Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tiny Tip Tuesday - Accidental Style


Time for another Tiny Tip for the Nature's Nurture blog hop!

And the Accidental tip of the day? OIL.


You may already be using the oil cleansing method for your face, but have you tried oil on the rest of you?  The Greeks and Romans were certainly onto something.

We are heading into winter down here in Australia, and that always causes my skin to dry out faster than a worm in a volcano. I get crispy. Scaly. Flaky. And then I split. It's horrible!

Conventional shop bought moisturizer covers the dryness for an hour or two, but it's a bandaid solution; it doesn't solve my skin issues, just hides them.

But when I hop into a warm shower and rub in a small amount of plain old olive oil? Bliss. The tightness is gone, the skin is supple and protected all day, and best of all, it's so cheap!

So if you need some serious skin protection for a very affordable price - oil up!

14 comments:

  1. Hmmm. As a student of the ancient world I can't believe I;ve never thought of doing that! I must try it.

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    1. I use an uncented moisture cream, the more like the better. Then I add sweet oil and castor oil. You decide how much of each but an example is one cup of moisture cream to a teaspoon each of the oils. Mix well and makes the best skin cream ever. I told a nurse about it beause she could not find anything to keep her hands from pealing from all the washing. It worked for her and other nurses have been using it too.

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    2. *the more solid like...

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  2. A worm in volcano lmao. Thanks for the tip. Jodie

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  3. I like this idea, excellent for cold climates going from freezing outside to overheated buildings all the time.

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  4. Such an awesome tip, Mrs. A! Thanks so much for linking up at Tiny Tip Tuesday :) And I still find it so mind-blowing that you're heading into winter in May ;) Stay warm - and moisturized! :)

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  5. I'm already in on the oil cleansing, half canola & half castor oi. I added a drop or 2 scented geranium essential oil, and I also use it after a bath , a drop of two directly on my face. No more expensive shop boughts for me!

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    1. You would smell awesome! I love geraniums :)

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  6. I've heard others swear by this remedy. I'll have to try it. Thank you for the tip. So nice to meet you.

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  7. I prefer to rub a little oil into my damp skin after the shower - that way the oil doesn't get into the bathtub and on your towels.

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  8. I also use oil to moisturize! I like coconut oil for my body and avocado oil or sweet almond oil for my face and lips. It's so simple, but works so well! My skin absorbs the oil quickly so I don't feel greasy. I've written some blog posts about it.

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