Friday, November 21, 2008

Skin Care--"About Face"





For those of you who know me in real life, you might want to sit down for this.

Especially Mamahollioni and KK who know how I feel about "product."

I've been doing this long enough that I can say it is working for me and I love it.

I've stopped buying expensive lotions and cleansers for my face and body.

I keep my now empty jar of Clarins Moisturizer (since it cost me $64 for that 1.7 oz jar) filled with

(trumpets please)

Organic Coconut Oil



















That's it. I get out of my shower and a little bit of that oil (usually in a solid form in my house) hits my warm skin, liquifies and I use it as an all-over body moisturizer as well as my facial moisturizer.

Since it has no scent and I am known to be quite the "scent junkie", I find that when I apply a fragrance, I don't have to use as much since I no longer have all these competing smells.

My skin is super-duper soft and it doesn't feel heavy or greasy. One jar at Whole Foods is $6-$9 for 14 oz.

I filled my little jar with it in October and it's still half-full. At the most, this is costing us $1.55/oz compared to almost $38/oz of the other stuff. Honestly, my skin looks better with the coconut oil.

For cleansers, I have used everything: Chanel, Biotherm, Shishedo, Clarins and more. They work great for my skin for a little while then I have a break-out problem.

Now?

I throw 1/2 Cup of oatmeal in the food processor so it's really fine. I scoop 1 tablespoon of the ground oatmeal and mix it with 1 tablespoon of organic plain yogurt. I smear it on and if I have time I let it sit for 5 minutes or so and wash off with warm water.

Now, I was really skeptical about this and thought it didn't work for me at first because I had a couple of breakouts. But I had a sneaky suspicion it was actually detoxing my skin so I stuck with it and sure enough the breakouts stopped and my skin looks and feels great.

I keep the ground oatmeal in a container in the kitchen and the yogurt obviously stays in the frig. I just mix a tablespoon of each together in a little dish and head up stairs.

It feels fantastic going on and leaves my skin clean and soft. This recipe and more can be found at Pioneer Thinking.




1 comment:

Kim (aka- Kanga-mom and sometimes Rabbit-mommy) said...

Wow! That is a really cool idea! I am so going to try out the whole oatmeal yogurt thing because I have a ton of both on hand here at all times. Thanks Lainie!

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