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Oil Up: Using a Coconut Oil to Combat Dry Skin

This dry weather is killing me!

While much of the nation was covered in snow this winter, OKC saw very little precipitation and could use a good rain.

A good rain not wrapped in a tornado or softball size hail either, please.

Anyhow, the dry weather has been rough on my skin. Plus, now we are entering into the “in between” season whereby we still have the heater on at night but the days are fairly mild.

Which means thirsty skin.

That sounds disgusting, but it’s true.

Thankfully, I’ve found ways to combat turning to an elephant over the years.

The best part is, the trick I’m sharing today not only gets you softer skin that traps moisture, but it’s also cheap!

My absolute favorite is this easy, cheap, and effective trip:

Oil up.

That statement is not followed by some sort of weird wrestling or sumo ritual, I assure you.

As you may know, I love of coconut oil and use it for so much!


I’ve shared how I’ve used it on my skin before, and today’s tip is no different.

I’ve found one of the best ways to prevent drying is to apply a couple tablespoons to your skin before hitting the shower.

The oil forms a barrier that helps prevent zapping your skin dry, and leaves your skin super soft afterward. In fact, you might not even need to lather up with lotion afterward.

Since I’m a California raisin, naturally I still do. smile


If oiling up before showering kind of makes you feel slimy, I’ve got another favorite alternative.

Stir up three tablespoons of coconut oil with three tablespoons of sugar or salt (I like sugar better because it tastes good when you use it on your face. Sue me)

Add in a few drops of vanilla or peppermint extract, and place everything in a mini mason jar.


Body scrub!

I triple the recipe and make a few at a time, which saves me time in the long run.

You have an all natural, three ingredient scrub that is not only free of crap you can’t pronounce, but also super effective!

I absolutely love this scrub and use it after I’ve used my body wash for a little more exfoliation and as a way to really hydrate and protect my leathery skin. Haha

Definitely give it a shot, you won’t be sorry.

So get on the coconut oil bandwagon and oil up already. Protect your prettiness! It works, it’s cheap, and it’s natural. Triple win. smile

Check in to kick off our Amazing Arms Month tomorrow! 

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