About three months ago Dave and I ran out of face moisturizer. We had been using Desert Essence moisturizer, which we liked well enough. But when we ran out I didn’t exactly want to buy more, as it still had a bunch of ingredients I couldn’t pronounce. Instead, I grabbed the extra virgin coconut oil out of the cupboard, scraped out a small amount (about the size of my pinky nail), warmed it in my palms, then rubbed it on my face/neck! At first I was a little nervous that oil would beget acne. Instead, my skin felt super soft, smelled great, and (at least in my opinion) had better color. I told Dave to give it a try and we were sold on oil.
I did a little research for the best face oil and saw that jojoba oil is really good for skin (coconut oil is good, too, but I thought it would be fun to try something new). We bought a small bottle and added a few drops of lemongrass extract, both for the nice smell and the astringent qualities. Every morning we squirt 2-3 drops out into our palms and rub on. It’s wonderfully relaxing rubbing oil on your face! Spa-like.
The oil was $9 and the extract $14. The extract isn’t essential – you could do straight oil and be totally fine. But it will last for.ev.er since you only use a few drops in the bottle of oil. And the oil lasts a long time, too, as a tiny bit goes a long way (we both us it daily and we haven’t even used a quarter of the bottle yet). That means the oil feels better, smells better, makes your skin better (in my opinion), and costs less!
I would really recommend trying oil instead of regular moisturizer. You don’t need much, so a small bottle lasts a long time. And it feels really luxurious. Best of all, in three months I’ve only noticed improvements in my skin!