I love love love coconut oil and have written entire posts about it before (including using it on your skin). However I just discovered a little trick to get the softest skin ever with coconut oil. This was a game-changer for me— especially when my skin is parched from dry winter air— so I just had to share!
I used to apply coconut oil to my skin like I would regular lotion: massaging into completely dry skin. This worked great, but it could take a few minutes to completely absorb and sometimes my skin felt a tad greasy.
I also use coconut oil in place of shaving cream, so I have the container by the shower. One day I decided to try something different and apply the coconut oil after my shower while my skin was still wet—it was sitting right there after all. I then patted dry with a towel. I couldn’t believe the results—I seriously had the softest skin ever!! And there was no greasiness…none!!
The results were so amazing I’ve changed my routine and have been applying coconut oil this way ever since. It might seem counterintuitive (oil and water don’t mix right?) but for some reason it just works…really really well!
- As soon as you finish showering (but before you dry off), massage coconut oil into wet skin.
- Pat dry with a towel to remove excess moisture.
Perhaps the best part of my “discovery” is that it speeds up my routine! (Because we moms don’t always have the luxury of a long time to shower and get ready!)
Speaking of a quick morning routine, check out my 5 Minute Makeup for Busy Moms!
You can use any brand of coconut oil, but I found that Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Oil smells AMAZING and it is in a square container, so it’s easier to use than trying to squeeze your hand into a jar (or getting a spoon to scoop it out).
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