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Wash your face with coconut oil

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I know what you’re going to say. You will never in a million years cleanse your face with coconut oil. Coconut oil is a greasy mess that does nothing for you. You’ve tried it. It sucks in every way. The hype over it is BS, and people are crazy. I’ve said all the same things myself. I’ve previously tried coconut oil for my skin and hated it. I tried coconut oil for my hair and hated it even more. I ended up just cooking with what was left of the coconut oil I had purchased for my skin and hair.

But last month my sister came to visit and we went shopping, and she wanted me to make a dish that required coconut oil, so we bought a big container of coconut oil, which I have just sitting there. So the other day I decided to try mixing turmeric with some coconut oil to take off my makeup. I noticed after, that my skin looked and felt better than it had in days. I’m in one of those spells of time where I have to put on makeup for photos every day. It’s rough on my skin. So after I noticed how much better my skin looked after I had used coconut oil and turmeric to remove my make-up, I tried it again the next couple of days and I began to rethink coconut oil. Previously I had been using coconut oil to moisturize my face after I had cleansed my face, and it just left my face looking and feeling ridiculously greasy. What if I cleansed my face with coconut oil instead? Based on the results from the coconut oil turmeric scrub, I began to think that the real benefit of coconut oil for skin wasn’t in applying it to the skin after cleansing and leaving it on as a greasy, shiny layer. The real benefit might actually come from using it during the cleansing process.

So I went on my PC to do some research because I wasn’t sure if it was a crazy idea to cleanse your face with coconut oil. I mean, it’s oil. You cleanse your face to remove oil and dirt and other impurities. Three big questions popped into my head as I contemplated the idea of using coconut oil to cleanse my face.

  1. How are you going to remove oil if you’re using oil to wash your face?
  2. How are you going to remove dirt when dirt sticks to oil?
  3. How are you going to remove impurities by washing your face with food?

I was pretty sure I wouldn’t come across anything that would support the idea that it’s okay to cleanse your face with coconut oil. But I was wrong. I came across an article on the website Coconuts and Kettlebells titled How to Clean your face with coconut oil. You can read the article here

Because I could identify with so much of what the author was saying about her experiences before she began to cleanse her face with coconut oil, and because of her claim that since she started cleansing her face with coconut oil her skin never feels dry and she hasn’t had a blemish in years, I figured what the heck, let me try this wash your face with coconut oil thing and see if there’s anything to it.

At this point you’re thinking to yourself that I have no business telling you to wash your face with coconut oil when I’ve only just begun this practice myself. I haven’t tried it long enough to know if it really has any lasting benefits. It’s too early for me to comment on the impact on my skin. And you’re not wrong, but I’m definitely impressed enough so far that I haven’t washed my face with anything other than coconut oil for a few days. And my skin feels soft and smooth. I haven’t broken out with any new pimples (yet). And the process kills two birds with one stone. If I forget to put on moisturizer it’s no problem because my face is left moisturized from washing it with coconut oil.

I’m about to get up and go do exactly what I am suggesting to you to do. It is time for me to prepare for bed so I am going to wash my face with coconut oil and try out the apple cider vinegar toner that the author of the Coconut and Kettlebells website recommends as a second step after you wash your face with coconut oil. Then I will apply the products I am using in the battle against these ginormous bags I have under my eyes and the nasolabial folds that are trying hard to ruin my face permanently (unless I find myself with the financial means and decide to seek options at the hands of a cosmetic surgeon.

Do you already wash your face with coconut oil?

Feel free to share your thoughts on the subject of washing your face with coconut oil, especially if you currently wash our face with coconut oil. If you do, how long have you been doing it and how would you say it compares to other methods of facial cleansing?

I do believe in mixing things up because after a while my skin stops responding to care methods even if the methods were working. Everything seems to just set back to square one. I do have periods when my skin looks great and my face is relaxed and firm and tight. But then I go many nights in a row not getting anywhere close to an adequate amount of sleep, and that negates all the work that was done. At this age, nothing makes you look worse than when you are not getting enough sleep, and my fear is that at some point, nothing will reverse the damage. So I can’t wait for my JuveRest pillow to arrive. And my hope is that with the JuveRest Pillow and the items I am using to fight back against pre-mature aging, I will be able to keep myself looking decent for at least another few years.

Some of things I use in my daily skincare regimen

  • Shea butter
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Collagen powder
  • Silk peptide
  • Aloe vera powder

And now I will add coconut oil to the list and see how that develops.

Wishing you a good night’s rest

Singer songwriter Adelamonica AKA Avenue Sixty editor in chief. Writing as Monica for The Monica Archives. Writing has always been one of my passions. In fact, when I was a teenager, I used to tell people they should remember my name, because I was going to become a famous author. I used to live to write and write to live--not in the sense of writing for income but writing to combat depression and to feel a sense of purpose. I've written novels, poems, articles and essays that I tried unsuccessfully to get published over many years starting in my teens. When I discovered blogging several ages ago, I turned to that avenue as a means of doing what I love without having to worry about publishers and their rejection letters. Modeling is also something I have always enjoyed and something I wanted very badly to do as a teenager. So badly that I used to lie and tell people I was a model. I would carry around a large portfolio style photo album and claim it was my modeling portfolio. But, as with my writing, the people with the power to make my modeling dreams come true saw nothing in me that made them stop me in the streets of New York to offer me a modeling contract with their agency. So when I discovered the ability to photograph my own self (before cell phones and selfies) I took up a hobby of pretend modeling at home and that hobby has remained with me throughout my life as a form of self expression and self therapy. I ask that you kindly excuse my lack of worldliness and any instances where I demonstrate lack of tact or lack of knowledge and even lack of basic intelligence in my writing and posing. I'm just here trying to have a little fun doing the things that make me happy. I'm just an average human for whom writing and posing and singing and dancing and the other things I do are ways I express myself and keep myself going on this ever challenging journey of life. I hope you will find something even remotely useful or interesting in the things I share.

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