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Old 10-15-2016, 10:35 AM
 
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my young granddaughter swears by coconut oil and I should try it too.. is it greasy though.
You don't need much at all and for me it soaks in and does not remain greasy when using only a small amount. The more you apply the greasier it will remain. Try just a little bit on the back of your hands and rub it in good and it will keep your hands moisturized and the greasy feeling goes away once it soaks in.
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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What are the best creams you know? To revitalize the skin. Make it look younger naturally. Tighten skin? that is 100% Natural
Coconut oil is overrated. So is looking younger I like generic Cetaphil myself. I only use that for dry skin on my face, which is my little reminder of Accutane treatment I had a few years ago. I use Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom scent everywhere else.
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:29 AM
 
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Coconut oil is overrated. So is looking younger I like generic Cetaphil myself. I only use that for dry skin on my face, which is my little reminder of Accutane treatment I had a few years ago. I use Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom scent everywhere else.
Not sure how something can be overrated when it has so many different uses and works great for so many people for so many different reasons. If anything it is underrated and underutilized.
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:44 PM
 
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For anyone using the coconut oil...are you using a specific type, or is the same one you would use for cooking too?

I've bought some from Trader Joe's, but wondered abt this...^^^
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:29 PM
 
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For anyone using the coconut oil...are you using a specific type, or is the same one you would use for cooking too?

I've bought some from Trader Joe's, but wondered abt this...^^^
I use the 100% Pure LouAna Coconut Oil
LouAna Coconut Oil

It has no coconut aroma or smell. This brand is refined so perhaps try to find an unrefined extra virgin cold-pressed coconut oil for cooking/baking/frying if you want super health benefits. But for a moisturizer, etc it is very economical. This brand works fine for my needs and I do use it for cooking/frying as well as moisturizing. I purchase it in a local grocery store but I am sure you can purchase it at most other grocery stores. I do believe the Walmart SuperCenters carry it also. I pay around $5 - $6 for the 30 oz. but it can run $10 or more at some places. It is in solid form and takes just slight heating to get to liquid form.

Any 100% pure/natural coconut oil will work for moisturizing/healing/cooking/baking. Here are some good reviews on coconut oils:
https://healthycoconutoil.org/louana...ut-oil-review/

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Old 10-15-2016, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Not sure how something can be overrated when it has so many different uses and works great for so many people for so many different reasons. If anything it is underrated and underutilized.
The reason I say coconut oil is overrated is because people claim it cures many more problems and ailments than it actually does. I was advised to use coconut oil in my dog's food to help her joints when she developed arthritis It's useful, but it isn't a miracle cure by any means. I tried it on my face in minuscule qualities and even tiny amounts made my face break out.
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Old 10-15-2016, 04:06 PM
 
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What's your "problem" keeping you from looking "younger?"

I have had good success with Boots Botanicals and Ole Hendricksen.
Second for Ole Hendrickson.
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:53 AM
 
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For glowing and bright skin, one must opt the natural products which includes the nature's ingredients like as a coconut oil, lavender, flower seeds, herbs and many more. these will not only tighten the skin, but make it even acne free.
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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You will do best with something that science has formulated, unfortunately. As I have posted before several times, I recommend CeraVe cream, both the a.m. and p.m. formulations, and their eye cream. I also have used ROC extra sensitive Retonol cream. For cleaning, I use CeraVe's moisturings cleanser.

I do think products like this work better on the skin than a "natural" substance, which can prove allergenic. You need the hyaluronic acid for instance. Or the retinol, although finding a product with very much of the retinol is hard and if you do, it will be pricey.

Whatever product you use, do moisturize daily, without fail, especially if you tend to have drier skin. Moisturize over a damp face, whenever possible. This is major. Do this and you should have better skin in general.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:53 PM
 
Location: New England
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Olive oil. And I also make something to use in winter that has olive oil in it along with lanolin, shea butter, and a few other things. But then I got lazy and bought something similar to what I've been making.

I just started on this:
Unscented | The Out of Africa website features skin care products made from pure and unrefined shea butter purchased from several women

I bought it in the health food store because I needed something----fast. Now I see that it would have been much cheaper online. UNscented and it feels so luxurious.
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