This oil is extensively used for desmaquillantes home, mainly due to the recommendations of some blogs of the natural cosmetics, but some specialists recommend not to do so. According to the naturopath Svetlana Raylyan, it is preferable not to use it for this due to its thickness and concentration.
It is ideal to use as a agent nutritious, as it has the advantage of being an oil that is easily absorbed, reaching the deeper layers. For that you should apply the coconut oil (preferably organic) with gentle massage, then a facial cleansing neat. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then washed with abundant water to remove the excess oil.
When the oil is very thick, advisable to mix it with other softer and less greasy, which adds benefits. “The skin of each person is different, so it is important that each experiment in order to find out what is the ideal mix for your body and adjust the ratio of ingredients in a way that is suitable to cater to your needs skin”, says Svetlana. For example, for a normal to dry skin, you can try a combination of coconut oil with other argan, shea, or jojoba, whereas for skins with a tendency fat suggests together castor oil with a little tea tree oil and mint.
In the case of the oily skin with tendency to acne, explains that generally must be kept away from any treatment that is greasy, but that “coconut oil can be beneficial for their antimicrobial properties and content of vitamin E. This vitamin helps to regulate the production of sebum and unclog the pores, which prevents acne outbreaks,” he says. In addition, he explains, the coconut oil contains two fatty acids important, the lauric and capric, with antimicrobial properties. In human skin, these two fatty acids are converted into monolaurin and monocaprina, substances that help protect the skin against the development of acne and other infections by destroying harmful bacteria and germs.
“Its excessive use can cause the skin to become too oily or greasy, and in some cases can even appear some white spots. It is quite normal, although if this condition does not resolve in a few days, it is better to suspend its use and consult with a dermatologist,” warns Svetlana.