Is Coconut Oil The Secret to Gorgeous Skin?

Sun, 27 Jan 2013


By Huda Heidi Kattan


I’m going to be completely honest and start by saying I just started doing this, but so far, the results are amazing and for the second time this week alone I got an email from a girl swearing by this! We all know how amazing Coconut Oil is for your hair, body, and pretty much EEEEVERYTHING in beauty, but what about putting it on your face? I’ve heard this so many times, that I decided to do a little research! It seems Coconut Oil is the best skin secret for your face!

I know this might sound insane, but Coconut Oil is actually great for fighting acne, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone! How does it work? The antibacterial qualities in Coconut Oil help keep skin clear and the intense moisture keeps skin plumped!

I will say, I DEF don’t think this is for everyone! Some might love this once a week, while others could actually use this daily–I think it really depends on your skin type! Although I have gotten a lot of people saying they loved it, I still would proceed with caution, if you do that, you may love it! I’ve only used this once, but I woke up and my skin looked amazing! It was glowing and just looked super healthy, but since I’m new to this, I probably won’t do it for a few more days to see how my skin reacts, but so far, it’s pretty AhhhMAZING!

39 Responses to Is Coconut Oil The Secret to Gorgeous Skin?

  1. Missy

    I’ve been using virgin coconut oil for a little over a year and I honestly think its one of the most effective beauty treatments ever. I originally started using it on some scars I wanted to fade but the more research I did on it I realized all the applications. I use it for everything! Makeup remover, hair conditioner, moisturizing and I put it coffee and use it to cook. It’s a absolutely my transformed my skin and hair and best of all, it’s totally natural!

  2. 1 maha

    how do you appy it and when?

  3. 2 rahma

    what coconut oil do u use ?? can i use the coconut hair oil ?? will my facial hair grow thicker ?? :S

  4. 3 Anju

    could you tell us what brand of oil you are using anf where it will be available in uae?

  5. 4 Jessica

    What, you just slobber some on?

  6. 5 Ada

    Hi Huda, I have a Coconut Oil by the brand ‘Now’. I use it on my face and hair but I’m not sure if u can cook with it. I found it in Whole Foods beauty section. Can u cook with all Coconut oils? I always hear ppl say it smells “delicious” but mine has no scent, so I’m confused. Thank you!!

  7. 6 Liz Normandale

    Where do you buy it?

  8. 8 hudabeauty

    Hi My Loves! I don’t recommend using one for your hair, I personally use one that is organic for eating, I find that one to be much lighter in texture–more like a liquidish version, and they are usually 100% pure. I get mine from the Organic Foods Cafe (a resteraunt and organic food store in Dubai). They have a generic brand, which I love.

    I basically just applied a small amount to my hands, warmed it up then kind of patted it on to my face lightly. I wouldn’t go full on and slather it on! Keep it light the first time around! If you’re worried your skin will react, just put a TINY amount on and wait a couple days before reapplying! :)

  9. 9 A

    which organic shop in Dubai did you buy it from? is it PQ cafe?
    and for how long do you keep the oil on your face?

    • 10 hudabeauty

      The Organic Foods Cafe in Dubai Mall, that’s the name of the store:) I would say to keep it, then rinse in the morning.

  10. 11 Mica

    I mix my coconut oil with baking soda and it gives it this gritty exfoliative feeling.

  11. 13 BeautyGlam

    I will try this once a week first! Sounds amazing! And it’s organic so that’s a plus! :)

  12. 14 morena-glow

    i actually broke out the next day :(

  13. Organic coconut oil saved my face. Old dark acne marks gone. Newly forming wrinkles gone. Dark Bags under my eyes improved tremendously. I actually look like I got a good nights sleep in the mornings now. Overall complexion has improved! I will continue to use this great oil forever!!! And no, I’m not exaggerating.
    It’s real!

  14. 16 Dyvine

    Lauren – What is Organic Coconut Oil ? where did you buy it from?

  15. 17 Donna

    Yea, the Coconut oil is smthng! I used to apply it on a hair only – few hours befor washing, but than I also started use it on my face (an eyebrow nd lashes area) than allover my face nd I love it! 100% love it.

  16. Coconut Oil, wow! Thank you so much for this post, I had no idea. Then you add in all these comments has proof and I think I’m going to try it.

