It is January and the winter wonderland weather will dry out anyone’s skin. At the moment, here in Southern California, it is about 85 degrees and sunny… I am NOT bragging. I am an East Coast girl and think that the winter months should be reserved for snow, skiing, scarves and hats and hot chocolate. That is one of the reasons I am flying home in a few weeks, to enjoy some of that blistering cold and remind me to appreciate the California heat when I return. Anyway, my skin usually tends to run on the dry side so I must do some extra preparation before my trip. I learned from watching one of my favorite shows, “The Doctors”, that if you rub coconut oil all over your body BEFORE you take a shower, you will emerge with soft, dewy, beautiful skin! Of course, I had to try it!!! LOVE IT!
Coconut oil has a hard consistency in the jar that melts when it comes in contact with the skin. So luxurious! You simply apply the oil all over, wait about 5 minutes or so and then hop in the shower. Be careful, though, because as the oil rinses off, the tub can become slippery and you don’t want to fall. Just be aware.
I like the Spectrum Brand Coconut Oil, but any brand will do. Another interesting thing is that it is the second healthiest oil to cook with. #1 is Olive Oil, which is used in tons of beauty products, as well, and can also be applied to the skin.
I love anything Coconut so this has definitely become one of my newest favorite beauty rituals. Try it and let me know what you think! OMG OBSESSED!
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