My Coconut Oil Skincare Routine

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Lately, I’ve had really crazy dry skin. Like, wake up with itchy, tight, flakey skin every morning. I don’t know why. My hormones are fine and I eat well. It must be one of those fun things about getting older! No matter how many lotions I’ve tried, no matter how much fat I eat, no matter how much water I drink, I’m still all itchy and dry. Since spring has hit, my dry skin has morphed into eczema on my shoulders, chest, face, and neck. Not a pretty sight. 
I was pretty much at the end of my rope. Since I already had the coconut oil around for oil pulling, one day I just thought, why not rub this all over my skin? What’s the worst that could happen?

Turns out it’s pretty great. So here’s what I do: a couple nights a week, I dig spoonful after spoonful of coconut oil out of this jar, warm it into a liquid with my hands, then rub it on my skin. About half a tablespoon is enough to cover a section of skin. I start with my face then work my way all the way down to my toes. Then I go back and put a little bit more on my face! I rub any excess on my hands into the ends of my hair (because guess what? my hair is also super dry). Then I put on my jammies and go to bed. When I wake up, my skin is actually hydrated!

Coconut oil makes a great moisturizer for sensitive skin for a few reasons:

1) It’s just coconut oil. If it gives me a rash, I’ll know it was the coconut oil. With other moisturizers, I never know which of the many unpronounceable ingredients caused the allergic reaction.

2) Coconut oil has antibacterial properties, so if you have eczema (like me), it can help to kill any bacteria that might cause your reaction.

3) While coconut oil penetrates your skin to moisturize, it also acts as a barrier to hold in your body’s natural moisture.

4) It’s filled with vitamin E which is great for your skin.

Since I’ve started this routine, my eczema has faded and I don’t need to wear foundation anymore. Plus, it’s like $6 for a huge jar. What’s not to love about that?

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2 Responses

  1. I have a jar of coconut oil that's been sitting in my cabinet for a while now. I need to bust it out and try it on my skin!!!

  2. I'm a big fan of coconut oil as well. I usually use it for my legs, and it really softens and smoothens the skin!

    Jules x

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