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How to Clean Your Face with Coconut Oil
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European Journal of Sport Science, The acute effects of a caffeine-containing supplement on strength, muscular endurance, and anaerobic capabilities. Then I moisturized with coconut oil. This morning I used a baking soda and water mask and then coconut oil. After reading a couple of articles and a bunch of comments, I am going to try the ocm tonight with my beloved coconut oil.

I would like to know your thoughts on baking soda. It makes my skin feel nice and clean its been so hard for me to give up soap! Also, what do you think about witch hazel and cornstarch?

Would you recommend adding any of these to my regiment and how? Thank you so much. Thank you so much for your comment. In fact, I use baking soda personally for exfoliation.

So, I would recommend only using the baking soda as an exfoliant once or twice a week. As for witch hazel and tea tree oil — I love both of those things! They can both be added to your ACV toner concoction.

I personally add tea tree oil to my ACV toner. Good luck with the OCM! Thank you so much for your prompt reply! Your answers really do help. I think the baking soda is drying out my lips, so I will definitely take your advice and use it less frequently. I did my first ocm and followed with the acv toner. My skin felt a bit dry after which seemed weird after all that oil, but I just left it and it feels fine now.

Do you have a recommendation for a mask to round out my routine? Also, do you think aloe would be good to add anywhere? Sorry for so many questions and thank you so much for your help! As your skin adjusts, you can always use a light oil post OCM if your face does feel a bit dry.

I love the way clay makes my skin feel. Really hope this works for me. Been having terribly dry skin after having my second baby. Thanks for all the tips. I am going to try this tonight. I was just wondering,how do you apply the toner to your face? Thank you so much for this post. It helped answer some of my questions. I had wondered if I was oil cleansing correctly.

My skin has always been oily and acne prone. After washing with coconut oil for the past month, it looks better than ever. My pores look smaller and my blackheads are gone. I can now go without makeup or with just cc cream. After reading about frankinscence and its anti-aging benefits, such as wrinkle reduction and cell rejuvenation, I added it to my nightly oil cleanse around week 2. I highly recommend it.

Now, trying the method on my 12 year old son. I really hope he has the same great results. Any suggestions for which oil would be best to add to his?

I would give it weeks before making a clearcut decision whether or not it works for your skin. That would be like heaven lol.

You can get Norwex Cloths here. You can absolutely use your own toner! She was getting tired of adult acne from time to time, and dry patches other times. Someone told her about it, and she swears by it.

So I have been using the Clarisonic for almost a year now and I love it. Lately I have been breaking out really bad. And now I am looking up more natural ways to work with my face! I am thinking of using the oils with my clarisonic at night, toning with ACV and possibly argan or jojoba oil after depending on how it feels. In the morning possibly using honey, lemon mix for face cleansing with the ACV toner again.

I use good primer though. Should I experiment without any foundation or should I just go ahead and use my good primer with my BB cream?

Cheyenee, first off — cheers to you! Second, it is completely up to you as to what you want to do with your makeup. I would suggest getting down the whole… washing your face with coconut oil or other oils and ACV toner FIRST, and then moving on to seeing if and how much foundation you need.

Baby steps are the way to go with this. Small, incremental changes will allow you to see what works best, and what may not.

Later on, you can also give this apple cider vinegar hair rinse a try! Hope that helps… Thanks for the comment! Is this just an adjustment period or is it not right for me?

How long have you been doing it? Did you change anything else in your routine? Have you been using moisturizers after the fact? If not, try a bit of jojoba oil after the oil cleansing method. Hope that gives you something to think about! I have quite sensative skin and I really would like to try this method, do you think it will be ok for sensative skin?? How do you wash your cloths? Also can this remove make up or will I have to use something to remove my make up before I use the coconut oil?

Sorry for all the questions! I love this article I cannot wait to try it!! It does work for sensitive skin. In the article, I give you good tips for oil blends for sensitive skin! Just make sure to do it in the evening. And it DOES work to clean off makeup! I wash my cloths in hot water in the laundry with this homemade laundry detergent. However, I wear make up every day foundation, mascara, eyeliner, etc. Honestly — that is totally up to you.

