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Coconut oil and your beauty routine
Yes, you read that right. I use coconut oil to wash my face. I won't take my makeup off with anything else. It cleanses, moisturizes and has anti-bacterial properties. It's perfect for sensitive skin (mine hates anything chemical) and smells wonderful. Not only that but its really inexpensive, and easy to find. I purchase my coconut oil at Trader Joe's for less than $7 and it will last me more than four months. You can also use it for hair conditioner (increases hair growth) and a body moisturizer. It's great for massages, and even intimate use. As with all new things being introduced to your skin try a little patch test area to ensure you're not sensitive to the oil prior to slathering it all over your face.
How to use as a makeup remover:
Coconut oil comes in a jar in and is solid at room temperature. Don't be intimidated by this! It's going to take off all of your makeup and moisturize your face at the same time.
Step one: Wet a clean washcloth with warm but not hot water.
Step two: Scoop out a dime sized amount of oil and melt in the palm of your hands by rubbing together.
Step three: Apply the melted oil to your face with your hands in an upward motion being careful not to pull or stress your skin.
Step four: Take the warm, wet washcloth and hold it over your face for about 30 seconds to help soften and remove your makeup.
Step five: wipe away your makeup with an upward motion and voila! You're ready for toner. I recommend witch hazel. I'll post about the benefits of using witch hazel for everything from face toner to healing tattoos quickly in another blog.
If you try this out please give it at least 30 days, your skin takes 28 days to regenerate. I'm curious if you like it! Let me know if this works for you! I think you'll really like it!
Saint Paul based photographer offering Headshot and creative portraiture focusing on Commercial needs.
I worked with Elle Halls of Nouvelle Design Studio for my business profile picture (used for LinkedIn, email, website, business cards, etc.) and she was amazing! She really listened to what I wanted, and made me a part of the process, stopping many times throughout the shoot to show me how the photos were looking. What I thought was going to be a "business errand/chore" ended up being a lot of fun! I highly recommend using Elle for your photography project.
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