Saturday, May 22, 2010

Beauty (Super) Secret

If you are like me, you probably have an extended list of beauty items that you have tried (and failed).

From the time you started seeing your first pimple in your early teenage years to the recent hormonal monthly acne, sun damage, etc. we ALL have something we can improve when it comes to our skin.

I have had my share of cosmetic marry-go-around when it comes to skincare.

Recently, though, I have discovered something that I truly did not expect to work, and it has surprised me in so many ways, I have to share this.

Just so you know, It may not be exactly a secret, since it's well known and very common in some cultures.

Here is a picture of the so-called beauty secret....

Coconut Oil

This has become very much a staple in my bathroom -- in fact, aside from my face wash (Purpose) and exfoliant (DERMAdoctor Physical Chemistry) this is all I use.

I can take my make up off, wipe it down with a baby wipe, and then wash my face.
Then I apply a small amount of this oil on my face.
On my face.

It smells great, shrink pimples and gives me a glow (not shine).
My skin has never looked better.

I put it in my hair BEFORE washing it for about 30 minutes, and it gives it a nice soft finish, (I shampoo twice).
It works as a nice body lotion as well.

I also keep a separate jar in the kitchen and I put a spoon full in my hot chocolate or coffee, stir into my spaghetti instead of butter or olive oil, spread it on toast, put some in the smoothie.

It is endless as far as what and how you can consume it, and it has so many benefits.
You can read them here.


  1. Hmm, thanks for the tip! I would have never thought of it. I'll definitely give it a try.

  2. i love love love coconut oil. I use the organic extra virgin from Nature's Way. I smell like a macaroon slash AMAZING and delicious haha.

  3. I would never had realized coconut had so many positive benefits!

  4. I guess my mom is on to something. She has been using this stuff forever. ; )

  5. amazing post! thanks for sharing your beauty secret :) am going to read about it now!