Is Your Skin Ready for the Summer Sun?
I love the warmth of the sunshine on my skin!  Especially as we tiptoe out of the winter months, coats and mittens.  How do you take care of your skin?  Does it feel dry and dull?I love the benefits of natural and healthy skin care.  

Benefits of Coconut for Skin
One of the top ingredients in natural or DIY acne skin care products is coconut. This is because when you get it in its natural or organic form, it is very gentle on your skin, but provides a lot of excellent dermatological benefits. Here are some reasons to use coconut and how to make your own face scrub.Coconut Has Excellent Nutrients
When you start looking at DIY recipes for skin care products and mask, or you decide to buy over-the-counter natural skin care products, you will notice that coconut is often included in them. This is often coconut oil, but some of them also use coconut milk. The reason coconut is a major ingredient is because of how healthy it is for you.
Coconut helps you in so many ways, including making your hair shiny, helping clean your teeth, moisturizing your skin, and hydrating your body. It can also help with your acne.
Coconut first has fatty acids, but the good kind. It has antimicrobials, which are going to help remove the bacteria that causes acne in the first place.
Another important nutrient in coconut is vitamin E, which can also help to clear blocked sebum glands and improve your skin’s overall appearance.

It is an Anti-Inflammatory
Coconut is a natural anti-inflammatory, which means it can help reduce the inflammation in your skin. Adult acne is often linked to excessive inflammation, so this can help clear up the breakouts and reduce the problem in the future.
Coconut oil especially can penetrate deeply into your skin layers, so if you keep using products with coconut oil, you won’t have a big problem with acne in the future.

Making Your Own Coconut Scrub
If you are going to make your own acne skin care products with coconut, you first want to choose virgin coconut oil. This is in its natural form, so it doesn’t contain any additives or artificial ingredients.
Since exfoliating your skin is important when trying to get rid of adult acne, making a scrub with coconut oil is an excellent option.
If you want to make your own scrub, start by getting the right type of coconut oil. You may want to warm it over low heat so it is easier to work with. Use salt or brown sugar as the scrubbing agent, combining it with the coconut oil until it becomes a paste that you can use on your face. You may add essential oils if you like.
Your body is a temple and you need to take care of it!
Enjoy this amazing body scrub recipe to give you gorgeous and flawless skin!
1 Tablespoon room temperature Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons finely ground Pink Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt
3-4 Drops Rose Organic Essential Oil

Simply whisk these three ingredients together with a fork for a ready-to-use scrub!
Use on hands, feet, arms, and legs. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Check out my nourishing and hydrating salad below that will make your skin happy.  

If you need some help getting your skin and body ready for summer, I’m here to help.
We all need a coach and someone to talk with. 
Contact me for a FREE 15 minute Clarity call.

I am here to help you learn what your body needs and what works for you to feel your best at every age.

coconut collage

Coach Peggy