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Beauty mistakes you should never make with coconut oil again

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Long publicized for a long time, coconut oil is now the subject of debate. Comedogenic, its use on the face would promote the appearance of imperfections. Also, it would be, against all odds, to avoid in care for his hair. So, is it really to be banned from your beauty routine?

A “comedogenic” oil

What is a comedogenic oil? This means that the product tends to promote the appearance of comedowns ( blackheads ) and small imperfections, because it clogs the pores of the skin. The comedogenicity index is measured on a scale of 0 to 5: from 2, it can promote the appearance of pimples .

Coconut vegetable oil has a comedogenicity index of 4 out of 5! It is therefore incompatible with oily or acne-prone skin , which already has problems and clogged pores.

If your skin is very dry or chapped , you can use it. Prefer an organic extra-virgin oil: unrefined, it is made from fresh coconut pulp. A manufacturing method that preserves its virtues: its vitamin A which promotes hydration of the skin, its vitamin E with antioxidant properties and its saturated fatty acids.

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Which oils to replace it with?

Is your skin oily? Turn to other vegetable oils with a lower comedogenicity index to take care of your skin! Some even help regulate sebum production without leaving an oily film on the skin’s surface. This is the case with hazelnut, jojoba, black seed or sesame oil. Thanks to their healing properties, the latter two are perfect for treating acne-affected skin.

Be careful, a poorly preserved vegetable oil oxidizes and therefore becomes comedogenic. So remember to keep your oils protected from air and light.

While it is best to avoid using it on the face, it is perfect for the rest of the body. Super hydrating, mix it with powdered sugar to obtain a delicious , natural and homemade scrub . Add it to your beauty products to increase the nourishing effect or apply it directly to your skin: coconut oil will nourish even the driest areas, such as elbows or feet.

Coconut oil for hair: be careful

Coconut oil also remains popular for its many virtues on your hair, whatever its nature. However, damaged and thirsty hair will not benefit from coconut oil. Composed of almost 45% lauric acid, it restores the scales of the hair fiber, but without nourishing them in depth. Result: the hair is sheathed and shinier, but still damaged. So prefer real moisturizing masks and keratin treatments to repair your hair.

 

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