Natural Living

Natural Moisturizing

September 5, 2011

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So summer is winding down now, and before you know it, the weather is going to start getting chilly and it will be time to turn on the heat. With winter temperatures and use of heat every day, moisture is drawn from the skin and results in very dry skin.

I have this problem each year, and have tried a whole lot of different lotions throughout the years. Unfortunately for me, pretty much all of those lotions have not worked to fully moisturize my severely dry skin.

But last winter, I found something that really helped to moisturize my driest skin.

So what is the miracle lotion? It’s not a lotion at all. It is all natural nut based oils like sweet almond oil, jojoba oil or coconut oil.

My personal favorite is the coconut oil. I’m a big lover of coconut oil in general and really love using it for cooking and baking. But it’s also fabulous for the skin!

I use extra virgin coconut oil for everything in my house. As a moisturizer, it just can’t be beat. My face tends to get a little greasy, and yet I have some patches of very dry skin on my face as well. The coconut oil leaves my skin moisturized without adding to my natural greasy tendencies.

On the rest of my body, the coconut oil leaves my skin feeling like silk, but without any greasy residue. Regular use, has completely reversed the thick, scaly, dry skin on my feet and has left them soft.

There are some schools of thought that believe that coconut oil can even help those who have skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and skin infections. This is one of the brands that I use and I find that it’s a really great quality!

My next favorite oil is sweet almond oil. It is also absorbed very well into the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. Sweet almond oil is used regularly by many massage therapists because of these properties. This is a great brand of sweet almond oil.

The best part of using these oils is that they are completely natural and free from any toxic chemicals. They are guaranteed to leave your skin feeling softer and more luxurious than any man made moisturizer!

Any of these oils can be found at local health food stores or online.

  • Reply
    Healthy Notions, LLC
    October 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

    We love coconut oil and use it for all our cooking. We put a teaspoon in our morning herb tea -or- coffee as in my husband’s case ~ lol! It’s great!! 🙂

    • Reply
      October 12, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      We do too! It is such a great multi purpose fat!

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