I have been wondering lately if , even as we age, the natural products are just as good for our skin as the expensive products we are always convinced we need to keep our skin looking youthful. So for the past couple of weeks I have swapped out my usual skincare to try coconut oil and sweet almond oil in its place.
Coconut oil has so many health benefits and I switched long ago to using it to cook with. I read that if you are going to use it on your skin you should do it as a night treatment before you go to bed so that pollutants in the air during the day don't get caught in it on your face, which can clog the pores. So every nite I use a very small amount and pat it all over, including under the eye area and on my neck... I use organic by the way....The benefits of coconut oil on the skin are that it is full of antioxidants and medium chain fatty acids that help build cells rather than destroy them. This can slow down the ageing process. Also it is anti - microbial so is healing on the skin and can help prevent blackheads and spots....something I was concerned about getting if I used oils on my face , so good to know!
During the day I have been using sweet almond oil in the same way - just a small amount. Sweet almond oil is rich in Vits A D & E. It contains antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties. It also helps keep the moisture levels in your skin perfectly balanced which promotes an overall eveness in skin colour.
So far my skin looks good and does not have a dry appearance in this cold weather which it was starting to have with my normal moisturiser. I don't have any spots that have appeared due to putting oil on my skin and it is really soft. I think I will keep going for awhile to see if the good work continues.
There's definitely something to be said for natural.
8/13/2013 02:51:30 pm
what about wrinkles? and where did you buy yours from?
8/13/2013 02:56:17 pm
It is great for fine lines and I brought mine from a health food store.
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I have been a makeup artist for over 20 yrs and am passionate about beauty and helping women to look the best they possibly can. I believe that women are beautiful at any age , and being older myself, am constantly on the look out for products that will help the skin retain its glow and beauty. From a very young age I have paid attention to my skin and have always gone looking for new, innovative - or even tried and true products that make a difference. I take inspiration from my friends and women I meet in my work. These women are the reason I started this blog , so that I can pass on my knowledge and help women to keep looking, and feeling amazing . I love finding new looks that inspire and you can adapt to your own style . I am also a mum with 3 boys which keeps my life very busy ... and never dull as anyone who knows me will attest to! All items posted on this blog are chosen because I have personally tried them and like them. I hope you find something here that you will love and will work for you.