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I Replaced My Night Cream With Coconut Oil, And These Are My Results

I don’t know why it never occurred to me to use my beloved coconut oil on my face, especially since I have incredibly dry skin that I abuse with lots of running outdoors.

Come on: After seeing this picture of Kate Hudson with the hashtag #coconutoilskin, why wouldn’t I try it?

As a cook, I’m already a huge fan of coconut oil. I sauté with it, put it in treats, add it to smoothie bowls, sometimes blend it into coffee. I also use it for minor burns in the kitchen; I find it not only soothes the pain, but also aids in healing. You’ll always find a big container of organic, extra-virgin coconut oil in my kitchen (like this one).

When I was in culinary school, there were enormous tubs of coconut oil in the kitchens, and invariably you’d get some on your hands when reaching in to get some for a recipe. All of us got in the habit of rubbing it into our hands, and it helped soothe the chapped skin we got from so much hand-washing and working with food and knives.

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So I don’t know why it never occurred to me before to use it on my face, especially since I have incredibly dry skin that I abuse with lots of running outdoors. Plus, now that I’m in my mid-forties, well, let’s just say my skin can use all the moisture it can get. I am also always on the hunt for the most pure, natural beauty products that I can find.

With all that in mind, I thought, Duh! Why not give it a shot?

Here’s…

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