For example, coconut oil is really helpful when removing eye makeup that is hard to get off. Okay, I have been using coconut oil for a while now and I think my face got worse. Kaylee, I would stop using what you are using immediately. Let your skin breath and see how your face does without any exposure to coconut oil. If you see improvement, try another oil blend that appeals to you based on your skin type. You might have a sensitivity to comedogenic oils, so using a blend of non-comedogenic oils like castor oil and jojoba oil would be a great place to start.

Searching the internet to find out which method is the best is so confusing because someone always has something different they do or swear by!

Noelle, I use a very heavy liquid foundation on my face every day. Would you recommend washing my face first or removing all my foundation to let the coconut oil treatment clean deeper? How could I get a cleaner result? So glad using coconut oil as a face wash has made you skin feel so fabulous! So, really take some time and rub a good amount of coconut oil deep into your pours, and then cycle through steps 4 and 5 as much as you need to. The ACV will help to lift any leftover grime or additional makeup.

I use a cotton pad to apply my apple cider vinegar toner, and often find that there is a little extra makeup that appears on the pad — especially when I use it around the edge of my face. The ACV toner also makes you face feel light and tight! I have a very oily skin and prone to breakouts. What do you advice? I would experiment based on the advice in this article, and test out things to see what works best for you. I can tell you that many people find the best resolution by simply using coconut oil as a face wash or another oil using the OCM and ditching all other conventional soaps or scrubs, BUT — things work differently for everyone.

Give yourself time to try and adjust! Let me know how it goes, OK? I used macademia oil on my face, and I reacted to it, too bad, I became over dark, pls what is ur advice. Stop using the macadamia oil.

Please refer to other options above! Not every oil will work for everyone. Hi Noelle, Great articles on using acv and coconutoil for improving skin!! I wanted to ask you about blackheads since you seem to really know skin.

I have deep blackheads on my nose and chin that have been there for years. When I do try to remove them, they come right back within a week.

Any advice on what methods work for removing them? I have dry skin and very sensitive. When you do it, focus on rubbing the oil using small, circular motions into those specific trouble areas. Hope that helps a but! First article I read all the way through! Keep up the good job! When and what sunscreen should I use? I am African American and work 8hrs. I am 57 yrs. Try Badger Sunscreen or Keys Sunblock. I recommend using a non-toxic natural sunscreen like Badger Sunscreen or Keys Sunblock. Robbin, yes, as stated above in my previous comment, apply sunscreen after the apple cider vinegar toner.

It makes hair grow crazy fast and oh-so-smooth! I follow something similar myself. I despise store-bought cleansers and prefer to go natural! After I cleanse my face with it, I have bright baby-soft skin and my fine lines are plumped away. I just wanted to come back and update because I see how many people you have had comment on this new way of washing your face and thought I would share my results…. I asked you a few questions back in December and ordered my Norwex face clothes and started using coconut oil only as a face wash every night along with your DIY apple cider vinegar toner afterwards.

The simplicity of only using 2 products and also knowing they are organic and chemical free 2. I am saving a TON of money by not buying store name brand facial cleansers 3. I have started to get a lot of compliments on how much softer, brighter, and clear my face is! I work with horses so i get pretty dirty and now i just use the toner on my face midday and at night to make sure i am getting all that dust, dirt, and hair off and it works great!

I have actually started sharing this method with all of my friends and family hoping they will give it a try! One more question for you…I think I would like to start using Castor oil as well because I have heard it really helps acne prone people, is there a specific brand you know is good and would recommend?

Also, have you heard or seen any difference with between using coconut oil that is solid and the liquid refined coconut oil? So glad to hear how well washing your face with coconut oil, and the ACV toner is working for you! These are incredibly nourishing, so I typically recommend sticking with a high quality, cold-pressed, organic coconut oil — especially when putting it on your face.

Thanks for your support, and for the comment! Could I use refined coconut oil instead since it has less scent? Thank you for the great info! Hi Noelle love the coconut and vinegar. I need to know when should I use sun screen and do you have any suggestions on what kind and when should I apply it.

Definitely want to try this, I might even pick some up tonight. My skin is dry to combination, usually getting zits and redness in my Tzone. Preferably something spf 20 or more. I personally use coconut oil or jojoba oil for times when I feel a bit dry.

