Monday, November 3, 2014

Like cookies. (my thoughts on coconut oil)

I'm usually late to the party when it comes to popular things like movies, books, music, and whatever is deemed "trendy". Last year I joined the Who-niverse and this year I read the Hunger Games trilogy for the first time, but I still have "listen to the Beatles" on my list. I know, I know, how can I live in this modern age and only know 3 Beatles songs? I do not know.

This summer I kept reading how coconut oil is the alleged cure for everything, from frizzy hair and stubborn eye makeup to clear skin and yellow teeth. Sydney, from the Daybook blog wrote a post a while back and she mentioned how using the oil on her face had cleared up her skin and de-frizzed her hair. I decided to give it a go and picked up a jar of the stuff on my next grocery trip about a month ago.

I've been using it as a hair mask and as a nightly moisturizer and can say the hype is real. From using it on my hair once every week or two I can tell it's been great on my ends and no splits ends have appeared since my last haircut. And it smells fantastic. Like coconut buttery cookies. I would say though I've seen even better results in using it on my face.  After washing my face at night I use it in place of a moisturizer and wake up with clearer skin. The redness around my nose is lessened and the acne marks on my cheeks have been fading faster than when I used a regular moisturizer. Paired with my Clarisonic that I use every other night, my skin is much better and I use a lot less makeup. Cheaper than night cream and more effective? And it makes my face smell like cookies?? Yes please.

*this is not a sponsored post and I don't mean to sound like an infomercial. I just wanted to share my thoughts on the wonder that is coconut oil*

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