It is a strange concept of putting oil on your skin. Many people, especially those with acne-prone skin, would immediately shut down this idea. It makes sense that it is an unpopular opinion, because why would you put more oil on top of skin that already produces too much? And won’t the oil clog your pores causing more breakouts? Well, we are here to debunk these myths.
Let’s start with a little information about coconut oil and skin care! Coconut oil is a non-barrier oil, meaning it will not clog the pores. There is Lauric Acid naturally found in coconut oil, this is the most prominent medium-chain fatty acid in the coconut oil. It has been shown to be a natural antifungal, antibacterial agent. There are other natural substances like phytonutrients that help with tissue protection in the skin. Now, we will break down some information for specific skin types.
To our Oily Skin/Combination Skin Friends:
The reason of the overproduction of sebum is a sign of your skin lacking hydration, and this is your body’s way to prevent further dehydration. But, extra sebum can easily clog the pores leading to inflamed skin, acne breakouts and comedo formations. As stated before, coconut oil is a non-barrier oil which means it will not clog the pores, but instead, clean them out leaving the skin hydrated and clear.
To our Dry Skin Friends:
Applying coconut oil topically helps restore the lipid barrier, which reduces water loss and improves antimicrobial functions. A thin layer of coconut oil is all you need to see and feel results. In a 2014 study, 46% of people with extreme cases of dry skin saw excellent results from using coconut oil as a moisturizer. This is because it is able to penetrate all three layers of our skin instead of most lotion moisturizers which are mainly water-based and will quickly evaporate.
Now you know that coconut oil is great for your skin, but why is Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil the best one? All Skinny & Co. products are completely natural. We have a patented process that is strictly ours. Our company has a hand from the picking of the coconuts from the jungles of Vietnam to adding essential oils and jarring at our warehouse here in Indianapolis. There are never any chemicals added, which means no strange parabens or solvents will be put on your skin. Our Facial Oil is the best for moisturizing the face and providing all of the great benefits to your skin as stated above. We have carefully formulated the Facial Oil’s blend of essential oils to help calm inflammation in the skin and it leaves a light, pleasant scent. Not completely convinced? The best way for you to know is to try it out! Our Facial Oil is a great makeup remover, cleanser, and moisturizer.