Edited by Sunshine41, 20 November 2012 - 02:33 AM.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:32 AM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:18 AM
Coconut oil is different from other oils because it is solid below 78 degrees. This means that when it's on your skin, it stays in liquid form, thus preventing pore clogging. Also it doesn't go rancid like other oils. I've heard you can actually leave it out for a year at room temp and it won't go rancid. (i'll try to find out more about that)
If you want a quick overview of everything found in the oil that benefits the skin, an easy way to do so is to simply search 'coconut oil skin benefits'. There are loads of blogs and other sites discussing the healing power of this stuff.
Also for women, i've heard it's great for makeup removing.
Needs to be Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. The unrefined stuff
Here's a lady giving a brief overview
Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:52 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:33 AM
As for drinking more water to increase skin hydration, that's just a myth. Make sure you aren't dehydrated, but drinking more water than necessary will only lead to more trips in the bathroom.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:32 PM
Thanks! So it helps with dehydrated skin? Really? You have experience with it?
I do, and it does. However...oils either work great for a skin type, or they are terrible for it. Another great option is to purchase an aloe vera plant or leaf ( they sell leaves at whole foods market) and add some to a homemade toner to get an all in one toner/moisturizer/acne fighter. I make a green tea toner with a touch of sea salt that works great. I'll link you to the thread, but basically, you can add some aloe vera to the toner once it's cooled off to a warm temp (this way you don't destroy the beneficial enzymes) and then store it in the fridge. Also a caffeine free version of the toner uses green rooibos tea, which has even more antioxidants than green tea
Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:10 PM
And so far my skin reacted good to oils (olive, almond), I´ve been using the oil cleansing method and it´s great!
Edited by Sunshine41, 28 November 2012 - 08:06 AM.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:21 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:25 PM
Edited by Sunshine41, 11 December 2012 - 04:26 PM.