Coconut Oil is an incredibly emollient plant oil that’s packed with medium-chain fatty acids (a.k.a. triglycerides), rich in Linoleic Acid (a type of omega-6 fatty acid), and is considered a great source of antimicrobial Lauric Acid, too.
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+ What does Coconut Oil do to your skin?
Coconut Oil is occlusive by nature, which makes it super effective at locking in moisture to help skin stay soft, smooth, and dewy. It doesn’t physically contribute to hydration levels though, so make sure you’re properly hydrating the skin first. Then, apply your Coconut Oil products as a final layer to seal everything in.
+ Is Coconut Oil good for wrinkles?
While Coconut Oil (or any pure emollient, for that matter) can’t physically change the depth of wrinkles, it certainly can reduce the look of those lines and wrinkles that are exacerbated by dryness. The fatty acid content helps skin maintain its moisture levels, giving it a smoother and more supple appearance.
+ Does Coconut Oil clog pores?
This is where the controversy surrounding Coconut Oil kicks in. If you’re oily or prone to blackheads and breakouts, you might want to skip Coconut Oil altogether; its heavy, occlusive nature ranks it as one of the more comedogenic oils in existence. .
+ Can Coconut Oil remove acne scars?
Coconut Oil can’t remove acne scars—and if you’re blemish-prone, you might want to keep Coconut Oil out of your facial skin care routine completely. Instead, use ingredients like exfoliating acids, Retinol, or Vitamin C which have shown to help improve the look of discoloration and uneven texture.