Is anyone else ready for Spring yet? I’m VERY, VERY ready to say the least. Don’t get me wrong, I love the snow…until the end of December, and then I’m fine if it goes away for good.
Much to my dismay (and my two-year old’s delight) we’re still waist deep in snow here in Colorado.
My little girl could spend all day in the snow if we let her. She must get that from her father. 😉 Not only do I hate being cold, but my skin takes a real beating after 4 months of the cold, dry air.
My face gets dry and patchy, and my hands crack and bleed. My daughter is the same way. It can be very uncomfortable and painful, and regular lotion wasn’t cutting it, so I took it to our FB page, and this is what you gals had to say. There were so many great comments!
A lot of you recommended coconut oil, and I’m so glad you did! I’m hooked.
Have you ever googled the health benefits of coconut oil? Wow. I was blown away by all of the research done on this stuff. It claims to not only be great for the inside of your body, but the outside as well. I’m here to tell you it is an EXCELLENT skin moisturizer.
I use it on my face, my arms, legs, HANDS, everywhere. Even my dry lips. Coconut oil has a hard consistency, until it is warmed by your hands, and then you just rub the liquid onto your skin until it is absorbed.
Just putting this on a few times a day has made a huge difference.
If my hands are particularly bad, I’ll cake the coconut oil on, get some gloves, and sleep with them on to lock the moisture in longer.
It’s like a deep conditioning treatment for your hands. 😉
I just had a the most beautiful baby boy a few weeks ago. One of the greatest things about coconut oil is that it is all natural, and I don’t have to worry about it irritating his sensitive baby skin.
It also helps soothe cradle cap, and is great for infant massages.
I also have to mention I use coconut oil for my baby’s diaper rash. It works like a charm!
I love the fact my skin has become so much softer and smoother without the use of expensive skin-care products. Plus it smells good too. 😉
Not only is it a great moisturizer, but Coconut oil is also said to help with anti-aging and wrinkes, stretch marks, and skin problems such as acne and eczema. Wowza!
While we’re on the this topic, read how Lara uses coconut oil to make her hair luciously smooth, and learn why coconut oil is Missy’s favorite ingredient of All. Time. Also be sure to scroll down Missy’s post and read the comments – TONS of other great ideas for how to use this stuff. Ya, we are obsessed around here.
Are you a coconut oil lover also? How do you moisturize your skin in the winter?