  17. The coconut oil I have is more like a solid so I might mix it with baking soda like Mica suggested

  18. It’s the third time I hear about coconut oil virtues for the face in the past week… I MUST try it…
    Thanks very much for sharing!

  19. 21 mitsa

    Okay so Huda, I started to apply Organic Coconut Oil under my eye are and i cannot tell you how much it has changed that area of my face. I had these fine laugh lines under that soft area of my eyes and after apply a little of the oil on it for about 2 weeks i have noticed that my lines are almost gone. love this stuffl

  20. Can I use Parachute Coconut Oil? I been using it for 1 week now every night before going to sleep and I have seen marks fading away. But I don’t know if I can continue using it or not. I love the smell of this oil on my face though! :)

    Hope you would reply soon.

  21. 25 Latifa

    I bought a jar yesterday at our local Organic store. Its 100% organic but it doesnt smell like coconut and thats a pitty. I started yesterday, inchAllah it wil give me a soft and clean skin. Thx doll

  22. 26 SarahT

    Extra virgin organic coconut oil – big jar costs about $10 and will probably last over a year. I found it at Sprouts Ranch Market. Best makeup remover I’ve ever used. Smooths dry skin and smells wonderful.

  23. 27 Ruhala B

    I’ve only started to use the Organic Coconut oil for a week as a body moisturiser, eye make up remover, hair mask in the weekend and i apply it on my face before bed time. And i ABSOLUTELY LOOORVE IT. WISH i knew about it years ago, i also love the smell of it, the aroma is lush. I hvnt tried cooking with it just yet. So girls defo give it a try.

  24. 28 Sarah

    Trader Joe’s Markets have huge jar for only $6.00!

  25. 29 Maha

    I happened to buy organic non refined coconut oil (which i always recommend) while on a trip in Seychelles and started using it on my hair. Let me tell you, ALL my life, I wished for thick, lush hair as I , sadly, inherited by lovely grandmother’s fine hair – I tried everything from he age of 15, you name it, i tried it!! But once i started using the coconut oil I have, in less than 6 month, even my closest friends asked me if I had hair extensions! I kid you NOT. Now, I am not saying my hair became that of my dreams, but I can feel and see MAJOR improvement which made me continue my regime of twice a week… Now, with all the testimony on its benefit on the skin as well – I am absolutely going to try it :)

  26. 30 Sush

    Hi Huda….I have acne marks on my face & lots of tan marks as I can see…..Can you suggest me a remedy for it plsssssss? I m very tensed up on how to get myself a makeover as its a must now ….plssssss help me :( Sush

  27. 31 sakshi

    can we use parachute coconut oil for face ?

  28. 32 mike

    I can’t believe what it’s done for my skin also. I’ve been using it for a month and it’s evening my skin tone! I use it also for my hair, I brush my teeth with it, for my allergies and it keeps my heart healthy. I am amazed at this natural product!!

  29. 33 aysha

    Dear gorgeous Huda,

    Can you tell me please where can I get virgin coconut oil in Dubai? I found it in one of the famous salons here but it was OVER expensive for a very very veryyyyyy small bottle !
    will appreciate your response.

  30. 34 Janine

    I have never posted a comment here before, but I have to agree. I started using organic virgin coconut oil on my face and hair a month ago and I can’t believe the difference. I have combination/acne-prone skin and I haven’t had any breakouts, my skin tone looks more even and feels super smooth and soft. I also use it as a pre-shampoo treatment and my hair (which is relaxed and color treated) has become very shiny, soft and has way less breakage. I purchased mine from Trader Joe’s in the US.

  31. 35 jenifer

    its a best thing which i ever use… it gives a natural beauty ..i luv it… <3 even i nvr post any comments on such things but ya i will recommend those peoples who r suffering from bad acne just use coconut oil in a month u vill see the visible difference ,ur beauty vil definately enhnce. ;)

  32. 36 sofia

    dear hud a
    do u think i can use the coconut oil tip on my daughter’ face too? she is 7 years old. please advise

    • 37 hudabeauty

      1. I would make sure it is organic, 2. talk to your doctor, 3. do a small test patch on her arm to see if she breaks out. All the best

  33. 38 Carol T

    I have started using vco with olive oil and several essential oils. I am pleased with the way it makes my skin soft and radiant. I hope I can say this after a year. By the way, I am 70 years old.

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