (Still Not Great)
2 Rating Oils – Moderately Low Comedogenic (Okay)
- Avocado Oil
- Borage oil
- Olive oil
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Hazelnut Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Tamanu Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
1 Rating Oils – Low Comedogenic (Good)
0 Rating Oils – Does Not Clog Your Pores!
I hope this list helps you to find the right oil to use on your skin!
I’ll continue to use coconut oil on my face, but I may add hemp seed oil, castor oil and argan oil to my beauty face serum in the futures since they’re all great for the skin!