One Week using Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

I have heard so many times how great Coconut Oil is and how many uses it has is so crazy!

I purchased the largest tub (500ml) of Superdrug Coconut Oil ‘ For hair and skin – Fragranced – Naturally Softens Skin – Tames and Nourishes Hair’ which was currently in the 2 for £10 offer, so I could not just purchase the one and I am so glad that I did!

I have really wanted to find a great cleanser but I didn’t really want to put more chemicals on my face, especially as I have psoriasis (I have a recent blog post on how I deal with my Psoriasis here). I wasn’t quite sure where to go for ages, didn’t want to spend too much on a product that I would fall in love with and then never be able to afford it.. and that’s when I came across more articles on Coconut Oil such as Draxe’s here.

Day 01
I was not expecting huge things from using Coconut Oil as a cleanser, I thought that ‘Ok, it will take off most of my make up, but I’m still going to have to really scrub at my eyeliner (it’s pretty much like permanent marker) and my lip colour is always so hard to budge!
Oh boy, was I surprised?! I don’t think I could believe it at first that whilst rubbing my eyelids lightly, it actually came off in a few seconds! Although, you will have huge black splurges around your eyes which frightened the life out of my boyfriend when he saw me – but I was amazed with the outcome!

Products I am wearing:
NYX Eyebrow Gel in Chocolate
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Maybelline Lash Sensational (Non-Waterproof)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Sleek Face Form Palette (Bronzer and Blush)
Maybelline 24 Hour Lip Colour

 

I was really impressed with this and I instantly felt really smooth as it sank into my skin. I decided to put Coconut Oil onto my flakey patches of Psoriasis too (Apologies if that grosses anyone out haha!) and my, my, my.. the next morning, my flakes were gone!
Behind my ears have never been smoother, the sides of my nose, forehead, scalp and neck.. so smooth!

And who wouldn’t want to cleanse AND moisturise at the same time, right? Saves time and ‘killing two birds with one stone’.

Day 04
I wasn’t feeling too great on Days 2 and 3, so I didn’t take any photos those days but I did still carry on with the Coconut Oil and still have no disappointments!

Again, here I am wearing the Seventeen Tattoo Me Eyeliner which is incredible and does not budge all day long, let me say..

Products I am wearing:
NYX Eyebrow Gel in Chocolate
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Maybelline Lash Sensational (Non-Waterproof)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Sleek Face Form Palette (Bronzer and Blush)
Maybelline 24 Hour Lip Colour

Day 05

We are now at Day 5 and I really do feel like the condition of my skin is improving. It’s much softer, seems to have evened out and might have possibly helped with healing the two big spots I had on my face!

I am still loving it and have even started to plaster it all over my feet and put socks on to stop me from slipping and sliding everywhere! My feet feel so, so, so smooth the morning after!

I don’t think I can rave enough about Coconut Oil so far – I haven’t used it in my hair yet, but it is suppose to be incredible, I am just a little scared incase I cannot get all of the product out and my hair is super thick, so it will take ages to rewash!

Products I am wearing:
NYX Eyebrow Gel in Chocolate
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Maybelline Lash Sensational (Non-Waterproof)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Sleek Face Form Palette (Bronzer and Blush)
Maybelline 24 Hour Lip Colour

Day 06
My skin feels like it is getting much better at the moment, firstly my Stye has finally disappeared and also so have the spots.
I am feeling smoother, much cleaner and I have a lot less flakey Psoriasis! So that’s a win-win in my eyes!

Products I am wearing:
NYX Eyebrow Gel in Chocolate
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Maybelline Lash Sensational (Non-Waterproof)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Sleek Face Form Palette (Bronzer and Blush)
Maybelline 24 Hour Lip Colour

Day 07
So, technically it has been a week since I started using the Coconut Oil (minus two days of photos – sorry!) and I do feel much more refreshed, clean, soft and am feeling a little less stressed about my skin by not thinking ‘Am I properly cleaning my skin? Is my Psoriasis going to break out any minute now?’
I highly recommend giving Coconut Oil a try so far, you can get a 125ml tub from Superdrug for £2.49. At least it’s not breaking the bank, is natural and you can use it for so many other things if you don’t agree with it!

Overall, I found that my skin was much smoother, reduced the flakiness of my skin and really gave me a glow. I also found that I am very boring and wore the same make up look every day for a week, so I think I need to jazz that up a little!

 

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6 Comments

  1. Jollyhollybanolly
    April 26, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    I only have one set of make up that I wear I don’t wear it very often though. I tried coconut oil for a time. I probably should buy some more.

    • nuggetstump571
      April 27, 2017 / 10:40 am

      Hahaha, I’m glad it’s not only me then 😀
      Definitely, even if you don’t use it to remove make up, it has SOOO many uses! x

  2. April 28, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Great post!! I love Coconut Oil ive been using it everyday for the past 2 months, my skin has never felt better!! It also makes an amazing night moisturizer too.
    Emma x

    • nuggetstump571
      April 28, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      That’s amazing Emma! I’m so glad it’s not only me that absolutely loves this! 😀
      I love plastering my feet in Coconut Oil and they feel oh so good!

      Thank you for the lovely comment! x

  3. April 29, 2017 / 7:59 am

    This is a great post. I’ve been so intrigued by coconut oil and my boyfriend has really bad eczema so I’ll be going to superdrug asap.

    Thanks! Chloe x
    Thengguidetolondon.blogspot.co.uk

    • nuggetstump571
      May 19, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Chloe! Definitely give it a go, it soothes my psoriasis so much! x

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