Searching for the secret of eternal youth

@5thHouse (1692)
Sheffield, England
October 24, 2016 7:43am CST
I've just purchased some pure virgin coconut oil. A male friend of mine who is in his early 50s has been experimenting with it. He thought he was looking a little haggard but after using this for a few weeks he claims his skin glows and his hair feels lush and bouncy. (I haven't seen him so can't comment, but am prepared to trust him on this.) Well, if it works for him, I've decided I'm going to have to give it a go too. My friend is a great believer in all things natural and is convinced that we've all been brainwashed and sold a lie by the big companies. There may be some truth in that. So I will let you know how I get on after using the fruits of the earth. Apparently it has to be virgin. I'm not sure why. Perhaps, in the words of Madonna it will make me feel shiny and new. Have any of you ever used coconut oil on your skin and hair? And just out of curiosity, how many males are moisturising their skin these days? My husband certainly isn't, but male grooming does seem to have come a long way.
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Oct 16
I have to moisturize after so much sun damage to my skin, growing up in Texas and California. It does seem to help. I have not tried the coconut oil though. Try a before and after using it for a while photo maybe.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
24 Oct 16
I've just tried some. A little goes a long way. It's made my skin feel really greasy. It might be something I'll use as an overnight treatment rather than in the day time. It smells lovely though.
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Oct 16
@5thHouse I was thinking that it might feel really greasy. A nurse at my doc's office suggested Cerave and I like it pretty well
@TheHorse (70785)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Oct 16
@5thHouse I drink a lot of Parrot brand coconut juice. My hair is too short to tell if it's bouncier and more shiny.
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 Oct 16
Some people say it is more effective if you take a spoonful of it before every meal. I am not kidding.
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Oct 16
We cook a lot with coconut oil.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
24 Oct 16
It may be more beneficial taken internally, I guess.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 16
can you give me a sample picture here? @CaptAlbertWhisker
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@Corbin5 (112832)
• United States
24 Oct 16
I have never tried coconut oil on skin or hair, but if it works for you, then just may give it a try.
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@neersha (250)
• Delhi, India
9 Nov 16
you can use olive oil aur mix of olive and almond oil
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
9 Nov 16
@neersha I'm a great believer in the power of olive oil. If Sophia Loren recommends it, that's good enough for me!
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@Tampa_girl7 (25831)
• United States
24 Oct 16
My husband is big on moisturizing.
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@TheHorse (70785)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Oct 16
Several years ago, the cosmetics industry went after males. They had succeeded in making women feel insecure without their products, so they shifted their emphasis a bit. I would love to have sat in on those meetings. As of 20 or so years ago, women outspent men on useless gooey crap (cosmetics) by a 10 to 1 ratio. As of 10 or so years ago, the ratio was only 4 to 1.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
25 Oct 16
I do feel that we've been brainwashed into believing that we need these ridiculously expensive products to look good, but I'm sure the best 'beauty treatments' in the world are free - plenty of glasses of water a day and plenty of sleep.
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@FayeHazel (19040)
• United States
24 Oct 16
Nice Madonna reference there. Lol. I haven't had it that way but heard it works good. I also have eaten with it. It tastes good, mildly sweet
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
24 Oct 16
The smell is gorgeous but it makes me want to bake coconut cakes.
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@FayeHazel (19040)
• United States
25 Oct 16
@5thHouse Mmm now I'm craving macaroons
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@sol_cee (16880)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
26 Oct 16
Madonna and her wisdom.
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@moffittjc (44459)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Oct 16
I moisturize my skin in the winter time when the dry, cold air dries out my skin. I drink coconut water, and I've swished coconut oil around in my mouth (supposedly that's healthy for you), but I've never washed or moisturized with it.
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@DianneN (81904)
• United States
25 Oct 16
I've used virgin coconut oil. It didn't work as well as a good plastic surgeon. Lol!
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@LoriAMoore (4656)
• United States
25 Oct 16
I hear great things about coconut oil but haven't tried it yet
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
25 Oct 16
I am afraid to buy it. I have heard that there are many fake virgin coconut oils being sold in the market. Good luck on your experiment! I hope it will yield to positive results.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 16
I don't know but I do recall scientist experimented with rats and ones youth was restored.... After messing with it's DNA
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@ms1864 (6976)
• Bangalore, India
24 Oct 16
Yes i use it...for my hair all year round and for my skin in winters....it sure lives up to expectations. I think Extra Virgin is not sticky ...that's why it is recommended for such purposes.
@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
24 Oct 16
It's certainly made my skin feel silky smooth. I will try it on my hair as well. The little pot I bought will last ages, I think, as just the tiniest amount made so much oil.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Nov 16
I have seen it here added to creams and things but never on its own and the coconut waters is easily five euros a time just for a tin. Probably does do a lot of good too. Hope it has done your Friend some good too.
@neersha (250)
• Delhi, India
9 Nov 16
yes one should have one spoon of virgin coconut oil and apply that oil on body also helps to cure skin and eternal beauty.
@PatZAnthony (12863)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Oct 16
We have used organic coconut oil for years. My skin might not be better, but how would we know? First, we would all have to live years without the coconut oil and then go back and live with it. Not giving it up! We even put it in food we make for our pets.