Apparently I am on a “slippery slope” of natural oils. It started with the sample of Argan oil that I received from Sephora, moved through the oil cleansing method, and has brought me to extra virgin coconut oil (EVCO).
I read about EVCO online and the “miracle” properties it has to cure everything from dry skin to thyroid issues to killing viruses. While I haven’t had the opportunity to test every one of these claims for myself, I have applied EVCO to my skin and face and can tell you that the (skincare) claims are true. I purchased a jar of EVCO from my local health foods store, and for the first day or so only tried it to moisturize my hands & feet.
I finally built up enough courage to try EVCO on my face, and I am so glad I did! The oil is solid while in the jar (kind of like a paste), but as soon as it touches your skin, it melts to a clear oil that you can massage into your skin. I apply about a pea-size amount my face at night after I cleanse (using the OCM) and massage it for about 30 seconds. My face is still oily-looking when I lay down to sleep, but when I wake up in the morning, it has completely absorbed, and my skin feels smooth like a baby’s bottom!
It also has helped clear up my acne, heal a mosquito bite, and removes waterproof mascara like a dream. I am slowly trying it for other things, and can’t wait to see what other things EVCO can cure!
What do you use EVCO for?