Lots of people rave about the many uses of coconut oil, and since I already had it in the house (for my hair) I thought I would try it out on my face. (Mostly because I wasn’t too sure about how I would feel about it in my mouth…that’s what she said.)
** I am not an expert**
You should use coconut oil for your skin if:
– You already have it in the house. (If I already have it in the house for some other reason I basically class that as free!)
– You aren’t allergic to coconut. I mean,..that’s pretty obvious.
– You have super super dry skin.
– You enjoy greasy and slimy consistences on your hands and face.
– You want to lure people in with your baby soft skin, and then want the BIGGEST spot you have ever had appear on your face a week or so later to make them back off a little.
– You plan to grow a second head…on your face.
What you will need:
– Coconut oil.
– Facial scrub close by. I mean in your bathroom close, not corner shop close.
– Freakishly strong hands/fingers. This is vital to get the coconut oil out of the jar.
– Cotton wool pads.
– Wash cloth/ face flannel.
– Hand towel.
How to apply:
1. Get your jar of coconut oil and open it. Jam a spoon into it or, after you’ve realised that it’s actually super hard when in solid form, claw at it with your nails until you have a sufficient amount on your hands.
2. Wait for it to melt, or if you’re impatient like me rub it straight onto your face and it will melt as you push it around. (Usually for my hair, I stick the entire jar into the microwave for 20 seconds and pour whatever has melted into my hands, but I DO NOT recommend that.)
3. Smush that gooey mess all around your face. Don’t fail to notice (and comment to yourself) about how gross this feels, but how your skin definitely feels more healthy now that you have smushed greasy oil into it.
4. Wash your hands so that you can start taking this crap off your face. This will be a hard task, especially turning on the tap, so be persistent…
5. When you have given up trying to get it off your hands, just wipe it off a bit on a towel and get out your cotton wool pads.
6. Starting under the eyes, try to wipe off the coconut oil.
7. Once you start to notice that the cotton wool pads are just sticking to the coconut oil both on your face and the residue on your hands, give up on them and throw the oily gloop balls down the toilet.
8. This is when you will need your facial scrub, because water alone will not get this off. (It’s oil, so waterproof.) Be careful not to get the coconut oil all over the edge of the sink, bathroom cabinets and doors, because this will not come off with face wipes.
9. Get coconut oil all over your face scrub as you try to open it. Once open wash your face as hard as you can, as by now the slimy texture will start to annoy you.
10. Give up trying to get all of the oil off your face, and realise that you should probably let the oil sit in your skin a little anyway because that’s how it stops your skin being so dry.
11. After 10 or so minutes of drying time your face will feel super soft. (The kicker is you won’t actually know if that’s because you used coconut oil, or because you scrubbed your face so hard to get it off.)
And that’s it!
Okay, so obviously I had a bad experience with coconut oil as a skincare product. My face was soft for a few days after I did this, but as I said I don’t know if that’s because I used it or because I scrubbed my face REALLY hard in an attempt to get it off. Another bad note would be that I had the biggest spot OF MY ENTIRE LIFE appear 5 days after doing this. My usual skincare routine is…well non-existent to be truthful, but I’ve never had that kind of a reaction to anything I have put on my face before, so I think that maybe that’s due to pushing more oil into oily parts of my face? But isn’t this meant to clean? It also didn’t take off my make-up residue as well as I had been led to believe it would on various YouTube videos. All in all…this is a thumbs down from me, I won’t be doing that again any time soon.
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