Does Coconut Oil Clog Pores? We Asked a Dermatologist

Maya Allen

Sorry to break it to you, but coconut oil isn't good for everything. Believe me when I say I'm heartbroken too. I've been depending on this multitasking oil as my face moisturizer all year long, and I've come to the conclusion that it's probably the culprit of my far-too-common breakouts. We've investigated coconut oil a lot, to say the least. So far, we've come up with the fact that it's an amazing nail-strengthening, teeth-whitening, and makeup-removing DIY that's also been proven to help with diabetes, burn fat, and more. We don't discredit coconut oil for its long list of uses, but we want to address this debate once and for all: Does coconut oil clog pores?

There's been so much back-and-forth on whether or not coconut oil is safe for daily use on your skin, so we surveyed not one, but five skincare experts to get their take on this ongoing argument. Take note of what dermatologists and aestheticians had to say below.

Next up, we settle the debate on whether coconut oil actually aids in hair growth.

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