Let me introduce you to my new secret weapon: Coconut oil!
I know, I know, am I the last person to discover how amazing this stuff is?
Yes, you can (and should) bake with coconut oil, but I’ve started using it for my super dry skin and can’t say enough. It feels heavenly and the light coconut scent makes me feel like I’m at the beach.
Plus, I have been religiously rubbing my ever-growing belly to prevent stretch marks (and help the old ones). At 30 weeks, using coconut oil for stretch marks is working!
COCONUT OIL FOR STRETCH MARKS AND MORE BEAUTY BENEFITS:
Rub coconut oil into your belly (or legs or whatever) to reduce and prevent stretch marks.
Coconut oil works well as a massage oil
It an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin
It delays wrinkles and skin sagging
It can help treat skin problems like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema
Coconut oil also helps prevent premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties
5 beauty uses for coconut oil:
1. Slather all over right after your shower it’s best absorbed if skin is still slightly wet. I keep the jar on the bathroom counter so the heat from the shower helps soften and melt the oil.
2. Massage into the skin to help prevent and diminish stretch marks.
3. Ditch the high dollar face cream and use coconut oil as your daily moisturizer. My skin has never looked or felt better.
4. For dry, damaged hair, massage the oil into your scalp.
5. Use it to soften hands and feet. Massage into cuticles and on those rough feet. I’m trying to convince the hubby that foot massages are pregnancy essentials.