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Coconut Oil For Skin Before And After
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 doesnt bother some people, but if you have a tendency to get clogged pores (blackheads, etc), coconut oil might exacerbate that problem. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Oil: Probably not, but don't use the coconut oil for a week or two and see what develops. Please let me know. ...Read more
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
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
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
I heard that coconut oil is can be used instead of sunscreen is that true will it burn my skin or no?
Not sunscreen: Coconut oil will not work as a sunscreen but will be a nice moisturizer! ...Read more
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 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
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
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
Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?
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
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
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.
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?
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.
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
Are there any long-term drawbacks to using virgin, food-grade coconut oil as a sexual lubricant, both vaginally and anally? Pores, skin, reproductive
Is it healthy/harmful to pull back the foreskin of my uncircumsized penis every day and massage the bare head with coconut oil for 10-15 secs every day?
That's fine: If it feels good and seems to help you stay clean and comfortable, it's good for you. ...Read more