It’s one thing to feed your body with a healthy diet but its also important to remember what your body absorbs as well. On my days off I love to strip back from my usual work routine, no make up and no blow dried hair. I actually feel my most sexy on these days, I treat it like a quick rejuvenation. One ingredient that keeps my skin, hair and body feeling naturally healthy is COCONUT OIL. You’ve probably heard it all before, at least I hope you have because it’s no secret, it’s the nut of all nuts that keeps on giving.
The way I use coconut oil on my face is more of a treat (once a week or when I am feeling very dry). My body on the other hand loves it everyday, literally drinks it in. I find the best time to apply is after a hot shower or bath.
-Scoop out and run through hands too warm up oil
-Rub all over body, focusing on your dry spots
-My bum, thighs and legs get a good dosage
A little goes a long way!
Coconut oil has been a savour after growing my hair back from bleach blonde to natural and healthy. Once a week I leave this treatment in overnight for a deep nourishment and wash out the excess in my morning routine.
-Scoop out as much as you wish
-Massage as much as you want
-Leave in for as long as you can
It’s the full treatment and a complete must if you haven’t tried it. I rub coconut oil all over and lie there to basically cook. It doesn’t sound glamourous but it’s amazing, especially if you love baths like me.
-Draw a bath
-Scoop out oil
-Rub it all over your body (coconut oil hair mask as well)
-The oil wil start to melt in the bath (be careful it might start to get slippery)
-After cooking for as long as you can, jump out
-Dab body dry
You should feel like a smooth baby’s bum and smell like a tropical holiday!
PHOTOGRAPHED BY RUDY ZVERINA, MAKE UP BY CONSTANCE BOWLES, HAIR BY KEITH ARCHER