Summer Glow, All Year Long.

So the Christmas and New Year celebrations are well and truly over. Most of us are back at work feeling a little run down after over indulging and our moods gloomier than the cold winter weather. All of a sudden the next thing to look forward to seems to be Summer. Oh the long days, hot nights, constant buzz and killer tans. We’re either penning in that summer escape or (for the more impatient ones of us) scanning the internet for those last minute deals.

Either way, by this time of year I’m usually feeling ridiculously pale- yes, even with my part-African mix- and I too am searching for that warm weather getaway. However, this year I’m looking surprisingly tanned and it’s all down to one little pot of magic- raw coconut oil.

Myself and my boyfriend have been using coconut oil as a moisturiser since returning from holiday last August. It’s worked wonders for our skin and nearly 6 months on, has managed to maintain our tans. In the midst of winter my skin is usually tired and dry after being deprived of the sunshine that it craves for so long. Instead, it’s healthy and glowing. Almost as if I’ve just returned from a quick weekend getaway! I’ve never seen anything like it. What’s more, I have a glowing boyfriend to match.

Applied daily, raw coconut oil will deeply moisturise your skin helping you to look and be healthier all year round. It’s fully natural, so there are no nasty chemicals that you might find in man-made moisturisers and averaging at around £6-£10 for a medium sized pot, it will last you for a good few months. Just be careful when applying to your face. Oil isn’t the best here, especially if you are prone to blemishing, therefore apply to the skin in circular motions before bed and wash off with a cleanser immediately after application for the most effective results.

I use Vita Coco Raw Coconut Oil and paid £8.49 for a 500ml tub. For moisturised skin and lasting tans, I would definitely recommend giving it a try! xx

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