Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Replace your night cream with Coconut Oil!

Coconut oil is another great natural find. I use this one almost every night (I've been experimenting with making coconut shea balms for my face too so I alternate now). Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer, and even if it's oily, it won't clog pores which was what sold me since I did tend to get blemishes here and there, it also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin. In addition to nicer skin, coconut oil can help in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema and is also used as the basic ingredient in many body care products such as soaps, lotions and creams used for skin care. 

Like anything else, patience is key when using the remedies on this blog if you want to achieve quality results, for example, if you wanted to get your body fit, you would need to keep up a healthy regimen from day to day to gradually get the quality results you want, well this is the same thing, nothing is overnight, but eventually you'll see a wonderful improvement in the texture and firmness of the skin with coconut oil.

You can pretty much use any type of coconut oil, I prefer food grade coconut oil (I also use cosmetic grade but that's harder to come by) which you can find at practically any health food store, I also use organic when I can. This particular brand is the one I started using and I really liked the texture (solid when cooler, and liquid when warmed and less grainy than other brands I've used, although all graininess will melt once rubbed on so don't worry if yours is grainy). I found this brand locally, it cost about 9-10$ and it lasts forever! It lasted me about a year. I don't really use this one during the day since its a bit oily with makeup on top, but if you have really dry skin you may be able to pull it off. I basically use coconut oil every night after I wash my face which substitutes a night cream, thus eliminating another chemically filled product from my daily routine with one that's all natural!

Little Tip: You might want to scoop up a small amount of CO from its original jar (with a clean spoon) to place in a smaller one to use daily if you're too lazy to use a knife every time to retrieve to coconut oil, you def. don't want to keep dunking your fingers in the oil since you'll most likely just introduce full of bacteria from your fingers overtime. In the summer when it's warmer and it becomes more of a liquid, you can place it in a small squeeze bottle.

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