The diversity of this most amazing oil will leave you awestruck. Yes, you can use it to wash your face. It's anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, & anti-fungal, these properties (capric & lauric acids) lend itself to cleaning your face while not only moisturizing it through it's high Vitamin E content, but actually balancing the moisture (oil or sebum) your skin already produces. It also has a sloughing effect due to the high amount of Vitamin A in coconut oil. It regulates the skin cells so they don't shed too quickly or stay too long leading to blemishes & acne. It is absorbed quickly through the skin, so a sure sign that you've over done it is that your skin stays shiny (like an oil slick) long after you've applied it!
With clean dry hands squeeze a dime size bit into your hands, rub them together to liquefy the coconut oil & then apply it to your face. Massage it gently into your skin for at least 45 seconds (rule of thumb when applying anything to the face is to use an upward sweeping motion-and be GENTLE, fingertips only). Then place a warm washcloth over your face until it cools, then wipe away the oil-again, gently. Repeat if you like.