Myristic acid is commonly used as a cosmetic acid for the skin. The acid acts as a lubricant and can get rid of flaky skin. Myristic acid is also said to help fight viruses and bacteria that affect the skin.
I use coconut based lotions and I can see and feel a big improvement in by skin. Myristic acid can also help fade scares and blemishes. Give it a try; it works.