Coconut oil clogs your pores

Which people are “appropriately predisposed” to the fact that comedogenic substances may promote blackheads and blemishes in them?

What skin type does coconut oil clog the pores?

It depends on the skin type whether the coconut oil clogs the pores or not. First of all, a natural vegetable oil cannot clog your pores on its own. They become clogged with flakes of skin, dead skin cells, sebum and bacteria. Only now do blackheads or pimples appear.

People with large skin pores are more prone to clogged pores than people with fine skin pores. Those who have rather coarse skin pores often get blackheads. In this case, coconut oil can force the development of blackheads.

This can be avoided by using a gentle scrub before applying the coconut oil. It removes those substances that can clog pores.

People with fine skin pores often have dry skin, as the fine skin pores only secrete little sebum. At the same time, fine skin pores offer little space for substances that could clog the skin pores. Therefore the coconut oil is a very good skin care product here. Yes, for many people coconut oil is a real miracle elixir for the skin.

In addition to the benefits of coconut oil already described above, it soothes the skin, relieves tension and heals redness. It is rich in antioxidants such as E.g. ferulic acid - an antioxidant phenolic acid that is much more effective than vitamin E. It reduces age spots, repairs damage caused by UV radiation and reduces skin aging.

Coconut oil for the face care of sensitive skin

If you haven't tolerated coconut oil in facial care so well, you can try the following tips to still enjoy the benefits of coconut oil - without experiencing any disadvantages.

  1. Mix the coconut oil (that you plan to use in facial care) with an oil that is known to be non-comedogenic, such as coconut oil. B. hemp oil, argan oil or shea butter. All of them have a zero on the comedogenic substance scale.
  2. Apply an exfoliant before applying the coconut oil. Then there are no substances at all that could clog the pores.
  3. Don't use coconut oil as a moisturizer or cream, but as a cleansing oil. So apply the coconut oil to the skin and massage it in. After a short time, remove it with a damp cloth and warm water.

In this way, coconut oil can be used very well in facial care.

You can find more information about coconut oil and its health benefits here:

  1. Coconut Oil - Tips for Skin and Body Care
  2. Coconut oil stops tooth decay
  3. Coconut oil for cancer

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