Cheap: Sweet Almond Oil
I’ve been an avid user of coconut oil to moisturize my body post shower, but I recently read about almond oil and had to give it a whirl. Verdict: I love it! It comes already as an oil (not a solid that you have to smear about to melt), so you just rub it in and it’s absorbed very easily. It’s not instantaneous absorption, but after a couple minutes, I feel comfortable putting on my clothes without fear of oily spots getting on them. I also feel like my skin is moisturized for the entire day. Sometimes, coconut oil left me feeling a little flaky (literally). Perhaps the best part is that there is NO smell whatsoever. As a girl who loves a spritz of perfume to suit my mood, I’m grateful that there is no coconutty smell to compete with my Chanel. If you are averse to the smell of coconuts, this is a great solution.
I have freckles from my teenage years spent lifeguarding at the neighborhood pool and my early twenties spent trying to get tan from a booth (which never worked, I just got more freckles). So, I’m really into products that claim to reduce dark spots. Typically, I just buy whatever magazine ad or tv commercial swayed me in a particular week. But, I recently discovered this product, and after a week of religious use, morning and night, I can tell a major difference in my skin. I wake up with rosy cheeks and I find myself using less powder on my nose to conceal what lies beneath. It’s hard to attribute just one product to improved skin because so much of the appearance of your skin also depends on your lifestyle (i.e. what you eat, what you drink, what you smoke), but all things even, I’m betting my money on Luminaze.
So, that’s what I’m loving lately. Anyone out there also smearing oil on their bodies (not like that, you perv) or reducing dark spots with any success? Holler atcha gurl.