COCONUT OIL WARNING- Don't use it as a face moisturizer!
Posted by Leah Scott on
WHAT COCONUT OIL DOES TO THE FACE:
There are so many benefits to coconut oil, but women are making the mistake of putting coconut oil onto the face as a moisturizer. Coconut oil, like all oils, has it's own traits that make it unique. One of these traits is that it causes tissues to swell. That also causes pores to enlarge and widen, just like a hot steam cloth would do. This oil is very "fatty" and soaks into the skin quickly and deeply, and then results in plumper skin where it's applied. The skin loves to soak up coconut oil, but the visuals of that are not attractive on the whole face.
COCONUT OIL'S NEGATIVES:
The result of using coconut oil as a facial moisturizer is: nose swelling from coconut oil, swollen and puffier eye bags from coconut oil, and more pronounced pores on the face, especially on the nose. These negative results of coconut oil's swelling tendency show up on the face in a 24-48 hour window. It's unwanted swelling results do get worse with continued use, so stop using it on your face- starting today!
One of my new friends revealed to me that she had been using coconut oil on her face in place of a moisturizer. She also mentioned that she felt her nose was protruding more, and looked as if it was growing larger! When I told her that the swelling and warming trait of coconut oil was responsible, she said, "Oh! My nose started growing right around the time I started using coconut oil on my face!" Problem solved.
MY MOISTURIZER SOLUTION:
She was delighted to use my moisturizer that shrinks excessive swelling on the face, among many other beneficial beauty traits it has:
MY NOSE SHRINKER SOLUTION:
Also, my nose shrinking mask is specifically designed for a dilemma like this, and makes immediate changes in swelling:
WHERE TO APPLY COCONUT OIL:
Coconut oil is great for the rest of the body, though, and there's no reason to throw out your coconut oil if you've been accidentally using it as your face moisturizer. Using it on the legs, hands, lips, breasts, and cuts/scrapes/wounds... will put it's swelling, plumping, and deep moisturizing traits to the best use! Those body parts are particularly grateful to encounter coconut oil!
COCONUT OIL- BAD FOR HAIR:
Coconut oil is NOT a good hair oil for most people with straight, wavy, or thin hair- due to it's heaviness, which creates an oily look fast, or is not easy to evenly distribute throughout the hair. Because this oil is so thick, it can also leave "grease spots" when you lay your head down on a pillow, for example, and is not even practical for curly or African American hair, which typically needs a heavier oil to avoid breakage, moisturize, and detangle.
MY HAIR OIL SOLUTION:
Check out my 100% natural hair oil and detangler, which is light-weight, easily distributed though the hair, doesn't tint light hair colors darker, and so many more impressive traits! This is also excellent as a detangler for African American hair! It's made of the oil with the highest shine and light-weight smoothing that I was able to find through years of experimenting with many natural oils reputed to be good for hair:
Glad I could inform you more,
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