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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Coconut Oil: Skincare

Let me begin by saying that when I talk about coconut oil, I’m referring to Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil. This stuff is a miracle oil! It’s so good I use it on my face! Yes my face. I have suffered with oily/acne prone skin since I was a teenager. I’ve spent money on dermatologists and high priced face products. Who knew the answer to my skin problems would come in the form of an oil.

I wash my face twice a day with coconut oil. It’s a supper easy process:
Step 1- take a dime size amount of coconut oil and massage it on face for about 1 minute.
Step 2- take a face cloth (I like to use a white one so I can see the dirt) run it under hot water. Wring water from cloth then wipe hot cloth over face to remove the coconut oil from face. I repeat this step until all of the oil is removed.

That’s it! If you suffer from dry skin you should take a small amount of oil and use it as a face moisturizer. Sometimes I use coconut oil to replace lotion when I get out the tub. My skin loves this stuff! Did I mention the smell? You’ll smell delicious with this stuff on.

"Commercial moisturizers contain lots of water, which makes you feel like your skin is being moisturized. But as soon as the water dries, your skin becomes dry again. Also, many commercial brands of moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that can suffocate the skin. In contrast, coconut oil provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin's surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture.” (huffington post)

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