One night I was about to go to bed with makeup on. I thought better of it and decided was do a quick rinse of my face in raw apple cider vinegar. I just wet down some TP and took my makeup off. My skin felt dry, for some reason, so I decided to put virgin coconut oil on my face as a moisturizer and went to bed. The next morning my skin was GLOWING. I kept at it for a week when I noticed that my lovely pimples were dissapearing and my skin looked soooo vibrant. Pretty soon, out of laziness I gave up the apple cider vinegar and just started smearing the coconut oil on my face. Works like a charm. I couldn't be more thrilled!
Coconut oil is my cure all. Health wise, beauty wise and diet wise. We had to give up butter and coconut oil is my stand by. I will have to do a post dedicated to the wonders of C.O. because it's for real.
It may seem weird that oil can heal an oily face. It turns out that C.O. is antibacterial and nourishing. Acne is caused by bacteria and is exasperated by dry skin. Besides killing the bacteria on our faces, the oil nourishes, moisturizes and protects our skin. That's why my skin looks so glowy in the AM!
Two recommendations: use living, virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil and only do this routine before bed. Your face will feel quite oily for sometime and you're not going to care if you're sleeping! I've made the mistake of trying before putting on my makeup and... BAD idea!
I buy C.O. in bulk from Nutiva. A tiny jar (12 oz?) at the store costs around $24 but I buy an entire gallon (128 oz) of it for $55. That's maybe 5 times the oil for only 2 times the price. Here's the link: https://store.nutiva.com/coconut-oil/