We had a Cheeky follower and ‘Swiftie’ (Taylor Swift fan) ask us how she can incorporate coconut oil into her skincare routine! We recently got her skin back to its beautiful state and she feels confident enough to make some changes. We’re excited for her making some changes to her current skincare regime and even more excited that she’ll be following Taylor Swift’s skincare routine (she’s a big ‘Swiftie’). Yes, that’s why we mentioned the reference to ‘Swiftie’ 😉
In a recent interview, Taylor Swift mentioned that she follows a strictly coconut oil skincare routine and that has inspired our Cheeky to take a look at what coconut oil can do to her skin!
While my initial comment to her was to stay away from applying straight up coconut oil directly to your face, I personally believe that it is too thick and you may experience pore clogging issues. I have seen varying opinions of this, but after additional research, I do still stand by my initial comment. But just because we don’t suggest using coconut oil from the grocery store on your face, it doesn’t mean you can’t use it in other ways nor does it mean that you can’t use a variety of coconut oil-containing products you get from places like Dermstore.
So let’s first see what coconut oil can do for your beautiful skin, so we can be more like Ms. Swift 😉
- Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, moisturizing and according to research, great for atopic dermatitis.
- Coconut oil is a great emollient if the barrier function of your skin is disturbed or broken. It’s great at repairing and restoring your skin quickly as it is quickly absorbed into the epidermis.
- Coconut oil contains Vitamin E, essential amino acids, and lauric and caprylic acid which form part of the barrier function of your skin and help maintain your skin’s natural flora.
- Coconut oil is proven to be effective in increasing hydration and reducing water loss in really dry skin.
For Your Bod
- Coconut Oil: relieves dry skin and boosts its elasticity
- Essential Oils: soothe, nourish and protect your skin
- Vitamin E: eases dryness as it works to block free radicals from the body
- Dimethicone: seals in moisture while keeping environmental stressors out’
We love us some Herbivore! ‘This Coconut Milk Bath Soak is formulated with coconut milk powder, which moisturizes, softens, and soothes the skin. The light vanilla and coconut scent adds an aroma therapeutic element to relax and calm the mind and body.’
For Your Face
‘The Bamboo Firming Fluid by Eminence Organic Skin Care features a potent formula of antioxidants, proteins, vitamins and minerals to strengthen the skin and help balance its pH. Infused with coconut oil, vitamin C and electrolytes, this face serum delays the visible signs of aging, helps fight free radicals and immediately lifts and firms the skin.’
‘Eminence Organics Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer features coconut oil, coconut water, swiss green apple stem cells and a natural retinol alternative complex to reduce the signs of aging. Formulated for normal to dry skin types, this face cream deeply moisturizes the skin, balancing its pH, while toning and strengthening using electrolytes, vitamin C, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Nut-free.’
‘Coconut gel provides intensive hydration and restores the skin’s balance.’
‘The first step to balanced skin is moisturization. Our 100% natural Cleansing Oil is a facial cleanser formulated with a unique blend of Coconut and Argan oils that gently dissolve dirt and makeup without stripping the skin’s naturally protective barriers. The result is luxuriously clean, healthy-looking skin, without the oily residue.’
‘Grocery Store’ Coconut Oil Uses –
- Use to shave your legs, instead of shaving cream
- Mix coconut oil and sugar and massage on your lips to help soothe and rid of dryness
- Use coconut oil as a hand emollient
- If your body skin doesn’t typically experience pore clogging, consider using coconut oil as a body lotion – or apply it in areas where you need it more
- Mix coconut oil and salt and use as a body scrub during your next bath or shower
- Take a little bit of coconut oil and apply to your cuticles
- I read on many websites and publications that coconut oil can be great for when it’s time to remove eye makeup
- If your face can manage it (and you don’t have oily or acne-prone skin), many folks use traditional coconut oil to wash their faces – make sure that you re-wash your face again and only use coconut oil as a ‘double cleanser’
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