Come on: After seeing this image of Kate Hudson with the hashtag #coconutoilskin, why wouldn’t I strive it?As a prepare dinner, I’m already an enormous fan of coconut oil. I sauté with it, put it in treats, add it to smoothie bowls, typically mix it into espresso. I additionally use it for minor burns within the kitchen; I discover it not solely soothes the ache, but additionally aids in therapeutic. You’ll at all times discover a huge container of natural, extra-virgin coconut oil in my kitchen (like this one).After I was in culinary college, there have been monumental tubs of coconut oil within the kitchens, and invariably you’d get some in your arms when reaching in to get some for a recipe. All of us received within the behavior of rubbing it into our arms, and it helped soothe the chapped pores and skin we received from a lot hand-washing and dealing with meals and knives.
RELATED: Tips on how to Make a Latte With Coconut OilSo I don’t know why it by no means occurred to me earlier than to apply it to my face, particularly since I’ve extremely dry pores and skin that I abuse with numerous operating outside. Plus, now that I’m in my mid-forties, effectively, let’s simply say my pores and skin can use all of the moisture it could actually get. I’m additionally at all times on the hunt for essentially the most pure, pure magnificence merchandise that I can discover.With all that in thoughts, I believed, Duh! Why not give it a shot?Right here’s what I did: At night time, after cleaning my face, I changed my fancy night time cream with pure coconut oil. I additionally gently rubbed it on my neck and chest, after which into my arms (and over my elbows). It didn’t take a lot, perhaps a few nickel-sized dollop. Then, within the morning, I put extra coconut oil on my face, neck and chest simply after showering. About 30 minutes later, I utilized sunscreen earlier than placing on make-up.I didn’t do something totally different from my standard (bare-bones) magnificence routine, aside from making use of some oil simply after showering, which solely took a couple of seconds.The consequence? This is my earlier than (left) and after.
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RELATED: 10 Shocking Magnificence Makes use of for Coconut OilOK, so I nonetheless don’t seem like Kate Hudson (bummer). However I actually love the best way the coconut oil feels on my face. It is super-moisturizing and nourishing, and it soaks in properly so my face feels gentle, however not greased up. I just like the odor of coconut; if you happen to don’t you in all probability might masks it a bit with a vital oil like lavender. So I’m going to maintain utilizing it. I don’t know that I’ll cease shopping for night time cream altogether; some nights I’d combine it up and use an everyday cream. However I’m formally shopping for a second tub of coconut oil so I can have one within the kitchen and one other within the lavatory.I could strive it on my hair subsequent.