Hi everyone! I started the Organic Beauty On A Budget series back in February, and while I knew that the next product I wanted to talk about was coconut oil, I was struggling to figure out just how I wanted to share this one because coconut oil is not a little-known beauty solution. In the organic beauty world, everyone already knows about coconut oil and the amazing skincare benefits it holds. I always look for coconut oil that is certified organic and cold pressed, because cold pressed coconut oil yields the most health benefits. Nutiva is my favorite brand, and you can purchase it here.
No matter what I did that evening or how busy I am, I always take care of my skin before bed. Since I choose to splurge on Kora Organics products for my face, I have to save in other areas of my skincare routine, which is where coconut oil becomes the perfect addition to my college student budget. I love knowing that when I use coconut oil I am not putting any toxins on my skin, and a jar lasts a long time, even when you use it every night (like I do). It only takes a few minutes and a tiny bit of coconut oil for the softest skin.
Here are a few specific skin concerns the coconut oil has helped me with:
❤ Dry skin: Of course, this is the number one reason why I love this oil so much. The moisturizing properties of it are long lasting.
❤ Redness: Any redness from shaving is soothed and on it’s way to being healed, thanks to coconut oil’s natural anti-bacterial benefits.
❤ Sunscreen: If you are going to spend the day at the beach, I would definitely still wear some type of professional, organic sun protectant. For every day, I have found that coconut oil does an amazing job at protecting my skin from minimal sun exposure.
Thank you so much for reading, and I would love to know how you incorporate coconut oil into your beauty routine in the comment section!