^^ Me fighting the elements on days like this:
Hi guys! Happy Thursday. For some reason this winter I am having the hardest time keeping my face and lips moisturized. I posted a couple of weeks ago about what I’ve used to save my lips and since running out last week, look what I’m dealing with….
WARNING- LOOK AWAY IF YOU DON’T LIKE SEEING REALLY GROSS THINGS!
This is a really disgusting picture but you need to see what kind of level I am on right now:
Have you ever even seen lips like that on a normal, hydrated, lip balm wearing person? Yea, me either… except for this winter… on myself.
I stopped using the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask last week after running out (rather quickly) from globbing it on my pathetic lips for the past few weeks. So you may be wondering what I’ve been using instead… I’m almost scared to say it because so many people love this product and swear by it…. but there it goes: eos. Believe me, I used to love it, too and maybe it’s not all to blame for the current state of affairs over here. I mean you saw the weather conditions I’m dealing with but I actually think I am worse off now than I was before.
Rather than running up to Sephora again and dropping 26 bucks on another tube of the lip mask, I thought there must be something I have at home to soothe my lips. Turns out I was right and *bonus* it totally helped out my face, too.
I’ve proclaimed my love for coconut oil before (in one of my very first posts) but for some reason I kind of forgot about it’s awesome-healing-powers for a little while. Here’s what I did though and if your skin and lips are dry, you’re going to want to do this too.
Before taking a shower, put a small amount of unrefined, organic coconut oil in a jar or cup or something with a lid that you can set into warm water. Set it in a bath of warm water to liquefy the oil. It liquefies around 72 degrees so it won’t take much to melt it. Once it turns liquid, liberally apply over your face and lips. It will feel greasy and look really shiny- that’s ok. Allow it to sit on your face for 5 minutes or so and really sink into your moisture deprived skin.
When you get in the shower try not to let the water rinse off the coconut oil (yet). I carried on and did everything as normal without getting my face wet because I wanted the steam to open up my pores and allow the coconut oil to do its magic. Before getting out just use warm water (not too hot because it’ll just dry you out more) to rinse off the coconut oil.
Once you get out you will notice how moisturized your skin is. Not just the surface moisture you get from putting your daily moisturizer on, I mean really moisturized. My skin (and lips) looked so refreshed and healthier after this. Lock in moisture with your normal moisturizer and aquaphor. Try it out! Let me know what you think!