Coconut oil and acne!!!

by Nancy
(Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

I have somewhat oily skin with very small pores, so I tend to break out from time to time no matter how I care for my skin (although I find that using acne-appropriate essential and carrier oils to be very helpful, especially if they are higher in lineoleic acid and lower in oleic acid and are low or non-comedogenic, as in pore-blocking tendency).

I recently started using VIRGIN coconut oil and I broke out like CRAZY!!! I did some more research and I discovered that coconut oil, whether it's virgin or not, has a 4 out of 5 rating on the comedogenicy scale!

That means it's VERY comedogenic! The reason it doesn't make everyone break out is because not everyone has small pores.

HOWEVER, the reason that those with large pores tend not to break out as much is because the toxin and bacteria-filled sebum has an easier time being released through the larger pores, even with oily skin (depending on the pore size-sebum ratio).

So, to everyone with smaller pores, please be aware of this!

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Aug 18, 2015
by: Tracy

Good to know, thank you for sharing!

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