There is a lot of hype about coconut oil and rightfully so–it can be a magical product. I use it as a body moisturizer, hair conditioner, even mouth wash. The antibacterial properties and fatty acid content make it ideal for just about everything, with one catch . . . it can clog acne prone skin.
Many people I know use it on their face as a moisturizer or cleanser with great results. I actually used to think I was one of those people until I correlated the tiny white bumps all around my chin and mouth with my coconut oil use. It was in my face oil, it was in my makeup, and it was in my cleanser.
If you are noticing the same clogged pores as I did, take a look at the ingredients in your products and experiment for a week without them. You may just see an improvement. For the lingering clogged pores, gently exfoliate with a soft washcloth; focusing on the particular congested area. And instead of coconut oil try using something like jojoba oil, which is actually a wax, and has a similar composition to the skin’s natural oil. Bonus–it can be used both as a cleanser, and a moisturizer!