Searching for the secret of eternal youth
By 5th House
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.
14 people like this
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.