In a recent blog post, I mentioned my new love of raw, organic, unrefined coconut oil and my soon-to-be new love of raw, organic, unrefined shea butter (I was waiting to receive it in the mail). Well, I can tell you I absolutely love mixing coconut oil and shea butter for an amazing body moisturizer. Not only am I using a safe product on my skin, but I'm saving so much money compared to the coconut body butter I was using. A little goes a long way and I'm very happy with the results.
Where I've changed my mind is using coconut oil on my face. Unlike on my body, the coconut oil is just too much for my delicate face. I started getting clogged pores and even dry spots! Switching to my previous Alba Botanica moisturizer for just a day cleared up the issues. With that said, I did some more research on coconut oil and alternative pure organic products for my face.
It turns out many people experienced the same as me. Coconut oil was great at first, but it's no good long term. Even my two favorite authors, Kris Carr and Kimberly Snyder, recommend using coconut oil on the body, but not the face. Kris Carr thoroughly recommends Annmarie Gianni Skin Care. She has been using Annmarie Gianni's products on her face for several years and she explains here that although many of the products are made with oils, the products don't cause breakouts or clogged pores. I ordered a sample kit (and received a $10 off coupon for next time) and I started using the products today. I'm hoping for amazing results. I think I'll be very pleased, so stay tuned for a review in the next few weeks.
Remember, the skin is your largest organ. Anything you put on your skin will be absorbed into the body.