Coconut oil is also known to help in hair growth andv usually ppl apply it on hair. Applying on face does not promote facial hair growth? Hi Noelle, excellent article! I also use hemp oil to clean my face. Hi i tried it first time. My skin is too dry. I have one question after wakeing up morning we have to use normal cream for face or not. Can we do cleaning with coconut oil everyday. Have tried the coconut oil cleansing a couple times and love it. My face feels so smooth and soft in the morning.

I want to add some castor oil for my breakouts but not sure how much to add. I am using 1 teaspoon of coconut oil so how much castor oil for combination type skin?

Thanks so much for all your research and info!! Do you wash with coconut oil once or twice a day? Is twice a day a better idea? In the article above, I only recommend once a day — or a few times a week. Thanks for your comment — glad its working out! I wear foundation everyday, can I use this process every night to remove my make up and cleanse? Followed by your apple toner? Just want to find the right balance and get rid of chemicals on my skin!

Yes — you can use this every night if you wear heavy makeup each day! After spot testing, you could try this for two nights, and then see how your skin is reacting. If not — try a night or two of your old routine. ALSO — keep your options open in terms of the oils you use.

First of all thank u so much for all this wonderful info! I have started using coconut oil on my face for the past 3 days but I have noticed dry patches on my Cheeks which I do tend to get alot but I also am very prone to breakouts on my chin and upper lip area so i think i have some weird combination skin! However, I wanted to know so shall i continue on using coconut oil, will it dry out my skin even more? However, I soo badly want clear blemish free skin, hope u can help! Thank u soo much!

Have patience with your skin, and stay positive! Hey Noelle, I am dark skinned African American. Was suggested by you to try Badger sun screen. It made my face white. I rubbed and rubbed, it will not disappear into my skin.

My name is Tiffany. Can I use coconut oil to both cleanse and moisturize at the same time? My face a few pimples. Using the coconut oil to clean your face acts to moisturize it as well.

But, yes — you can absolutely use a pinch of coconut oil after to moisturize. The breakout period is week. This has absolutely miraculously changed my skin! Thanks for this article!

Andrea — so great to hear! Thanks for letting me know how it went — and for your comment! I am going to start this regiment today.

My hisband has eczema on his cace and scalp so I am actually going to try this for him too one question…. If you feel you need moisturizer, you can use a little bit before makeup. However, I would experiment and see how your skin does without moisturizer first.

Hi Noelle, I cannot find the coconut oil that you show in this website. It is like cooking oil. Can i use that? So i am not sure want to buyccoconut oil or not. I would recommend going with a cold-pressed virgin coconut oil.

I also have those little white milia bumps and can not get rid of them!!! Do you remember how long it took to get rid of those stubborn bumps when you started the oil cleansing method? So excited to see how it goes for you! I would say it took about 6 months or so for them to be completely gone. Let me know how it works out! Thanks for the comment, and your support! I use coconut oil on my body too after I wash myself and after I gave my dog his bath and it help my dog not get bite by bugs and I use it when I go to the sun and not stay in the sun long.

I was told to try the coconut oil as a face wash but was SO scared to try! Is that a good brand? Is that the correct coconut oil to use? You think you can break it down for me, please? My skin is combination so what is it that I need to do? Thank you so much for this blog! The brand you purchased is great — just make sure to test it on a small patch of your skin first to see how you do. Nola , I use coconut oil on my face when I wash my face and I give my dog coconut oil for his teeth brushing and I use it to brush my teeth and put coconut oil on my dog after his bath.

Hi Noelle, Xiaomek again. I wish to ask you what is the different between olive oil and coconut oil? Can i use olive oil to clean my face as what you did? Or coconut oil is the must? Second question is can i use cooking coconut oil? FOr you information, so far, due to cannot find coconut oil, i use olive oi l facial type, which written: I use the olive oil, then i cleaned it with cotton pad with hot waters, so far after 1 week. My face looks still OK. So i throw it away.

Olive oil is perfectly fine! So, yes — coconut oil that you use for cooking is fine. Thanks for letting me know how it went for you!

You were right about not needing to use a moisturizer after washing with the coconut oil. I also use it on my children…. Thanks for letting me know, and for your support! How often do you suggest I use them? For instance, do I cleanse my face nightly, and use the toner in the morning, vice versa, both morning and night, or something else? It really all depends on your needs.

