cooking oil can save your dry skin this winter

Ever looked at the ingredients in your favorite skincare product? Odds are there’s one cooking oil that’s near the top of the list.

For many, the idea of lathering cooking oil on to our skin sounds… well, a bit crazy! However, it may just be the one thing that saves you from dreaded dry skin this winter.

If you haven’t guessed which oil we’re raving about – it’s coconut oil!

That’s right, coconut oil.

Coconut oil is primarily composed of saturated fats that repairs your skin’s natural barrier and traps in moisture. And did we mention it’s a natural antimicrobial!? Antimicrobials get rid of surface bacteria you may pick up throughout the day.

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But wait, there’s more!

There’s one-word skincare experts will constantly throw at you especially during the colder winter months – hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Coconut oil does just that (plus more).

When used as a moisturizer, coconut oil has the ability to hydrate your skin. We’d recommend lathering on the oil after exfoliating with our natural coffee scrub. Doing so after exfoliating allows the coconut oil to seep down and deeply penetrate your skin cells.

Here are 3 more ways you can incorporate coconut oil into your skincare routine this winter:

  1. Pucker Up: No one likes dry, flaky lips. Coconut oil is the ideal remedy for chapped lips. Pack a bit in a miniature jar and lather over lips throughout the day.

  2. Exfoliate: Mix a tea spoon of coconut oil with a handful of your favorite exfoliator. Forgot to put coconut oil on your shopping list? No problem! We’ve got an all-natural coffee body scrub with coconut oil already included!

  3. Cold Sore Treatment: With winters, inevitably comes cold sores. I know, we all hate them. Coconut oil helps minimizes the pain and itching that comes with a cold sore. And even better? It stops the virus from reproducing and spreading on your lips!

Remember when you thought the idea of using cooking oil on your skin was crazy? We forgive you.

Just remember the next time you find yourself searching for products that actually work at your local retail store, try searching in the cooking oil aisle instead of the skincare section.

You’ll thank us later!