Does It Work? – Coconut Oil

You know, if you ever followed this blog, that I had used various sized dermarollers up until about a year ago. I used them on my stretch marks, on a scar I had on my leg, and even on facial pigmentation. But I then stopped rolling because my stretch marks faded enough to my satisfaction, the scar had basically disappeared, and the pigmentation… well I did not have real results but that may be because I wasn’t really dedicated to the task. But that’s not the point.

Now this blog is still online and by the number of visitors I’m getting here (and also on Youtube) it seems that people are still interested in looking younger and promoting a healthier lifestyle for themselves. Well – that hasn’t changed for me either! I’m always looking for new stuff to use to get healthier, keep my youth, improve my skin etc.

What I’m trying to say is that I’ve had this idea for quite some time now: To, every once in a while,  write about a really good product, or treatment or some other tip that I found useful. (And perhaps also to warn you about products that did not work).

The first thing I wanna talk about is a very simple product that is also very cheap but at the same time it’s amazing what you can do with it. I’m talking about Coconut oil!

Coconut Oil

I won’t bore you with the “nutritional facts” about Coconut oil. Suffice to say it’s rich with Vitamins C and E, minerals and other anti-oxidants.

Make sure you get “Virgin Coconut Oil” and the best is organic. You can tell if the quality of the oil is good simply by SMELLING IT. The more it smells like real coconut, the better!
So, what can you do with Coconut oil?
  1. Stainless Massage. It’s better than any other massage oil because its texture is like butter in room temperature but it melts right away upon touch. It has a gentle smell and it is easily absorbed in the skin. But perhaps the best thing about coconut oil as a massage oil is that, contrary to MOST oils, it will NOT stain your sheets.
  2. Moisturizing. For dry skin, coconut oil is just brilliant. Just apply a small amount ANYWHERE on your body to keep it moist and supple. I even use it on my face, it had gentle sunscreen properties too. Don’t apply too much, though, because it will make your skin shine.
  3. Toothpaste. Yes, you can even use coconut oil for brushing your teeth! I know I have been doing it for the past 2 weeks and it’s just great. A recent study even shows that it effectively fights some of the bacteria that resides in your mouth (Here’s the link). It tastes great, too, and some people swear that it helped for teeth whitening as well.
…And that’s it! You now have another weapon to add to your arsenal of good, cheap stuff that can do your body good. If you know of any other uses for coconut oil please let me know by commenting below.. I’m sure there’s more to it yet…

Next time I’m going to talk about another oil that I’ve used and that really saved my skin, so stay tuned! 🙂

P.S. I almost forgot: This is a blog about derma rollers so I better add that applying (sterile) coconut oil after dermarolling on the treated area can help calm it down and remove some of the associated redness.