Hi Noelle, I got my coconut oil which is made in malaysia after find them in pharmacy. After 2 times i use coconut oil only without mix with any asteringent oil to clean my face, pimples come out..

So i stop the coconut oil.. I use back my olive oil and it is fine again.. So at current stage I will only clean my face with olive oil. But I have some question, Olive oil is carrier oil, coconut oil is also carrier, so can i mix them together? Or I should go to buy castor or hazelnut oil as astringent oil to mix with my olive oil? Or i can just use olive oil only to clean my face? Yes, you can mix carrier oils too. If you choose to also use an astringent oil, just keep the ratio of carier oil to astringent oil as listed above!

Hi Noelle I am a 17 year old female and have suffered from acne for a period of 3 or so years. Do you think I should carry on; is it an initial breakout. If so how long do you think my skin should start to clear up. I would NOT continue on!

Use a different oil, like jojoba oil, which works well for sensitive skin. Because you are prone to acne, try mixing it with a little bit of castor oil.

Hi,I just started ACV toner n now I want to use coconut oil wash so as u recommend use it once a day before bed. Why do you feel you need to wash it again? If you feel oily, the new way of cleansing may help remedy that.

A splash of water, and a cloth I recommend Norwex cloths will work great! When I look closely at them, they are yellow-white in color. Is this the clogged oil coming out of my pores? Does this happen on your face, too? Give jojoba oil a try just that oil, no other combinations and see if it happens. It IS the whole idea, but the skin on our hands has a much different composition and structure much thicker than our face — and therefore has different characteristics.

Some people can be sensitive to comedogenic oils like coconut oil, so I always suggest to error on the side of being more cautious than not. Glad it worked out for you! I drink a lot of coconut water and i have used coconut oil for cooking but i would like to try coconut oil on my face. Will this work for me?

I just have one question though. And when you are using it, do you wet your face with water, do the ACV toner, then apply a small amount of coconut oil as a moisturizer? Do you still use this method for cleaning your face? How long have you been using coconut oil? However, I do recommend unrefined over refined if possible. I use coconut oil now. I used to use the store bought face wash until I found out about the chemicals.

So since late last year, September , I have been using coco oil. For many who use this, they have lovely, soft skin. How come that is not always the case for me then? I believe men and women are equal, or almost, and what works for some women works for some men and vice versa. At the moment I am doing the facial cleansing technique and a few minutes after I might put on some Aloe Vera as a moisturiser. Sometimes, I use the natural store bought face wash but not all the time.

I was wondering if I have dry skin because of all those years of using store bought face wash that is no good and now my skin is adjusting to natural stuff? It definitely does take time for your skin to adjust. Improvements can absolutely still be made. No matter how wonderful your skin routine is, if you are eating things that cause inflammation in your gut, your face will reflect it. A lot of people find that when they remove dairy or gluten, their skin clears.

Experiment with eliminating few foods and reducing processed foods and really focusing on high-quality foods that have fat-soluble vitamins in them like pastured-raised eggs, grass-fed beef, etc.

If the former, increase water intake and consider putting a few grains of an unprocessed sea salt into your water. If the ladder, the oil cleansing method should help! So excited to have come across this blog! I am definitely going to give this coconut oil and ACV regime this summer. Hye noelle,I wanted to ask,if i dont use warm cloth, but just soak it with tap water,does it still work?

I was so excited to come across this method for cleaning my face. However, I still had dry areas around my mouth and chin so it was too oily in some places and too dry in others. I started using jojoba oil as you suggested on the drier areas after cleaning with coconut oil. Eventually I stopped the coconut oil altogether and used only jojoba oil to clean.

My skin felt a little less dry but it got red and itchy around my nose, mouth, and chin. A little background on me. I used to use the Mary Kay face cleansing products and my skin was in great shape. I want to switch to oil cleansing to avoid using products with chemicals. Do you have any thoughts on other oils I could try since coconut oil is drying and my skin gets itchy with jojoba oil? Thanks so much Noelle! Thanks so much for reaching out to me!

It seems like you skin is a bit sensitive, and that is to be expected give that you do have celiac disease. It definitely changed everything for me! I would experiment with avocado oil , and maybe consider adding in a bit of argan oil. I was so excited to find out about the OCM!

