Coconut Oil for the Skin
When it comes to coconut oil, there is one hard and fast rule - slather it every where you want (even your most delicate bits, coconuts are anti-bacterial and in small amounts can the growth of yeast and fungus) but do not under any circumstance put coconut oil on your face!
In its natural form, coconut oil is packed with fatty acids and omega 3, which deliciously conditioning and hydrating; but when it comes to your face, unrefined coconut oil will absolutely clog your pores with a comedogenic level of 5 (you want to stick to a 0-2)
For your body, its a miracle ingredient! Treating a myriad of skin conditions ranging from eczema, to psoriasis, dandruff, broken skin and cracking - its nourishing on irritated winter skin, and better than anything else for maintaining a glowy summer tan.
How to Incorporate Coconut Oil:
This will be your very last step in the shower, slather your body (a little goes a long way) as you would your body cream - careful not to slip! Do not rinse off with soap, and finish off with cool water to seal in moisture (cold water has several health benefits including preventing breakouts, its a great rule to live by, 30 seconds of water as cold as you can stand before you turn off your shower). Towel dry, and thats it! you'll find you won't need a drop of lotion.
Coconut Oil for your Face:
There's a specific form of coconut oil thats been derived over the years, it maintains all the health benefits, but has the clogging fatty acids drained so it won't wreak havoc on your skin. It's called fractionated coconut oil - a level 2 comedogenic level, its excellent for hydrating and protecting acne-prone skin, expediting healing for vibrant skin! It also happens to be the main ingredient in Rosery92's Tea Oil.