[oh, hey hen. also this picture is mostly irrelevant, i mean you can sort of see my skin?]
you guys. i am so obsessed with using coconut oil on my face. i should say that i've never had a huge issue with acne. overall i have pretty normal skin with occasional redness/dryness. i have been using coconut oil for about two months to wash my face at night and in the morning, and also as a makeup remover (aka saving tons of moolah by not buying neutrogena wipes!) the biggest difference, i think, is that in the two-ish months i have been using the coconut oil, i haven't "forgotten" (read:skipped) to wash my face even one time. i think it's a combo of the awesome smell of the coconut oil and wanting to see how well it works, so forcing myself to be consistent. also, it's supposed to be anti-aging/anti-wrinkle, so that's a plus. there was a graphic going around on pinterest about the 48 uses for coconut oil, i mean it's endless. i also tried it on my hair as a hair mask, and i definitely noticed a difference. some people use it to cook, in place of olive oil, i haven't tried that one yet.
basically my routine is rub the coconut oil all over my face, then on my eyes (no burning, it's the best!) and then just rinse with warm water. at night i use neutrogena moisturizer after i wash, but in the morning i just use the coconut oil in the shower.
it's also helping with my psoriasis. so basically if you even mention it to me, i will sing it's praises from the rooftops. and maybe even if you don't mention it to me. i feel like a coconut oil pusher, but seriously it's the best thing. you want to make sure you buy the unrefined organic kind, but beyond that any brand will do! it just feels like i'm doing something awesome for my skin and i love that.