I used to have bumps and large pores & irritation on my legs, and I just thought I had sensitive skin and was stuck with it. Well, I was half right. My skin IS sensitive to all the irritants I was using from my shaving cream, soap, & those fun scented & colored body lotions, but I’m NOT stuck with it.
I’m so happy with the solution I have found. I want to avoid parabens and all the different ingredients in so many beauty products, but I also am on a mission to simplify my beauty routine and the cost of all my beauty supplies.
My answer to ALL of these issues? Coconut Oil.
I love coconut oil so very much. It is a unique oil, solid when cool and liquid when room temperature or warmer. It does not need refrigerated.
Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid and Lauric Acid are the essential saturated fatty acids that are powerful ingredients in coconut oil. I love having an organic, natural product with such great benefits to it. It has the slight scent of coconut, but not overpowering at all.
I have been using coconut oil as a pre-shave oil this summer, in place of shaving cream or soap, and I can’t tell you how great my legs feel. Gone are any bumps or irritation. My pores are small and my skin has a healthy glow to it. I just love it.
I keep my jar of organic coconut oil in the shower, and not only use it as a pre-shaving lotion, but also as a quick after- shave oil. At the end of my shower, when I turn off the water, I slather the oil all over my whole body. I find it is a bit too heavy for my face, so I skip the face, but I’ve heard people rave about it as a face moisturizer. I keep a jar in my gym bag, and use it as a body lotion/moisturizer, too!
As I dry off, my legs are amazingly soft and smooth. I don’t have to put on any lotion after my showers, and rumor has it that coconut oil has an spf of 4, so it gives some natural sun protection, too!