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Top Summertime Skin Care Tips

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Whether it’s winter or summer, my skin is always dry and in need of extra moisture. The dryness of the winter months and the added sun exposure during summer both don’t help my complexion. I have been a fan of coconut oil for cooking for years now, but now swear by using this versatile oil for my skincare as well. Coconut oil contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which may be beneficial for acne as well. The moisturizing aspects of coconut oil are amazing and I love that your skin doesn’t feel greasy or weighed down after each application. I wanted […]

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Top Coconut Oil Uses of 2014

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Reflecting on 2014, I have found so many uses for coconut oil that I always try to share with all my family and friends. For those of you who are not familiar with coconut oil, it’s used as a replacement for butter or oil in a 1:1 ratio when cooking and baking. Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides, the most recognizable of them being lauric acid. Just like coconut oil, lauric acid is also found in breast milk. Rich in antioxidants, lauric acid and other medium chain triglycerides may help the body absorb important nutrients and minerals, as well as […]

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Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera: Summer Must-Haves

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Today officially marks the first day of summer! Living in Florida and dealing with 90 degree heat for the past two months, it’s felt like summer for me A LONG time ago. My house is located about five minutes away from the beach, so that’s one place you will find me on the weekends. When I was younger, I can’t tell you the numerous times I would bake in the sun. Now that I’m older, I have learned my lesson and try to protect myself as much as possible. Of course there will be times a sun burn may occur […]

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