If you aren’t already slathering Whipped Coconut Oil on your face/body, read on to be convinced that you should!
Several years ago I talked about Coconut Oil for your skin. I have been slathering it on my skin now for the past FOUR YEARS, every day. I can without a doubt say that it is THE best thing I have ever done for my skin, my face in particular.
Frankincense is one of the “when in doubt, reach for . . . ” oils that I use a lot. One of its many, many benefits is that it is fabulous for the skin. It helps your skin look and feel soft and radiant – and who doesn’t want that? It nourishes and strengthens the skin as well. I had to get used to the smell at first and putting it on my face, but now I don’t even notice it and I love the difference it’s made to my whipped coconut oil!
I started adding the wild orange oil a couple of years ago because citrus oils are also very nourishing for the skin and help with tightening, cleansing, and radiance. Plus, it smells fantastic!
I have noticed some major benefits of putting coconut oil on my face. First of all, I have always had blackheads on my nose. Ever since puberty, they have been there. Nothing terrible, but a constant companion . . . I now have hardly ANY. I would say I don’t have any, but there’s probably a couple hiding. However, you can’t really tell. They are no longer visible, they have shrunk in size and it’s truly amazing to me.
If I eat dairy products or lots of sugar, and at a certain time of the month I get a couple of zits, but otherwise I no longer get them. I have never struggled with acne, oily skin or it being super dry, but I always have had a zit or two. Not anymore.
I know that the idea of putting oil on your face might seem counter-intuitive. Although it goes against everything that popular culture has always told you about your skin and it clogging your pores, etc., that is simply not true.
Our skin and hair have natural protective barriers made up of many things, including OIL. When you strip that oil away with cleansers and don’t replace it, your skin breaks out and makes all sorts of problems for you.
Using oils on your face actually helps to regulate oil production, so it’s working with your body’s natural processes to make your skin look and feel its best. It also fills in any gaps just beneath the surface of your skin and plumps it up, giving it a really healthy glow.
Is it horrible of me to say that sometimes I like to stroke my face and it makes me grin because it’s so soft? Probably. But it’s true.
That being said, when you first begin cleansing and moisturizing your skin with oil, it will most likely cause a breakout as the oil cleans out all of the dirt from your pores. Your skin adjusts and cleans house, then you start seeing the benefits.
Another great benefit I have seen using this is in my skin tone. I have always had uneven skin, especially on my face. It hasn’t ever been a “bother” for me, but I was aware of it. I’ve never worn foundation or cover up on my face, so it’s been a bit red and blotchy my entire life.
Since I started using whipped coconut oil on my face, my skin tone has evened out drastically. This is incredible to me, and not an effect I was expecting to happen.
I cannot say enough good things about putting this oil on your face/skin. It has completely transformed mine, and I know that a lot of people struggle with their skin. Please, please try it if you are looking for some help in this area. It’s worth a shot.
Go whip some up and let me know what it does for you!