Lets face it, Coconut Oil has become the trendiest and most versatile oil in everyone’s pantry, and lately I have heard a lot of rave around the idea of using coconut oil as a makeup remover, so I thought that I would give it a try.
My skin is really going through a rough time at the moment – with an eczema breakout, spots, and dry patches – and with all the anti-bacterial, anti-yeast, and first-aid cream benefits of coconut oil, I decided that I would try out this highly recommended makeup remover.
And here is how it turned out.
Some dermatologists say that the coconut oil should replace a cleansing oil, but after you watch my video you will see that even though the coconut oil easily breaks down the waxiness of the makeup, it doesn’t remove it from the skin, so I ended up using a cotton pad to wipe the remains of the makeup off my face.
Even though the coconut oil and cotton pad is very effective, my face didn’t feel fully clean because of the oil residue left from the coconut oil – if you have oily skin then you will know exactly what I am talking about. So, once I had finished removing my makeup I carried on with my cleansing routine as usual – this means I cleansed, toned, and applied face cream.
Now we get on to the topic of whether or not coconut oil clogs your pores. There is some serious debate about this, but dermatologists have said that using organic, unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil will reduce the chances of your pores getting congested.
And as for moisturizing, coconut oil is not considered a moisturizer as it is unable to provide “proteins to protect the skins barrier or cater to all three barrier lipid groups”. For this reason, I make sure that I apply a moisturizer after using coconut oil.