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 and could use extra moisturing). I even think of hair extension to have fuller and longer hair I’ve always wanted (check out The Lauren Ashtyn Collection of hair extension). 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 and good for acne treatments.
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?