My friend Edna works at Sunshine Health Foods. I generally consult her for any ailment I have. I talked to her about my scar and also asked her to recommend a natural facial moisturizer. She told me about using aloe vera to help the healing and fade the scar, plus she said an added benefit of using the aloe vera was that it is an excellent facial moisturizer.
I went home, ditched my facial moisturizing cream and began using the aloe vera (Lily of the Desert 99%). After only a few days I began to notice a change in the scar and my face began to feel tighter and smoother plus it just felt so much better to the touch.
Shorty thereafter, I noticed I had run out of body oil (which I usually have blended for me at Body Time). As an African American woman, I must use an oil for my skin. I was desperate to find a quick fix to tide me over until I could get to Body Time.
Just so happens that I had recently researched how to make my own tooth paste and one of the ingredients was coconut oil. I had heard that women from some native cultures swear by coconut oil. So I began reading about all the many ways that coconut oil is beneficial. One of those ways is as a body moisturizer. Hmmmm. I mixed some up in a glass bowl and added a few drops of essential oils. But, it doesn't stop there. Coconut oil can be used as a replacement for soap on your face, as a make up remover and for anti aging. You can also eat it to reduce belly fat.
- It has antibacterial and antifungal properties
- It won't change the pH of your face so it's not irritating
- Lots and lots of antioxidants to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles
- It tricks the skin into thinking it has enough oil to slow down oil production while locking in the moisture
- It's been shown to work for all skin types
Check out some of the additional benefits of Coconut oil
1. Relieves Stress
2. Makes Your Hair Grow and Repairs Damage
3. Improves Healing and Fights Infections
4. Improves Digestion
5. Gives you Energy
6. Prevents Disease
7. Great for the Heart
WOW!! The benefits are endless
There are many, many links, so you can do your own research, but here's one to get you started.
and here are some of the benefits of giving it to your dog(s) and cats
If you decide to try it, be sure to get the organic kind, cold pressed is best. You can put it on your popcorn or use instead of butter.
Please let me know how it works for you.