Alright Kopari cuties, listen up! Today on The Salty we’re playing “Mythbusters.” It’s come to our attention that a lot of girls out there are afraid of using coconut oil in their skincare products... Isn’t oil what clogs pores, causing pesky pimples and breakouts? Well, the answer is both yes and no! While we totally get your reservation, there’s a huge difference between good oils (hello, coco!) and bad oils (we’re talking to you blackheads). Let’s us explain, or rather, bust the myth:
The Bad Oils
Acne is what happens when the hair follicles beneath your skin’s surface produce too much oil. This is what we call the bad oil. When someone has acne-prone or oily skin, their first instinct is to withhold moisture, but this is actually doing more bad than good. When the skin becomes dry or irritated from harsh cleansers and products, it tends to produce even more oil than before, creating a vicious cycle and an unhappy complexion.
The Good Oils
Good oils, like coconut oil, are rich in healthy-skin components like fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. They also contain restorative antioxidants which help brighten your complexion and promote an even skin tone. Aside from all this goodness, good oils are great at ridding bad oils from the skin. The antimicrobial coconut oil is able to break down nasty impurities without stripping the skin of its essential moisture. A win-win!
Benefits of Coconut Cleansing Oil
Arielle Nagler, MD, a dermatologist at NYU Langone Medical Center said it best: “The theory behind oil cleansers is that they’re thought to remove bad excess oil because they have similar chemical properties as skin oil, which allow them to interact. This is in contrast to washing with water, which separates from oil.” Since oil dissolves oil, using a cleansing oil instead of a soap does a better job at getting the gunk out of your skin (even if your skin is naturally oily!). In addition to removing oil, debris, and bacteria from the skin, our Coconut Cleansing Oil also does an amazing job at removing makeup. We’re talking waterproof mascara, red lipstick, and a full face contour. This stuff is magic! After cleansing, your skin will feel clean and supple without ever feeling tight or dry.
Aside from nutrient-rich coconut oil, our Cleansing Oil is packed with other skin-loving, natural ingredients! Green tea oil is rich in antioxidants that slow the breakdown of collagen which promotes a youthful complexion. Rice oil helps cleanse the skin while boosting hydration. Lavender flower extract is loaded with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that soothe irritation and help keep blemishes at bay. It’s also made without any synthetic fragrance, making it safe for super sensitive skin.