I have been using coconut oil for about 3 weeks & something amazing has happened. Now I have probably been taking a pretty large amount because most of the comments I read speak of table spoon sized portions.
I didn't really get any guidance on how much to expose my body to. Internally or externally. But I bet I have been ingesting far more than I read here.
Now don't do this yourself without competent guidance. By competent I mean don't necessarily believe everything that you hear & read. Just because someone has a website or a blog, doesn't mean they can be reliable. Like everything seek out people who are truly knowledgeable. So what I am saying is don't necessarily go by this.
I love the taste of the unrefined, expeller pressed oil. So I take a spoonful whenever I have it out. I take a spoonfull of it with fresh lemon juice, baking soda, & warm water in the morning. I read where you put it in coffee. That tastes pretty good. I usually have 3, maybe 3 cups of coffee. I have experimented with it as a margarine substitute. On top of that I scrub my face with it & a tiny portion of baking soda. I've been putting it in my hair. I use a mixture of honey & coconut oil on my face at night & in the morning I also use it as a moisturizer after I shave.
So no telling how much I have used in a day. Like I said I didn't know exactly how to use it.
I have not had any diarrhea or other gastrointestinal issues.
Now the strangest thing has happened. I noticed 4 days ago my face had these bizarre white streaks. Coming down my forehead, collect around my eyes. Then the next day it was much more pronounced. There were indications of circulatory patterns in different areas on my face larger portions of my face looked like fresh, clean, brand new skin. There was a a kind of diffused light reflection, but there were still marked differences in the hue & texture of various places on my skin.
I could tell that these white areas were pronounced around the top of my eyebrows & the orbit of my eye sockets. It's like the fluids of the head & face gather & flow through the the eye sockets. I would say that 75% to 80% of the circulation of this white fluid flows through the orbit of the eyes & down the nose. The rest of it flows dawn the sides.
2 days ago things were weird enough that I took pictures, trying to give a visual. Naturally the digital image did not pick up the difference in color hue & contrast.
Now moving quickly forward, I did not change my intake. I still used a great deal moisturizing & cleaning my face. By now I feel like I have a new face. Almost every wrinkle is gone or much less pronounced. The texture color is uniform. I am not stark white.
But I feel like I look like I have New skin. I've never felt my face feel this way to the touch.
I am convinced that what I experienced was the detoxification of my facial skin. There were 2 patches the looked like there were blemishes but they are gone. The places where I was exposed to the sun are gone. My face is uniformly, healthy white in appearance. I am saying it that way because I want to make a distinction between ghostly white, unhealthy white & this. I guess that's what they call dewy skin.
So at first I thought it concerning to see triangle areas of my skin looking like it alway has.
I still plan to talk with my primary care physician to be sure I do no harm to other systems. I am more careful about how much I ingest but I am still using coconut oil in place if the usual Nivea lotion I normally put in my face.
Has anyone else experienced something like this? Or similar?
Anyway I wanted to share that.
I use coconut oil daily after I shower I rub it all over my body and it truly does lighten your skin. I am from Guam but currently live in Texas. My aunt makes homemade coconut oil and when a relative visits she brings it back for me. It is truly phenomenally great for skin and also take a teaspoon place in your mouth around your gums and teeth leave it for 3-5 minutes and you will feel sensation in your gums and teeth. It cleaning all bacteria in your mouth, gums and whitens teeth. Awesome.
I still can't believe that a cheap and ordinary oil like coconut oil can turn me to a little baby, before now, I have spent so much buying expensive cream, but t I thank God for making me discover this miracle oil.ever since I started using it, I have never looked back
Hello, I've been using virgin coconut oil for just a few days now and already I can see a slight difference in skin and energy. Looking like a very promising future with this oil.
I use coconut oil in the winter months on my skin. It's amazing! I've tried every oil as experiment, but this one works best for my dry sky. It doesn't leave a residue, which I like.
Hi everyone, I have been using coconut oil on my skin at night for the past 2 years. It is the best moisturizer! I use organic coconut oil and rub just a tiny amount into my palm to melt it and then massage my face with it. Every 5 days, I take a break from it and use no moisturizer. Seems to work best.
