On a normal day my skin is a dry as an alligator’s tail but add winter to that and it is not a pretty sight. No kidding. It was always dry but as I’ve gotten older and I received my early gift (that’s what we are going to call my early menopause from now on) boy oh boy… I’m always looking for a cure all for this skin. I finally gave in and tried an inexpensive jar of coconut oil from Whole Foods. My only words are I Heart Coconuts!
I have only been using my new found dry skin cure all for a week, but I can totally see a difference in my skin. Using it twice a day, my skin is wayyyyyy soft, no longer dry, scaly and ashy. When I take a shower I don’t feel super dry any more, I feel like the antioxidants from the coconuts are still in my skin…that’s a nice feeling.
I also use the coconut oil on my hair overnight before I wash as a pre-conditioning treatment. It makes a difference in how my curls feel and fall. It helps take the frizz out. I sometimes use what’s left as a moisturizer for my face, the verdict is still out on that one, but it can’t hurt. Remember, antioxidants and we like that word!
I’m getting rid of all of that cutesy, smelly stuff in my cabinet that doesn't help with my dry skin. It just takes up too much space. If I want to smell better than a coconut I’ll put on perfume…right now smelling like a coconut and being soft works for me.
So, this is my formal apology to Mr. Coconut for all my years of neglect. I’m sorry, you are so sexy and do a body good…I heart you!
Does anyone else have a love affair with coconut oil? I know I can’t be the only one.