Baby Steps to Better Skin – Update

I broke out, no thanks to coconut oil. My face appeared to be getting better for a bit, and then wham! Pimples even on parts of my face where I’d never had them. I’m not having that thing anywhere near my face ever again. Will think up something else for the scrub; maybe substitute with olive oil, or get another recipe altogether. Sad much.

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Baby Step 5: Exfoliate

The skin needs a little helping along when it comes to getting rid of dead cells and letting that glow shine through. My facial skin is oily, so I’ll need to do this about twice a week. Again, I have no idea which product to buy yet, so I’m going to make a simple exfoliating scrub at home, using just granulated sugar and coconut oil.

First I’ll place a hot wet towel over my face to open my pores. Then I’ll apply the scrub over my entire face, scrub carefully, and rinse thoroughly. Hello new skin!

Baby Step 4: Moisturize

This one is a bit more challenging, because I have no idea what moisturizer I should use. I’ve never liked the idea of using body lotion on my face. However, I need to start moisturizing my face asap. So, I’m going to use coconut oil. In the past it would not have made sense to use any oil on my face, but my research has shown that coconut oil has many benefits (some of which I’ve seen on my baby’s skin whenever I’ve applied it to rashes or allergic reactions), so I’m hoping it will work for my acne as well.

@AcneSkinSite says, “Coconut oil is known to work the best for acne. Whether they are zits, pimples, blackheads or whiteheads, it’s a remedy for all.” Some experts also say using oils on your face will help your skin regulate its own oil production.

My sister-in-law is a beautician and she makes pure coconut oil at home. I’ll buy some for my face for a few days and see how it goes.