And that you can also use the oil to remove makeup! Is it possible my makeup is just too thick, because even after repeating the steps, I still found myself wiping away lots and lots of makeup! And my face feels like I wiped it wayyyy too many times!

Either my makeup is just too thick, or I am not using the right oil s I am using grape seed , or maybe not using the right type of cloth to take it off with just using little square cotton ones…I go through soooo many? I would really love for this method to work, or otherwise I was thinking of buying an alternative safe makeup remover of some sort and then just using the oil after as a cleanse!

Give the Norwex cloths a try. They are much better for makeup removal than regular wash cloths, which is exactly why I use them. I find I do have to do some extra light wiping over my eyelids to get my mascara off on heavier days. I take it with me! I use a mini weck jar for coconut oil, and then a small screw cap bottle with my toner in it. But with the coconut oil will it cause me to break out at first? All the answers you are looking for based on your skin!

I have very acne prone skin and trying to clear it up. Did you find that you broke out more at first before getting fresh clear skin? Use your own discretion, however — especially if it is a different kind of breakout like comedogenic acne! Any thoughts on hemp oil? Give it a go and let me know what you think! Do you also apply coconut oil before going to bed at night? Or do you recommend only washing with coconut oil?

Totally depends on your skin, and if you feel you need to moisturize afterwards or not. I talk about my personal experience in the article more above. You very much inspired me to starting using a natural skin care routine and I immediately started cleaning with coconut oil and toning with ACV and have been for the past 3 months with great results. However in the past 3 weeks my skin has flared up with red, itchy irritated acne which i understand could be a other factors aswell so I came online to have a re-cap of your processes.

Only now I see that you have said to repeat the oil wash 3x!!? But I have only been doing one oil wash with pretty good results..? So, if your skin still continues to respond this way — discontinue the process and use a different oil. I recommend trying Jojoba oil. If your skin immediately gets better — then you know it was the coconut oil!

However — it is NOT absolutely necessary. So, if you feel you are getting clean with just one rinse, then that is totally fine! After a long hot day, no soap on my face at all? Thanks so much… Xoxo. I just tried this technique after trying several times using coconut oil as a face wash. I combined it with the Tanaka face massage and my face felt soooo good afterwards. Thank you so much for posting!

I was wondering if steaming my face by running hot water in my sink and leaning over it with a towel over my head would work just as well as the washcloth. So, I would use a warm wash cloth afterwards if you choose to do that.

I used this technique last night, along with the apple cider vinegar toner, and I could not be more impressed! My skin looks great just after one night, I will definitely be doing this consistently. I do have one more question sorry!! Is it bad if I do it too often? This stuff is amazing! Just once — at night. Further instruction is in the text above!

I am new to this have suffered with acne prone skin for many years and would like to try the caster oil and jojoba oil for sensitive skin please can you tell me how to go about this and the amounts to use in drop form sorry if this appears to be a silly question. Just follow the guidelines above! Hi, i wanna be my face s pure and softenny. Just repeat the warm wash cloth. Only rub oil into your face once.

Coconut oil as good as it is for almost anything will seriously clog your sink or tub drains. Hot water melts coconut oil and makes it very viscous, so it washes down the drain as any other fat would. In my Coconut Oil for Skin: Everything You Need to Know post, I also talk about how using soap at the same time washes any coconut oil away as well as soap breaks apart coconut oil even further.

I, as well as MANY other people, use coconut oil as toothpaste, shaving cream, etc. I would like to do it twice a day, every day. Is there a downside to that? The empirical data suggests exposing your skin to the oils multiple times a day might not be the best for some people. Personally, the less I do it, the better. So — if YOU want to use it twice a day, I would recommend trying it and seeing if it works for you. Simple using some water and the apple cider vinegar toner will work great. Hi I want to start using the OCM in my daily routine.

I just want to use coconut oil. At the moment my skin is dry on the nose but I have pimples on other parts of my face. I currently use a face wash on my skin and I wear foundation and mascara. So to use it when I get out the shower do I just rub coconut oil into face and apply warm washcloth to face for 30 seconds and then lightly wash off or do I repeat rubbing in and applying wash cloth?

