Why coconut oil belongs in your diet, not your skin!

Coconut oil has become a trendy, cures-it-all ingredient in the beauty world. There are some things you should know before using it for skincare.

Coconut oil does not moisturize, it lubricates. That gives your skin a false softness. The molecules are too large to penetrate the dermis, because of this it acts like flypaper to all the bacteria it comes in contact with from both inside the body and out. Applying ANY straight oil that has not been balanced with lipids and other essential ingredients will eventually disrupt your skins barrier and promote deep dehydration of the skin and serious clogging.

There are several oil-based products that I love and are highly beneficial for all skin types. Dermalogica’s pre-cleanse oil acts as a magnet for unwanted sebum & makeup priming your skin for cleansing. Phytoreplenish oil is a feather-light blend that hydrates, nourishes and leaves your skin with a dewy finish. Our Jessa 100% ozonated oil olive hydrates and is a breath of fresh air for your skin.

If you’re interested in learning more about how your skin functions and how you can truly make a difference in your skins health, book a custom facial with me!