This is not a question but a recommendation. I thought I was doing my skin a favour slathering harsh chemicals all over it, it always looked dry and terrible. Then I discovered olive oil and I thought this was the greatest breakthrough ever
But now I use coconut oil, it's not messy like olive oil, it seems to absorb quickly and it makes my skin look awesome!
Some people say it gives them acne but I don't really see how, if you haven't already give it a try!
Just wanted to recommend 100% shea butter. THE BEST STUFF I have ever used on my lips, heels, face, hands, hair - anything. Does not smell, easily absorbed. Can be used as hair gel. TRY IT!!! Make sure there are NO ADDITIVES, because sometimes they add tocopherol, and it is made from wheat germ (they add it because it is cheap).
Coconut oil also has been shown to help fight off foot fungus! [http://blog.sethroberts.net/2012/04/15/coconut-oilfoot-fungus-update/]
I adore coconut oil and use it in my hair weekly. I have very curly hair and it's often very dry so the coconut oil really helps with that. I also use it when I lay out in the sun. Mmm.
I used to make handmade soap in the past (not so much anymore simply for time constraints) and though I'm not allergic to coconut oil, it actually DRIES my skin out. And I'm talking about both handmade soap and hand-molded glycerin soap. I know others with similar experiences with coconut oil based soaps.
Coconut oil for ingesting? Good stuff. For skin? Not so much. There are much superior oils out there (like Shea and Emu oil).
About a year ago I stopped using anything on my face except Simple bar soap and 302 drops (some fanciful avocado stuff) that recommended using it very sparingly and encouraged days where you use nothing. It worked great.
After a few months of using it, I decided to try using nothing except the soap to wash off mineral makeup. Skin is nice. If I want it to glow, I eat some fish oil pills before I sleep. I don't seem to need moisturizer, unless I forget to eat enough fat the day before.
I use coconut oil to brush my teeth though, just a couple of drops on my toothbrush and a dab of toothpaste - I minimized it to that after trying oil-pulling which had some initial benefits but then hit a plateu. Plus I figured I'd rather not spit a tablespoon of coconut oil down the toilet. Seemed wasteful.
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