Friday, February 20, 2015

Whole Food Your Face

Did you know that you can save a lot of money
on skin care products and improve your skin
and complexion by slathering on grease?

Well a nicer term is cooking oil, but I wanted
to get your attention. I know this sounds counter
intuitive, but it really has worked for me!
And if it works on me, it will work on anyone.

For 8 years, I've had a severe case of Rosacea.
Just a little salsa, just a little sip of wine, just a 
little bit of sunshine and my face breaks out in
bumps and stuff you don't want me to describe.
Then again, sometimes it even breaks out for
no reason at all.

I have been to six dermatologists over the years.
I have tried every product and skin care line,
every cream that burns like hell and costs a
small fortune (you name it, I've tried it)
and still my skin erupted all the time. 

For the last 2 months, I've gone "Whole Food"
on my face. At night, I slather organic coconut
oil on my face. I wear it into the shower and
use a warm wash cloth to gently remove the
coconut oil. 

When I get out of the shower, I smear organic
California brand olive oil all over my face, eyes,
lips, neck...well, you get the picture.

My skin is clear. My pores have shrunk.
The spider viens on my chin are disappearing.
I still get a bump or two at times, but I just put
some of either oil on it and it goes away. I've
stopped wearing foundation and now only wear
a tinted sunscreen daily.

I have to give credit to our oldest daughter, who got
us interested in the whole food lifestyle. Several years
ago Jenn lost over 100 pounds and has kept it off.
 She accomplished that by following a mostly Paleo and
 Primal lifestyle and getting off her butt more. We are
very proud of her, and I'll tell you about it some time.
But, for now, I want to stick with the skin issue.

One issue discussed on Paleo blogs and books is
the benefit to one's skin and complexion when you eat
less processed foods by sticking with whole foods and
eating more of the Omega 3 oils. If it works for the
inside of the body, it only makes sense that the
Omega 3 oils would be good for skin care too.

Interested in finding out more? Here's some resources:

Books On The Subject...

Great Posts On Subject:

Tinted Sunscreen I Use For Foundation,
Chemical Free:

I use to buy this tinted sunscreen from my
 dermatologist, but recently purchased it directly
via Amazon. It's $22 per tube, but lasts months.
I use it daily as my only foundation.

Thanks for dropping by today.

All recommendations are truly my own.
No one paid me or gave me any of these products.
This routine has worked for me. I hope you'll also
leave a comment if you have something that has
worked well for you.

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  1. I've heard coconut oil is wonderful. I love using it on my wood products, it just smells so nice too. So glad you reminded me about the other more important uses. So now you are more beautiful than ever, how does Wild Bill like your new look?

  2. I've been a fan of Whole Foods for years and I've been hearing about how good coconut oil is for the skin. I'll definitely have to check out that Coconut Oil Miracle book because I would like to learn more. Thanks for sharing how well it's worked for you. Have a good weekend... :)

  3. I have coconut oil but have never used it on my face. However, I do use it on my arms and legs to combat dry skin here in the winter. Maybe I should give it a try. Now...if it would only remove ALL wrinkles it would be perfect. xo Diana

  4. So happy for you finding something that works. Thumbs up!

  5. I believe every word. My daughter has raved about coconut oil for years. Don't know why I've never tried it but it is going on my shopping list. Thank you.

  6. My mom is a huge coconut fan. I bought some but keep forgetting to use it

  7. I saw your comment on Henny Penny's blog about the coconut oil, so I had to pay a visit.
    Hubby and I have completed a Whole 30 this year and are continuing on, and will stick with the Paleo way of eating. It is life changing!

  8. I do use olive oil and coconut oil on my face. I'm a firm believer in using healthier alternatives on the skin. I even use honey!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  9. I started using coconut oil on my skin last year; and even my husband has gotten on the bandwagon. I had used olive oil before and it was great, as well! These oils are also great for the hair!

  10. I hadn't heard of using these, but it does make a lot of sense. Like the idea of knowing exactly what I'm putting on my face. Thanks for the suggestion/review!

  11. I'm writing these products down to try myself. Thanks for the tip. I haven't gone paleo but I do buy all my meats from Whole Foods and a lot of our other foods. I have really noticed a huge difference.

  12. I'm writing these products down to try myself. Thanks for the tip. I haven't gone paleo but I do buy all my meats from Whole Foods and a lot of our other foods. I have really noticed a huge difference.