After suggestions on this website, I started using Coconut Oil as my moisturizer. I'm in my 30's and have never had a huge problem with acne, but after having kids, my skin is a little crazy. I'm clear 2 weeks of the month, and broke out 2 weeks of the month. I've spent $$ at the spa, facials, high-end otc potions...nothing. No change. I never would have thought that the answer was sitting in my kitchen cabinet! I clean my face with a gel face wash, tone with Hydrogen Peroxide (DON'T GET IT ON YOUR EYEBROWS!), then moisturize with coconut oil. I let it sink in for a few minutes, then dab off the oily areas with a clean facial cloth. It doesn't look oily throughout the day, and looks great under makeup. My acne is cleared (I've been doing this for 3wks), and no more red cheeks! My pores look tighter too.
Every other day I use a turmeric mask. 1/2 tsp turmeric, glob of honey, 1/2 handful of sugar, few drops of milk. Let it sit for 15 minutes, rinse and tone with H202 a few times to get the orange off. This has cleared my acne, and my skin is as soft as my baby's. All from ingredients in my kitchen!
Coconut oil is really great for abused skin! I doubt if anyone here will ever repeat what I have done but Virgin Coconut Oil might be used in something similar. I use some lotion when I'm already in bed, ready to fall asleep. It is dark of course. So 2 evenings in a row, I put on my face, chest and hands something that I ASSUMED to be a lotion with sand (it happens ass we use lotions at the beach too). On the third day I saw red blotches all over these parts and finally checked the botttle - it was EXFOLIATING SHOWER GEL. Great, isn't it? The skin looked terrible - like in some red reptile. But after a week of using Virgin Coconut Oil as lotion it was back to normal! Since then Virgin Coconut Oil is the best lotion as far as I'm concerned!
I have coworkers always asking what I use that makes my skin glow so much, so of course I tell them about all of the fabulous benefits of coconut oil(as well as apple cider vinegar as a toner beforehand). In the winter time I let it get hard in the jar and use a butter knife to hack chunks out and then use it like a bar of soap- rubbing it all over my body after a shower. Its one of my favorite ways of using it. I guess I could also make the process less dangerous by pouring some melted coconut oil into an ice cube tray and using the cubes the same way.
I don't know what it is about coconut oil, but it makes your skin GLOW. I use no other moisterizer on my body and face, and its incredible how soft and glowing my skin is. It smells great too. However, in the winter I have to use olive oil, or hemp, or flaxseed oil, because coconut hardens. Also great for sunburns.
Hi Blanche and Grace, thank you for your information!! It is very useful.
I recently have been adding VCO to the face oil mixture that I made and my face feels great. I used to spent $$$ on face creams, but since discovering EC, I have found a way to give my skin and face what it needs naturally and save a lot of money.
Well, I wanted to report back on my experiment with coconut oil versus a well known moisturizer. These are the only products I used on my face for 2 months, except for makeup. I clean my face with a tiny bit of mild soap, and sometimes only warm water.
Wow. I examined both sides very carefully with a magnifying mirror in good sunlight and I see no difference. So:
Soft and smooth: BOTH SIDES
Elasticity: BOTH SIDES
Feel on skin: COMMERCIAL PRODUCT ABSORBED QUICKLY; VCO A LITTLE GREASY, WHICH I SOLVED BY GENTLY DABBING WITH A TISSUE THEN IT WAS OK.
Faded brown spots: VCO SLIGHTLY BETTER.
I'm going to finish the commercial product, but will continue to use the VCO, with perhaps a sunscreen on top. As far as my skin breaking out, couldn't test that because I am over 65 and don't have that problem anymore.
I am 65 and I started using coconut oil on my face and under my neck. The sagging skin under my neck tighten and became firm. My face look younger and the skin firmer. I put the oil in the palm of my hands, and rub it on my face and neck, morning and night after washing my face. Use until results is shown. I used it for a couple of months, and will continue to use it because it works.
I am 56 years young and my skin was getting a bit wrinkled. I started putting the organic virgin coconut oil from the health food store on my skin after showering...after two weeks..my skin looks like a 30 year old. What you do is take a spoon and take the coconut oil in it and rub it into the palms of your hands and it melts then use it like a lotion on your whole body. You will be amazed!
I have been using coconut oil for about an year now, and I love it! I rarely drink it, however, I use it as a lotion instead of the store brand. My skin looks and feels great. Since it is a bit oily, I started to put it on my face. Mostly around my eyes and forehead. My younger sister commented once that I don't have any wrinkles and she has. She wanted to know my secret. I told her of course. I further told her that if you cannot drink the store brand lotions, why is she putting it on her skin? Coconut oil can be eaten. I also use it to moisten my lips. And on a couple occasions for hemorrodes- I know I misspelled that.