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Is coconut oil safe for my skin?

By HERWriter Blogger December 24, 2014 - 9:48am
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I've recently heard a lot of positive information on coconut oil, but I'm worried about using it on my skin. I'm not allergic. I have really dry skin, especially in the winter and I just fear that putting oil on my skin will cause it to be too oily. Any advice?

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Dear Amy,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! What a great question this time of the year, especially as the cold really dries out our skin!

Coconut oil is perfectly safe for your skin and shouldn't make it too oily.

The skin is our largest organ and it relies on our pores, sweat, and oil glands to stay cool, hydrated, and clean. To hydrate your skin, coconut oil is a fantastic choice!

It soaks in deep, conditions, moisturizes, and softens skin and is free from many unhealthy byproducts and parabens like the lotions you buy at the store. 

Coconut oil naturally clears away dirt, grime, and dead skin cells. It even has some antibacterial properties which helps to eliminate harmful bacteria.

It also has many other uses that are very cool. It soothes bug bites, aids in healing, works great on rashes, gets rid of flaky skin in addition to it's moisturizing benefits.

One thing you may not have known, but it is great for taking makeup off and even prevents aging. On your next trip to the market, be sure to pick up a jar of organic coconut oil. Don't forget to include it in your cooking; the beneficial fats work internally to fight inflammation, hydrate, and nourish cells too. 

If you find it to be too oily, mix a few drops in your moisturizer and apply that way.

Did this answer your question Amy?



December 24, 2014 - 12:35pm
HERWriter Blogger (reply to kristincaliendo)

Thank you Kristin! I can't wait to try it. Definitely going to pick up a jar on my next grocery run.

January 5, 2015 - 4:12pm
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