Natural Beauty with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is my favorite beauty product. And I could be a walking test market for most of the products that have touted their benefits in major magazines and on TV. It’s hard to resist those hooks – makes fine lines and wrinkles disappear, smoother skin overnight!
I’ve found plenty of lotions and creams that I like, but I finally found one that I love. A natural beauty remedy. Coconut oil. Just regular old made by nature coconut oil.
I had read about some coconut oil uses in nutrition books and articles over the years. But I hadn’t thought about using it for skin care until I ran across a jar in a health food store labeled for skin and hair and decided to give it a try. Coconut oil at regular room temperature is a solid like Crisco.
Every winter, my skin gets a case of the extra dry blues. Still, it seemed like a crazy idea. Straight oil? But the first night I rubbed it onto my face, I could almost hear my skin sigh. It soaked right in, and my face didn’t look like I’d just globbed oil on it. It looked. . .nourished.
And so I used it again the next night. And the next. I kept thinking I would reach a point where my face would say enough, but that wasn’t the case. I now use it every night as my main heavy moisturizer.
At some point, I considered other coconut oil benefits and decided to try it as an overall body moisturizer and bought a big jar for the tub. I apply it while in the bath, and it chases Winter dry off with a big stick. Just be willing to towel the tub clean of oil when you’re done.
You can also use coconut oil for hair conditioning in the same way you would use a conditioning mask. Apply it to your hair and leave on for an hour or so before shampooing it out.
I love the idea of feeding my skin something that I would also eat! This is the one I like to use.
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