Coconut oil has so many health benefits and I switched long ago to using it to cook with. I read that if you are going to use it on your skin you should do it as a night treatment before you go to bed so that pollutants in the air during the day don't get caught in it on your face, which can clog the pores. So every nite I use a very small amount and pat it all over, including under the eye area and on my neck... I use organic by the way....The benefits of coconut oil on the skin are that it is full of antioxidants and medium chain fatty acids that help build cells rather than destroy them. This can slow down the ageing process. Also it is anti - microbial so is healing on the skin and can help prevent blackheads and spots....something I was concerned about getting if I used oils on my face , so good to know!
During the day I have been using sweet almond oil in the same way - just a small amount. Sweet almond oil is rich in Vits A D & E. It contains antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties. It also helps keep the moisture levels in your skin perfectly balanced which promotes an overall eveness in skin colour.
So far my skin looks good and does not have a dry appearance in this cold weather which it was starting to have with my normal moisturiser. I don't have any spots that have appeared due to putting oil on my skin and it is really soft. I think I will keep going for awhile to see if the good work continues.
There's definitely something to be said for natural.