Finding all-natural, chemical-free skin moisturizers is possible, but they are usually very expensive, and justifiably so considering that organic materials are more costly then the laboratory man-made chemicals most lotions contain. Most conventional lotions contain parabans, petroleum derived materials (yes, that is the same stuff gasoline is made from) and sulfates, which all have harmful long-term side-effects, and more testing is still being done.
This 100% all-natural, organic, chemical-free and affordable miracle skin care is a simple kitchen ingredient that I've blogged about before - coconut oil! Yes, the same stuff that I am cooking with is my face and hand moisturizer and it works wonders! My initial thoughts when I learned that people use coconut oil as a face moisturizer was, "Won't that clog my pores and cause me to break out more?" The answer from experience is simply no. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid whose properties are antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and more. It also helps with maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion, stress relief and more. So in essence, it is not only moisturizing my face, it is naturally healing it. It's also affordable to find organic, cold-pressed coconut oil at your grocery store and you only use a minimal amount (about 1/8 tsp for the face), so a little goes a long way.
|After 2-3 days of using coconut oil and probiotics|
|After 1 week of using coconut oil and probiotics|
For more information on where to find coconut oil near you, visit the Where to Buy page.
To read more on using coconut oil as a cooking substitute and its health benefits, read my blog on Substitutes.