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Doctor insights on: Coconut Oil For Skin Before And After

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Can I use virgin coconut oil for skin care?

Can I use virgin coconut oil for skin care?

As a moisturizer: But only if it doesn't cause your skin to break out. ...Read more

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Pure coconut oil is it good for body skin?

Pure coconut oil is it good for body skin?

Sort of.: Coconut oil is a very light moisturizer that sinks in quickly, which appeals to a lot of people. It works well for some, but not those with very dry skin, as it does not moisturize deeply enough. It also tends to clog pores. That doesn’t bother some people, but if you have a tendency to get clogged pores (blackheads, etc), coconut oil might exacerbate that problem. ...Read more

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I'm black with light brown skin. Will coconut oil make my skin darker?

I'm black with light brown skin. Will coconut oil make my skin darker?

No.: Sunlight will make your skin darker if you apply coconut oil and sunbathe, because coconut oil is a poor sunscreen. But coconut oil by itself will not darken your skin. ...Read more

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I've been using coconut oil for my skin and I'm wondering if there is anything I should be concerned about. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Possible acne- rare: Coconut oil has plenty of great benefits! However, some people report increases in acne secondary to the use of coconut oil on their skin. Majority of coconut oil users have very positive results. If you do develop acne, consider switching to Jojoba oil or mix the coconut oil with a light oil. For best results, stick with organic unrefined coconut oil. ...Read more

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What are the health and skin benefits of coconut oil and almonds?

What are the health and skin benefits of coconut oil and almonds?

Protein Source: Almonds are a good fat and a good protein source, so they are a nice and healthy snack. Otherwise, there are no special or extra health benefits. And, medicine would remain fully neutral on the topic of coconut oil on the skin. There is nothing there for health or not health. ...Read more

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I started applying organic coconut oil as nighttime cream all over face. Will it break me out (I have clear skin) or should I apply then wash it off?

Coconut oil: Why are you doing this? What kind of skin issues do you have? Are there other medications or products you apply to the skin. The general rule is that if you leave a cream on the skin too long, it may block the hair follicles and sebaceous glands and cause acne breakout. ...Read more

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Which coconut oil can you use for vagina and skin?

Raw coconut oil: Many homeopathic practitioners recommend the use of raw coconut oil for skin hydration. ...Read more

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What's virgin coconut oil benefits for skin hair and nails?

What's virgin coconut oil benefits for skin hair and nails?

Moisturizer: It works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care and for viruses. ...Read more

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Coconut oil athletes foot does skin peel?

Coconut oil athletes foot does skin peel?

Athlete's Foot: I'm not sure what the question is but coconut oil will not cure athlete's foot. You will need an antifungal medication. Coconut oil will make the skin on your feet nice and soft though. :). ...Read more

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I'm from the caribbean and it's hot. Is coconut oil good for hair and skin and when is the best time to apply it?

Oil: Coconut or jojoba oil are good to apply to moisturize the skin and scalp, put on the hair and skin overnight. ...Read more

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What are the real benefits of coconut oil? I have heard so many thins that is can be used for one important in is treating skin conditions?!

What are the real benefits of coconut oil? I have heard so many thins that is can be used for one important in is treating skin conditions?!

Read critically: The stuff is a good skin moisturizer. The folks who study this sort of thing believe that dietary coconut oil is atherogenic. If you believed the other health claims, you'd be reading uncritically. Some island nations with limited natural resources promote coconut products for reasons that are, to be kind, "not evidence-based." get with a scientific holistic physician for guidance here. ...Read more

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Is virgin coconut oil good for evening out skin tone caused ftom sun & sorting out blemishes?

Is virgin coconut oil good for evening out skin tone caused ftom sun & sorting out blemishes?

Will moisturize only: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. There are also stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels, if you need them. ...Read more

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My skin gets very dry even if I put lotion coconut oil anything to moisturize my skin nothing helps what should I use?

Dry skin.: Wash your hand less frequently with soap and water. Avoid using hot water. You need a very hydrating ointment such as vaseline petroleum jelly with application of white cotton gloves over it. Apply nightly before bedtime and see a doctor if little of no improvement. ...Read more

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I ONLY want to use natural organic NO CHEMICALS on my skinWill castor oil break out my clear skin if I apply lightly on my face every night? Coconut?