Yes — that is exactly how you do it! Also, I talk about testing above in the article, and in Coconut Oil for Skin: Thank you so much for writing this post on coconut oil because it was so so helpful. I was wondering how long did it take for your skin to make a change? There are just some pimples that came on my face during these three days. Is it because my face is taking the time to adjust from the oil?

Should I give it some more time? I really want this to workfor me to stop having acne troubles. Did you break out first and then the oil start working? As mentioned above, I did not break out, and I recommend only trying it on a patch of your skin first.

For me, my skin healed over the course of about 6 months. Please also read Coconut Oil for Skin: I usually wear make up however my foundation tends to go on weird because I have combonation skin and my nose is dry with pimples and my skin is partly dry part with acne. I am hoping this method works for me.

Do I use this method every night to remove make up or will this be bad for my skin? Also my coconut oil seems to go hard so do I melt for 10 seconds in the microwave before washing face?

I also read that tea tree oil is good for your face too but some people say it can be over drying. Have you ever tried putting a drop of tea tree oil in your hands when you use this method? I was also wondering if you know any good DIY face exfoliators or masks I could make. Also do you know any good overnight fixes for acne and dry skin? You can actually warm the oil up in your hands by rubbing your hands back and forth. As for the tea tree oil, hold off doing that so you only expose your skin to one new thing at a time.

I love tea tree oil and use it for spot treatment on bumps and cuts, and add it to my apple cider vinegar toner. I use the clean and clear for a morning face wash and use tea tree oil on my face at night, I was wanting to know if I should just keep that routine and just add in the COM or take something out.

Also since you did the COM at night was there anything that you used in the morning for a morning face wash? I would do the OCM at night, and slowly stop using your other cleanser in the morning. I have acne prone skin and I an acne wash, a toner, and a topical acne cream at night. I want to try to wash my face with coconut oil, though. Do you recommend using other products after using the oil and how often do you recommend washing your face with it?

Using this once a day, at night is ideal! I have a quick question. But, I just tried coconut oil with a couple drops of tea tree essential oil. Do you think that will help my acne laden face? I get acne on my cheek area and chin area. Not on my forehead if that makes a difference.

I also have moderate oily skin, so I find myself having to reapply powder on my face in the middle of the day. I have always had sensitive skin, and I have had issues with acne in the past. My diet is pretty good so no issue there. I am not sure if this is a period that I need to just get through before my skin looks better or if I need to switch my routine.

Highly recommend reading Coconut Oil for Skin: Everything You Need to Know to figure out if coconut oil might not be the best option for your skin. If it continues to occur after 3 weeks time, I would recommend trying a different oil, like jojoba oil, which is great for sensitive skin.

First of all, Thank you Noelle for such a wonderful article. I had pimples that occur after I workout and sweat, and after cleansing just two alternate days they were all gone and my skin felt so bright.

Though I have a combination and sensitive skin, I will give a try adding Castor oil too. I am 26, and have rarely applied any moisturizer on my skin and I never use any kind of makeup except I bleach my face once in two months.

I have had a problem with combination skin and not been able to find a face cleanser that would work for me in the sense of not over drying or under drying. Do you think that this would really work for my type of skin? Plus on top of that i have a lot of acne on my chin. Does it help with that also? That should be fine! If you are cleaning your face with the coconut oil, you should be removing the oil from your skin.

So if i want to use the coconut cleansing method, will this method also work if I have a full face of makeup? Should I do something extra to ensure the makeup is completely gone??

Coconut oil does remove makeup very well. Give it a go and let me know how it goes! I have done this for about 2 years now. I wish I had known this in middle school! Thank you so much for this. I saw this a year ago and had been using Dove soap at the recommendation of my dermatologist at the time for about 17 years.

My skin started changing when I turned 30, I was still dry all over with excess oil due to dryness in my T-zone, but I had moved from Florida to California, taking me to a place with no humidity most of the time!

I have since thrown out ALL of my anti aging creams and the dove and my skin has never looked better. I use a combination of coconut oil, castor oil, vitamin e and lavender oils.

The vitamin e has actually lessened some of my oncoming wrinkles and acts as a fabulous anti aging product. The rest just works like magic. I was lucky enough never to go through a trial and error process, because I have the patience of a 3 year old and would have given up on the first go around.

