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I’ve always had acne-prone skin, and at 32 years old, I had given up all hope that this might change. I would never be taking a no-makeup selfie. NEVER. Still, I continued to wash my face twice a day, assuming that my skin would look even worse if I changed my routine. One day I just got too damn lazy to do it anymore. I was pregnant with two seven pound babies, so bending over a sink to wash my face with cleanser was more work than it was worth. This is when I accidentally learned that coconut oil is an amazing skincare product.
Coconut oil removes makeup. I had to remove my makeup somehow, and the coconut oil I slathered all over my giant belly looked like it might do the job. I rubbed a bunch on my face and wiped it off with a facial tissue. Success! All my makeup came right off. This was impressive considering I use Revlon ColorStay Foundation, which works great, but I’m pretty sure acrylic paint is easier to remove.
Coconut oil is a skin-balancing moisturizer. Using the logic that what worked for my belly would also work for my face, I applied more coconut oil to my face after removing my makeup. I won’t lie, I looked ridiculous. It’s oil, so you’ll look, you know, oily. Don’t let that scare you off. I was curious to see what would happen if I left the coconut oil on my face overnight, so I just showed my husband quick (he laughed) and I went to bed. The next morning I woke up to perfectly balanced, perfectly soft skin. Amazing!
Coconut oil prevents acne. Not only did I no longer have combination skin, but I stopped getting large blemishes. This was huge. The marks left behind after those big pimples were the thing I hated most about my skin, and watching them fade away was pretty much the best thing ever. It’s been two years and I can’t remember the last time I had blemish big enough to leave a lasting mark.
Coconut oil is cheap. You can get a gigantic tub for about twelve dollars. It takes me about six months to go through a container, so that averages out to two dollars a month. TWO DOLLARS!
What are you waiting for?! If you’re struggling with your skin, give coconut oil a try. Already tried it? I’d love to hear how it worked for you.