I was hesitant using it at first because I heard the word ‘oil’ and immediately thought it would clog my pores and make my breakouts worse…but it doesn’t! My face actually looks better using the oil rather than my normal oil-free moisturizer and I feel like the tone and texture are also better.
The great thing about using coconut oil for beauty is that you don’t necessarily need to buy anything special — the same coconut oil you cook with is the same oil you put on your skin and hair. I’ve found some great products with added ingredients for beauty use but you really can’t go wrong either way.
The basic grocery store coconut oil comes in a jar and can be found in the natural foods or cooking oil section. It’s white and solid at room temperature and liquid when you heat it up but it works great straight from the jar! You can use it on your skin and hair to add weightless moisture. I would also suggest using on your face even if your skin isn’t great. I’ve had acne for years and the coconut oil has actually made my skin feel better and hasn’t made me breakout of left my skin feeling extra oily.
Lately I’ve been using this beautifying oil from The Body Shop on my skin rather than the raw coconut oil. This is a great coconut oil with added nut oils. It smells great and feels really light leaving skin with a nice little shimmer. I usually use this at night instead of using moisturizer cream or lotion. The only issue is that its liquid form makes it a bit messy.
For my hair I’ve been using Ogx Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Spray. This is another product you can also use on your skin but I find the spray bottle really convenient to use on your hair. I generally spray the oil to the middle of my hair and work it down to the ends. I have oily hair already so even adding this to my roots will make it flat. This is great if your hair is color treated or you already use Moroccan Argan Oil and are looking for something lighter.