You are so welcome, Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing your experience! Is that something that can happen? Should I change things up or give it some more time? I just tried using coconut oil to wash my face for the first time yesterday and my face became flushed and felt very warm afterwards for roughly an hour. Is this an allergic reaction?

Can I continue using this method to wash my face? Also, does distilled water need to be used when making the ACV toner or can I use purified water? I am very excited to make this tonight!!

Do you have any dietary reactions to coconut products? If the reaction continues, or gets worse, I would switch to using jojoba oil. Also — purified water is absolutely fine for the ACV toner! I looked up some of the ingredients and realized the chemicals are very harsh and drying, even in my moisturizer, believe it or not! I get bad acne and putting on makeup over it after using drying products was an ugly mess. I tried the coconut oil as a face cleanser and I cannot believe how outstanding the results are!!!

I do it morning and night and follow up with micellar water. You are saving my skin! But, you can do this in the shower. I have very fair, sensitive, dry skin and maybe the beginnings of rosacea. I started wearing less foundation and using the Somaluxe Face Cleanser to wash off my foundation. Its the only face cleanser I have found that really gets my foundation off — AND I starting getting compliments on my skin. This is what I do:. From other reviews, I then massage my face with the cleanser for seconds.

Skin feels nice not tight. Hi Noelle, thanks a lot for sharing! I am 38 yrs old and have been dealing with acne in my T-zone area for about a year now. I was wondering what your opinion was on using the following regimen. Using baking soda and water scrub on face weekly, using witch hazel on pimples as they arise, using coconut oil as noted above, then applying grapeseed oil.

Is this too much? I think that is great! I would recommend trying things one at a time in the beginning so that if you react to something, you know what caused the issue. Only apply the grapeseed oil after cleaning your face with coconut oil sparingly. You may find that the benefits you receive from the coconut oil is enough! I originally got to your site from Pinterest as I was looking for a toner, and then read about this coconut oil cleansing.

I just recently got a Clarisonic for Christmas and was wondering if I could this with the coconut oil then use a warm washcloth after cleansing. Would I just use the coconut oil like I would any other face wash?

Also, what do you think about exfoliating? Would you happen to have a recipe for a once a week facial exfoliator? You can absolutely still do the cleansing with coconut oil.

I would recommend doing the exfoliation first, and then doing the cleansing with coconut oil. I think exfoliating can be great once a week — I typically do it with just a bit of baking soda or clay, and I occasionally do clay face masks.

My 11 year old daughter has bad acne and I would like to try. How should I begin please. She also has LOTS of black heads in her ears. Also bit concerned about coconut oil clogging drains. Would flushing with boiling hot soapy water clear it thought the pipes or is there norm no prob with it?

Please also make sure she is not reacting to dairy or gluten. I would recommend removing each of those for 30 days to see if her acne improves. MANY people find skin conditions clear with the removal of both of those. And lastly, the idea that it will clog drains is a bit of a misunderstanding. Rinse your drain with hot water when you perform the oil cleansing method, and clean your drains out with cleaner ever 6 months or so — and you should be fine.

Give it a bit more time. I would make sure to apply the warm cloth twice, and wipe any excess oil away. Also, please make sure to use the apple cider vinegar facial toner afterwards. It will make a difference! I just started listening to your Podcast yesterday and I have already listened to 5 episodes. I have some medical background and worked in the field as an Emergency Medical Technician and as a Firefighter.

At 27 years old my face is still temperamental from time to time. Harsh products just over dry my skin and nothing seems to actually be beneficial. I used reluctantly used coconut oil and a homemade astringent off your website…. Even from one use, my skin feels hydrated, some small imperfections cleared up literally over night!

Having been in the medical field I love the human body, knowing and understanding how it works, why it works as it does. Health wise, learning the intricacies of micronutrients has been great, as I have struggled with eating disorders. I cheered in college and that for me was more detrimental than helpful, despite what others may think.

With that said, thank you for diligently researching and explaining things in depth. I am just starting this method. I recommend just re-doing the warm cloth application. You can redo the coconut oil application if you feel you missed some spots. One more quick question— how soft is the Norwex cloth? Soft is important for rosacea folks.

How to Clean Your Face With Coconut Oil