Sunday, 19 November 2017

Coconut Oil: How It's Changed My Skincare Regime

Coconut Oil: How It's Changed My Skincare Regime

Now, I do realise I'm about two years late to the coconut oil bandwagon. But, better late than never, right? Coconut oil has been all the rage, from using it in cooking to skincare and even for your feet. But, I never really bought into this trend until now.

Here's the backstory, about two months ago I stopped taking the contraceptive pill and, as a result, my skin has seriously broken out. I've always been pretty lucky with my skin, so it's really thrown me and knocked my confidence. I do realise some people have it a lot worse than me, so I don't expect you to get out the violins for me. I've just been putting up with them really and plodding on with my usual skincare regime, hoping that my hormones will sort themselves out sooner or later.

Coconut Oil: How It's Changed My Skincare Regime

Last week, I was watching Pixwoo's latest video with Rochell Humes. She mentioned that she was having a facial on holiday and the lady told her to put coconut oil on a blemish she had. She said 'I kid you not, it got rid of the spot'. So, that night, I headed to my kitchen cupboards and dabbed some coconut oil on all the blemishes that I had. The improvement in my skin the following morning was totally shocking. Whilst the spots have not completely gone, they have dramatically reduced. Since then, I have been putting the coconut oil on my skin every night before I go to bed and I am seeing an improvement in my skin every day. I have also replaced my morning cleanser with coconut oil. It works into the skin really nicely and leaves my skin feeling so soft.

Since this, I've used coconut oil as a hair mask, a lip balm and I've used it as a cuticle oil. It's pretty much becoming an obsession. Next on my list is to use the coconut oil as a foot mask - applying to the feet then wrapping them in cling film.  I'll let you know how I get on.

Coconut Oil: How It's Changed My Skincare Regime

From what I have read online, I don't think coconut oil is suitable for very oily or acne-prone skin. But, hopefully, it might work for you too.  Please let me know any other ways that you use coconut oil - I'd love to hear more ideas. Share them with me in the comments, or find me on  Instagram and Twitter.
Love, Kate xx 


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