These past few months I have taken (not by choice really) a very long make up break. During this time I have been trying out different oils to use instead of moisturizer. To be honest there is no better beauty product out there to prevent and get rid of fine lines and dry wrinkles than using natural oils. It just gives your skin that natural glow you just can’t get with regular creams and moisturizers.
I want to dedicated each oil I have tried and will try it’s own blog posts, so let’s start with the most famous one, coconut oil!
I first fell in love with coconut oil when it worked amazing to treat my second degree burn I got on my wrist this past fall. The burn was very, very bad and almost a 3d degree burn and I thought I would be left with the worst scar possible on an area that was 3×3 cm big. However after the first few days I started applying coconut oil on the wound as soon as a thin surface had been formed. I dabbed on the oil to prevent it from rubbing off the thin layer of new skin that had started to grow back.
Every day I used the oil after reading a medical study on how coconut oil can help treat burns. This healed my wound so well and the surface became completely flat. No bumps or edges of the burn at all!!!
Coconut oil is both a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory oil and that’s why I think it worked so amazing for my burn wound.
Today a few months after it is still slightly red pigmentation but I’m just so happy it did not result in a bumpy and uneven scar. So this is a big if you ever burn yourself, forget about the aloe vera and instead apply coconut oil. Just make sure you use a brand new jar of oil and use plastic gloves when applying to minimize the risk of infections and don’t put the oil on until the first new layer of skin have started to grow back!
However when I used coconut oil on my face it was quite a bumpy ride…
The first two weeks of using coconut on my face had me shook. I was thinking to myself wow why had I not been using this oil on my face sooner and my dark circles (genetics unfortunately) started to look a lot better. Not completely gone but the area looked more glowing and I looked less tired. Then after a few weeks the nasty after effect hit me, under skin/cystic acne hit my skin in many different places. It was not the white pimples but instead red bumps that took a long time to heal…
I read up on coconut oil after this and read that it seems like a tricky oil to use in the face.
Due to the fact that for some people it can clog up the skin and for others it actually clears up acne prone skin!
The only way to find out is to get a leap of faith and give it a try. I do think I might have gone overboard using coconut oil pretty much every day in my face and that’s why my skin had a break out. Also since my health is not the best I think my body is a bit stressed out at the moment so that could also be another reason. I do however love the results of using it underneath my eye area and I noticed my lashes seemed to become fuller after using the oil all over my face. I will continue to use as a eye primer before concealer underneath the eyes.
So I do not want to discourage anyone from trying coconut as a facial oil, just make sure you take a few precautionary steps I have listed pros and cons as well as what to think of before using the oil below.
Hope you like it!