What About "Organic" Face Moisturizers?"Organic" face moisturizers generally contain better ingredients, but they tend to be very expensive. And I have found them to be totally unnecessary, since my One Ingredient Face Moisturizer works wonderfully. If you eat real foods, this is probably something you already have on the shelf!
One Ingredient Face Moisturizer - Unrefined Coconut Oil!I've been using unrefined coconut oil as a face moisturizer for nearly two years. It smells great and works wonderfully. When applied sparingly, it is readily absorbed by the skin, and will therefore not lead to an oily appearance. Unrefined coconut oil is also very healthy for the skin. It contains lauric acid, which is antimicrobial and antiviral, so it is great for acne-prone skin.
How to Use Coconut Oil as a Facial MoisturizerThe method I use for applying unrefined coconut oil as a facial moisturizer is as follows:
- First, I wash my face with mild soap and very warm water. The warmth helps my pores to open up, and makes the coconut oil absorb better once applied.
- Then I lightly blot my face dry with a towel, leaving it still damp.
- Right away, I scoop a small amount of coconut oil onto my hands. I rub this into my hands (front and back of hands) and then use the very small amount left on my palms to apply coconut oil to my whole face and neck. NOTE: if you don't apply the coconut oil right away after washing your face, it will not be absorbed as readily so you may end up with an oily face.
It Works Great All Over the Body Too!I also like to use unrefined coconut oil as a moisturizer all over my body. The same rules apply: washing first with very warm water, lightly blotting the skin dry so that it is still a bit damp, and then applying the coconut oil right away. I find it works best to keep the coconut oil in the shower, so I can apply it before I even step out of the shower. Goosebumps definitely seem to keep the oil from absorbing, so I apply it while I am still toasty warm from the shower.
What do you use as a face moisturizer?
This post is part of Fat Tuesday!