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A Secret For Beautiful Skin

Updated on June 20, 2012
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How To Not Look Your Age-- With Coconut Oil

I've written before about the merits of coconut oil for your health and to help prevent memory loss. Recently, however, I learned of another wonderful use for this oil. A friend of mine recently told me that she uses coconut oil daily to help keep her skin looking young. She shared a story with me of meeting an older woman, in her late seventies, with gorgeous skin and barely any wrinkles. When she asked her the secret of her youthful skin--her answer was coconut oil. My friend said that she uses this oil over her entire body and also as a treatment for her hair. Now that she uses this oil daily, she said, even in the dry summers where we live, her skin stays moist and she has no more cracking as before.

I Decided To Try It Myself

After hearing my friend rave about this coconut oil, I decided to try it for myself---I was already eating it in the morning on my toast as honey butter and cooking with it---so why not try it on the outside also! I used it at night to take off my make-up and in the morning as a floating base under my make-up. The nice thing is there are no chemicals to absorb into the skin with this natural product--and believe it or not, after applying it to wet skin and blotting it off, it was a perfect under make-up moisturizer and didn't feel greasy once the make-up was applied. My skin felt softer and I was saving a lot of money without having to purchase all the make-up removers, skin lotions, and under make-up moisturizers I was using before. I found that the best way to apply the coconut oil all over was after my shower while still wet, and then dry off the excess oil with a towel. It was nice to know that what I was applying on my outside, if absorbed into my body, was actually beneficial to my health. So, if you want to try this yourself, be sure to purchase the organic variety, and the pure virgin coconut oil.

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