I ONLY want to use natural organic NO CHEMICALS on my skinWill castor oil break out my clear skin if I apply lightly on my face every night? Coconut?

Can try: As you do not get a rash from using this, I see no reason why you cannot try it. You will only know it you will get acne if you try it. Good Luck ...Read more

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I was told to rub coconut oil in my hair and scalp and massage it in the roots of my hairnbut I was wondering will that get into my head and affect me?

I was told to rub coconut oil in my hair and scalp and massage it in the roots of my hairnbut I was wondering will that get into my head and affect me?

Myths: First it would surprise me if any medical expert told you this without a specific reason. I can think of no medical reason for this. But, your assumption is 100% incorrect. It would not absorb through even the top layer of skin. Your body is fully able to protect your brain and all the organs from unwanted exposures! ...Read more

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Can virgin coconut oil be used for skin asthma in the neck and mouth?

Can virgin coconut oil be used for skin asthma in the neck and mouth?

Test a small area: "A minority of people allergic to tree nuts are also allergic to coconut, and some individuals may go into anaphylactic shock or endure other severe symptoms after consuming coconut products." you may want to consult your personal physician before you apply this to your skin and mouth. A hypoallergenic alternative is using aquaphor healing ointment by eucerin. ...Read more

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Does putting coconut oil on my skin and on my head(bald) helps make it smoother and clearer?

May be: There is nothing magical about coconut oil. Any oil will provide similar benefit.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?

Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?

Highly unlikely: Even if the lotion gets absorbed, the amount would be very miniscule. There is very little likelihood that any OTC lotion would interfere with the action of Propecia (finasteride) or another other medication for that matter. . ...Read more

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I am allergic to peanut oil and someone told me that coconut oil on your skin is really good if you have dry skin, is the safe for me to use?

Is it contact allerg: That you suffer from? And you aren't allergic to peanuts? Anyways you can try on a small area first and wait for up to 2 days to see if you really have a reaction, as for your dry skin, try skin care methods in the form of using cream soap, generously moisturizing your skin right after bathing while your skin still wet, keep your body well hydrated, if that doesn't work, see your doctor, goodluck ...Read more

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What can I use for dry itchy skin? I have tried coconut oil, and after 15 minutes, I'm ashy again. Used Goldbond lotion, didn't work

What can I use for dry itchy skin? I have tried coconut oil, and after 15 minutes, I'm ashy again. Used Goldbond lotion, didn't work

Dry skin: The best treatment for dry skin, assuming no other pathology like hypothyroidism, dehydration, diabetes isn't the cause, is applying a moisturizer like keri lotion after a shower or bath while your skin is still wet. This serves to restore oils and normal moisture to the skin. Avoid very dry environment(too much dry heat, Sun or excess air conditioning. ...Read more

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I have itching and dry skin at lower leg. It is at small portion and on 1 leg. I have this since 1 month. I have applied coconut oil.

Good start: Moisturizing dry skin is important. If it is red, discolored, growing larger the best advice is to be seen in person. This way your doctor can give you more advice. Please see your doctor or upload a picture here. Cheers. ...Read more

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Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Olive & Coconut Oils: Both are good for the skin but much more beneficial if you ingest them as well. They can help reduce inflammation, nourish nerves and brain, etc. Peace and good health. If you are on blood thinners check w/doc first. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for the face even though I have oily skin and acne prone skin I want to try it but scared I might break out?

See below: You may consult this site for good home remedies for acne. You may need to try more than one method to find one that is best for you.
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term drawbacks to using virgin, food-grade coconut oil as a sexual lubricant, both vaginally and anally? Pores, skin, reproductive

Are there any long-term drawbacks to using virgin, food-grade coconut oil as a sexual lubricant, both vaginally and anally? Pores, skin, reproductive

Should be fine: Coconut oil quickly becomes liquid at body temperature, and should be fine. However, the oil would degrade latex condoms. . . The Best use a different type in that case. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing extreme vaginal dryness my skin is cracking/bleeding. Coconut oil and vitamin E oil are not working well.

I'm experiencing extreme vaginal dryness my skin is cracking/bleeding. Coconut oil and vitamin E oil are not working well.

Vaginal dryness : You don't say how old you are. If post-menopausal, hormones could be a great help. I recommend you see a gynecologist or other doctor who works a lot with women's hormonal issues. ...Read more