January 13, 2011

Beauty Secret - Coconut Oil

So, as women we share our beauty secrets right? And not just women but even our fellow males the metro-sexuals and homosexuals - no?

If you know me in real life you've probably heard me rave about coconut oil. It's one of the best homeopathic slash natural remedies I have found that actually works. I use it for a billion things on a daily basis. I have a little jar of it I carry in my purse at all times. A large jar of it lasts a long time too even with as much as we use it.

Here are just a few ways I use it:

I use it for wrinkle cream around my eyes and on my neck
I put it on the psoriasis patches I have - which, by the way, rarely flare up when I do this
I use it for makeup remover
Instead of bath beads I put a tablespoon of this in a hot bath. It makes you feel silky smooth.
Great for lip balm
I'll put it on my cuticles after one of my at home manicures. My heels love it too.
Head wax - we use it on Tyrone's bald head when he shaves it
I put it on the ends of my hair when they're looking dry. I've tried using it as conditioner but it didn't work very well for me. Works great as a pomade though.
Use it as an ointment for cuts and bruises - helps speed up the healing process
My husband uses this almost as much as I do. He loves it too even though he doesn't have the stereotypical ashy skin that some african americans have (he's lucky). His skin is pefect - I kind of hate him too sometimes. I pray out children take after him.
It's interesting because it comes in a solid form but as soon as you touch it with your warm hands it melts really fast. It appears really greasy but it doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy (at least I don't think so). It really absorbs into your skin.
I've done a google search on this stuff and there are about a billion more things it supposedly aids in. I've heard if you eat it daily it helps you lose weight. I haven't tried it myself though - I probably should.
I thought this would be fun to share and may start this as a regular segment. I love hearing what others use. I actually love talking about makeup and stuff like this. It's def one of those darn girlie things about me.

What are your beauty secrets?


VABookworm87 said...

I've never tried coconut oil. I think I'll have to! :)

Jen said...

interesting, will try.

I use vaseline and a&d ointment for just about all my skin needs!