I put coconut oil on every inch of my skin, regularly. It makes me feel all nice and stops the winter dry-skin itchiness. But I never break out no matter what I do. You'll just need to try it for yourself.
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The only makeup I generally wear is eye makeup and I use coconut oil to remove it, but don't use coconut oil anywhere else on my face or it does cause breakouts (but I do use coconut oil for my body almost everyday and no breakouts there) I use a sunflower/castor oil mix on my face everyday and an apple cider vinegar/water toner. I would definatley recommend NOT scrubbing your face hard with a towel, every other day or so just use a gentle exfoliant like was suggested above.
I've been using argan oil and I've used jojoba oil in the past. I've found it works much better with my skin...melts in and not just float on the surface.
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I use it as a make-up remover in the eyes (applied with a cotton disc) and in the face as a moisturizer (applied with the hands). Never had -or at least noticed!- any problems so far...
Well, in my favour I'm told I have "great glowing skin", so, i believe the coconut oil isn't ruining too much.
I might try those oils you spoke of soon...
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I wash my face w/ honey both morning and night. I am blessed w/ good skin but the honey really helps. It removes makeup when I wear it as well. For a while I was using olive oil/aloe water mix to remove eye makeup but have found coconut oil does just as good a job and is easier because its more solid. Every great great great once in a while, especially if I have sweated alot I will use a water/ACV mix as a toner.
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you should try and see if CO works for you, I think this is a YMMV thing.
-for me olive oil caused breakouts
-CO gave me very puffy eyes after a week or so using it on my face (mild allergic reaction here? although I can eat it without a problem)
-jojoba and argan oil were not enough to hydrate my dry skin.
so for now I am back to buying some "commercial" cream (weleda cream works well for me so far: probably the only brand that doesn't cause any kind of irritation/reaction...)
one of the only thing I have left to try is castor oil I guess, it's supposed to be good...
My skin is better than ever but I am pushing 40 so I do a vitamin C eye cream too.
FYI I have normal skin but live in a very dry climate. My skin looks so good though!!!